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CIFFA education programs are designed CIFFA education programs are designed by professionals with experience in a variety of freight forwarding matters, who have been providing students with the highest level of professional education over the years. Courses are intended for people working in the transportation and logistics sector who would like to further their career, likewise, courses are perfect for newcomers in this sector who want to start their journey in this industry on a strong footing.

Course details:

In this course you will learn about commercial documents and regulatory compliance, export packaging, transportation of dangerous goods, how to devise alternative transport solutions for clients, and properly cost and quote on a shipment, and how buyers and sellers manage risk with a variety of international payment methods and cargo insurance. Once you are enrolled you will have access to fully narrated lessons that contain case studies that will put the learner into real world scenarios, e-textbooks are provided and can be viewed on up to three devices.

Advantages of selecting this course

  • Raise your job profile and accomplish your career goals
  • Complete the course at your suitable time and pace
  • Enjoy practical training for a more fruitful learning experience
  • Master your professional skills through case-studies
  • Benefit from videos and comprehensive notes
  • Obtain updated course content in e-textbooks and online classes
  • Learn from a detailed glossary for logistics terminology
  • Attain a recognized certifications from a renowned course provider
Essentials of Freightforwarding

Before joining this course, we recommend that you first enroll to the
International Transportation and Trade Course

Who are the ideal candidates for this course?

This course has been designed to meet the educational requirements of both:

Newcomers in the freight forwarding industry
Freight Forwarding professionals
New to the business
People who have just started their careers in the transportation and logistics industry will benefit from taking this course. Since it will help them to understand the complexities of logistical operations, acquire new skills and enhance their job profile.
The course can also be taken by experienced logistics professionals who want to advance their expertise and be up-to-date with the latest industry trends so as to get a competitive edge.

Dates and duration

  • Enrollment will be opened from 26th February to 25th March 2024.
Starting date
  • The training period is from 27th March to 27th June 2024.
  • Aproximately 65 – 75 hours of dedicated study time are required to complete this course.
  • The exam is set for 1st July 2024.

Topics covered

  • Commercial documentation and regulatory compliance
  • International payments
  • Export packaging and warehousing
  • Cargo insurance
  • Cargo security and dangerous cargo
  • Pricing and quoting and alternative transport solutions

CIFFA Certificate in Essentials of Freight Forwarding

Course participants must pass one online exam. The lessons have case studies and questions that will help prepare the student for the exam. The pupil will receive their score on completion of the exam.


  • An average level of business English will be required to clearly understand all the course topics.
  • Elementary knowledge of international transportation, trade, logistics, and supply chain industry could be useful but is not required.

Technical requirements

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Goggle Chrome, Opera 9.5 and above.
  • Online lessons will NOT work on iPads or iPhones.

Registration and cost     Members Only

Registration will open on 26th February and will close on 25th March 2024.
In order to check the courses fees and to register, please access your members area and clic on the "logistics courses registration" button, on the dashboard on the left of the page. Then kindly fill in the online form with your registration details.


Before joining this course, we recommend that you first enroll to the
International Transportation and Trade Course

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