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Essentials of Freight Forwarding

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

  • Opportunity for career advancements
  • Flexible course format that can be completed at the convenience of the participants
  • Hands-on training for enhanced educational experience
  • Globally recognized course providers
  • Competency-based case studies to learn professional skills quickly and efficiently
  • Videos and comprehensive notes
  • Updated course content in virtual lessons and textbooks
  • Exhaustive glossary of logistics definition
  • Internationally recognized certifications
Essentials of Freightforwarding

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

Who is this course for?

The Essentials of Freight Forwarding course is primarily designed to meet the education needs of:

New in the Logistics industry New to the business

Individuals who are new to the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries and need to acquire new skills and knowledge to become more employable.

Freight Forwarding professionals Proffesionals

Individuals who are currently working in the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries, but wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge to advance their career.

Dates and duration

  • Enrollment 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 Coop members can complete it within 3 months.
  • 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 goods
  • Costing and quoting and alternative transport solutions

CIFFA Certificate in Essentials of Freight Forwarding

Successful candidates must pass one or two exams, depending on whether the virtual classroom or on-demand option is selected. After passing these exams, they will obtain a CIFFA Certificate in International Freight Forwarding.


  • Medium English Business level is a must, in order to understand all the topics of the course.
  • Some knowledge of the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries is beneficial but 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 expenses     Members Only

Registration from 26th February to 25th March 2024.
In order to check the courses fees and to register, please access your members area and click 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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