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Certified Specialist in Trade Finance (CSTF)

The CSTF programme covers structured trade finance, supply chain finance, understanding forwards, options and futures, monitoring trade finance transactions etc

US $600

Lifetime months access

12+ hours of interactive learning

3 hour exam

Downloadable AIES certificate

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A Globally Recognised Credential


Develop a well-rounded trade finance skillset

This is a 3-month program designed to equip trade professionals with skills in various areas of International trade financing using different trade instruments and finance options.

The Certified Specialist Trade Finance Program (CSTF) enables trade professionals to demonstrate expertise in handling trade finance, supply chain finance, forwards, options, and future international trade transactions.

The Certified Specialist in Trade Finance program covers structured trade finance, supply chain finance, understanding forwards, options, and futures, monitoring trade finance transactions etc

Learning Objectives

By the end of this eCourse you will understand:

Course Structure & Outline

Access period

Full lifetime access


12:35:04 Hours On demand videos




Access on mobile and TV


A 3 hour exam with 140 multiple choice questions



Course Outline

Introduction to International Trade Finance
4 Pillars of Trade Finance
Understanding Short, Medium to Long Term Trade Financing
Handling Structured Trade Finance
Understanding Supply Chain Finance
Managing Trade Finance risk and fraud
Understanding forwards, futures and options
Monitoring and Information flow in trade finance transaction
Trade Finance Instruments - BC, LC, SBLC and Demand Guarantee
Risk profile for payment methods in trade
Synopsis of trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing

Who should take this course?

Treasurers, Credit Risk Officers, Trade Specialist, Trade Desk Officer/Manager in banks and staff of Import and Export trading.

Animated explainer videos

This eCourse includes animated videos to help you better understand core concepts

Case study

Learning is easier with practical examples and we’ve included a whole lesson dedicated to a case study

Course Author

Bamidele Ayemibo

Bamidele Ayemibo

CEO, 3T Impex Trade Consulting

Bamidele Ayemibo, the “Export King” he is fondly called, is an internationally recognized business consultant and marketing expert. He is the Lead consultant at 3T Impex Trade Consulting Limited. He is also a Trade Consultant with numerous trade certifications. He is the first Certified Specialist in Demand Guarantee in Nigeria and among the first ten in Africa. He holds a Master’s in International Business with Law from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in International Business Marketing from the LIGS University, Hawaii, United States of America. He conceived, designed, and facilitated the training of the First Export Diploma Programme and Six Trade Professional Development Programmes in Africa in conjunction with the American Institute of Extended Studies.

Student Feedback

Certified Specialist in Trade Finance

Exam Fee - $600

Application Fee - ₦10,000 - $10

Tutorial Fee - ₦100,000 - $100

Total - $710

These Banks All Use The CSTF To Train Their Staff


Answers to your most commonly asked questions.
Can I pay more than once?

Yes in three tranches

Who will issue the certificate?

American Institute of Extended Studies

Is the certificate recognised abroad?

Yes, it has been used to secure jobs and admission in Europe and American

Have more questions? Get in touch.

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