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Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)

Professional Qualifications

Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)

CSDG develops practical knowledge and expertise in the use of guarantees including industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby credits.

About the qualification

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees will develop your understanding of industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby letters of credit.

After studying CSDG, you will be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in the complex issues associated with demand guarantee best practice.

Studying CSDG covers: 

  • Demand guarantees – including tender, performance and advance payment
  • Indemnities, Suretyships and standby letters of credit and how they compare
  • Scope of industry rules including URDG 758 and ISP98
  • Parties involved in demand guarantees and their roles and obligations
  • Risk issues, including types, control and mitigations
  • Impact of external factors including governing law and force majeure

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Key facts

  • You can book your exam at one of our designated test centres around the world
  • Comprehensive study materials are provided online only
  • Upon completion, you are able to use the ‘CSDG’ designation after your name
  • The price includes study material and exam entry


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CSDG consists of one unit.

Unit - Principles and Practices of Demand Guarantees


  • Tools and terminology to draft, issue and claim on demand guarantees.
  • Roles, obligations and relationships between parties of demand guarantee transactions.
  • Effects of external factors, risks involved and how to manage these.


CSDG is a self-study qualification and following registration you will receive online access to the study resources covering the syllabus and containing review questions and activities. A specimen paper is also available to download.
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The international CSDG registry contains the names of individuals that hold the CSDG designation. Names are removed from the registry after three years if an individual has not successfully recertified .

If your name does not appear or you have any queries, please contact Customer and Student Enquiries by email or on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.

CSDG Registry

The international CSDG Registry contains the names of individuals that hold the CSDG 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.

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CSDG is assessed through a 3-hour and 15 minute multiple-choice examination split into two sections:

  • Section A - 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B - 10 standalone multiple-choice questions, one case study with 6 linked multiple-choice questions and 6 simulation exercises

You can book your exam at one of our designated test centres around the world.

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International students registration

Registrations and queries for students from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea should be directed to the email addresses and telephone numbers provided under the relevant country below.

The Secretary General
ICC Bangladesh
Suvastu Tower (56th Floor)
69/1, Pantha Path
Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.

If you have any queries, please email arahman@icc-bd.org or iccb@bdmail.net or call 880-2862-1942 or 880-29676698.

Ms. Deng Mo
Training Center of CCPIT & CCOIC,
No. 2 Huapichang Hutong,
Xicheng District, Bejing, 100035,

If you have any queries, please email csdgchina@ccpit.org or call (+8610)82217209.


ICC Indonesia
Tempo Pavilion 1 building 8th Floor
Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav. 11
Jakarta 12950

If you have any queries, please email icc@iccindonesia.org or call (+62) 21 29667914 or fax (+62) 21 29667915.


ICC Malaysia
Level 26 Menara Hong Leong
No. 6 Jalan Damanlela
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur

If you have any queries, please email icc.cpk@rdl.com.my or call 03-2632 9999

Ms Sangkyung Kim
Korea International Finance Institute
KIFI Building, 50-8,
Toegyero 20 Gil
Seoul 100-042
South Korea

If you have any queries, please email kifi01@naver.com or call (+82) 2 778 0808.

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