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The qualification will develop students’ understanding in the use of guarantees, industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby credits. CSDG enables students to demonstrate a high level of expertise and improves knowledge and understanding of the complex issues associated with demand guarantee best practice.
Studying CSDG covers:
The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
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The tools and terminology necessary to draft, issue and claim on demand guarantees and related products. The roles, obligations and relationships between parties of demand guarantee transactions. As well as the affects of external factors, the risks involved and how to manage these.
CSDG is assessed through a 3-hour paper-based objective exam split into two sections:
CSDG is examined in over 40 countries at designated international centres.
£500 which includes learning materials and exam entry
*Please note, candidates outside of the UK are required to pay the international booking fee.
Registration for the April 2017 exam is open and applications must be received on or before 31 January 2017.
The exams are scheduled to take place on 7 and 8 April 2017.
For further details and any queries please contact Student and Customer Services via email or on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.
All candidates should register directly with us unless you fall into the below international candidate categories. Download and complete the registration form and send to the relevant address listed.
Upon completion of CSDG, your CSDG designation will remain valid for three years. To retain the designation, you are required to participate in the recertification programme. Alternatively, you can register for and re-take the exam at the end of the three-year period.
On completion of CSDG, there are several study pathways available:
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Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF®)
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As a student studying this qualification you will automatically become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance. The cost of which is included in your course registration.*
*Please note that upon completion of your studies you will be required to pay an annual subscription fee if you wish to continue with your membership.
For registration and other enquiries please contact Student and Customer Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.