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Trade and transaction banking Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF)

Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF)

The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance is relevant to all trade finance professionals seeking to implement tailored open account finance solutions.

By studying CSCF you will understand the importance of knowing your clients and the operation of their physical supply chains.

You will learn the standard definitions of SCF, how to identify funding gaps as a result of trade cycle analysis and how to understand clients’ needs. In addition, you will develop your skills in structuring and implementing SCF solutions.

Analysis of the client’s underlying trade cycle, accurate identification and application of financing and risk mitigation solutions (including foreign exchange management and settlement) are essential to be able to meet clients’ needs and expectations.

Developing a broad understanding of the available finance options is central to success in this industry.

While studying with us, you’ll become a Member of LIBF (MLIBF), receiving benefits including careers support and access to professional networking events.

In partnership with

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy

Supported by

  • Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)

  • International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)

  • UK Finance

  • Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT)

Endorsed by

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Key information


  • £750 for the full qualification

Study duration

  • You'll have 12 months from registration to complete the qualification

  • Everything is online, so you can study at a pace that suits you


  • One unit

Your studies will cover

  • Supply chain finance environment

  • Role of traditional trade finance products

  • Key components of trade cycle analysis

  • Application and implementation of supply chain finance techniques and associated legal, technological, cost and risk implications

  • The importance of innovation and strategy

Your qualification at a glance


You can take exams at a test centre or at home with remote invigilation.

Your first exam is included in the registration fee for each module.

You'll receive a digital certificate once you have passed.


Registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Unit information

What study materials do I get?

As part of the registration fee you'll get access to:

  • a student-led discussion forum

  • unit syllabus

  • student handbook

  • specimen paper

  • study planner

  • online access to our student portal MyLIBF

  • online access to our virtual library KnowledgeBank.

The core text for CSCF has been prepared by John Bugeja and Lionel Taylor of Trade Advisory Network; renowned specialists in the field of supply chain finance.


CSCF is assessed through a single 2 hour 30-minute objective exam, split into two sections.

  • 60 multiple choice questions (a total of 60 marks available for section A)

  • Five multiple choice questions and five multi-response questions (worth one mark each); followed by three case studies comprising a combination of questions requiring you to evaluate a scenario, including questions requiring you to pair statements from a selection of options, 10 marks will available for each case study (a total of 40 marks available for section B).

Your first exam is included in the registration fee. If you need to retake an exam a resit fee will be payable.

You can choose when to take your exam and pick from test centres nationwide or through remote invigilation.

Exam and assessment information


Registration is open all year round.

You can register by clicking 'register now' button below or by calling our Customer Services team on +44 (0)1227 818609.

Full qualification


price includes study materials and exam entry
Additional costs

Corporate bookings

If you are a company and want to register a cohort of students onto CSCF please email trade@libf.ac.uk for further information.

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International students registration

Students from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and South Korea should contact a relevant country contact to register for CITF.

CSCF Registry

The international CSCF Registry contains the names of individuals that hold the CSCF designation.

It may take up to 30 days for an individual’s details to appear after receiving their results. If an individual has not passed, their details will not be in the registry. If they don’t successfully recertify after three years, their names are removed from the registry.

If you have any queries, please email customerservices@libf.ac.uk or in case of issues registering online please call our Student and Customer Services on +01227 913218 (9.30am - 5.30pm GMT). Please have your card ready for payment.

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