Certified Trade Finance Professional

CTFP : Certified Trade Finance Professional

CTFP is administered by AAIFM (The American Association for Investment and Financial Management); one of the most renowned associations for banking and financial services, financial management, risk management, corporate control and investment in the United States. By earning CTFP candidates demonstrate that they have mastered the trade and corporate finance body of knowledge, obtained the skills of trade finance, and committed to AAIFM core values and code of ethics. Earning your CTFP designation not only broadens your skill set, it demonstrates a standardized level of industry knowledge, making you a recognized leader in trade and corporate finance.

CTFP Certification Preparation

If you are studying in order to prepare for the CTFP exam; AAIFM provides candidates with training sessions for many of the exam questions. AAIFM also provide thorough training for the exam modules using its learning system through authorized training providers and prometric centers worldwide.

AAIFM CTFP Recertification

Once you have passed the CTFP exam and received your certification, you will need to stay up to date on developments in corporate finance practices. To prove you have maintained and updated your trade and corporate finance knowledge and skills, AAIFM requires that you recertify every 4 years. (please refer to recertification for more info)



  • A passing score on the CTFP Examination.
  • Bachelor Degree in any field and;
  • A minimum of two years experience in any related area (corporate finance, trade finance, corporate control, financial management…).
  • A Minimum of 30 hours of corporate finance approved training.

Exam Format:

The CTFP (Certified Corporate Finance Professional) examination is a 3-hour exam, Case study analysis and multiple essay questions examinations. The exam is given in booklet form.

Exam Outline:

  1. Trade risks and risk assessment
  2. Methods of payment
  3. Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit
  4. Currency risk management
  5. Export credit insurance
  6. Trade finance
  7. Structured trade finance
  8. Terms of payment


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