Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 

Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 

CSCF is the industry certification designed for trade finance professionals who want to build their knowledge and understanding of the techniques for financing international supply chains.


About the qualification

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.

The wide-ranging scope of this international qualification includes:

  • 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
  • Importance of innovation and strategy

The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Key facts

  • Comprehensive study materials are provided online only
  • Registration is open all year round
  • You can book your exam at test centres or through remote invigilation
  • Upon completion, you are able to use the CSCF designation after your name
  • The price includes study materials and exam entry.
  • Once you’ve passed you’ll receive a digital certificate. A paper copy can also be ordered for an additional fee.
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Unit – Supply Chain Finance


CSCF consists of one unit. It is recommended that students spend 270 learning hours studying for this qualification.

The unit introduces the importance of supply chain finance by focusing on the needs it fulfils and the variety of financing techniques that are available. It also discusses the importance of analysing trade cycles and structuring appropriate and innovative Supply Chain Finance solutions.


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. In addition candidates will have access to the ICC Academy Advanced Supply Chain Finance online module at no extra cost.

The wide-ranging scope of this international qualification includes:

  • the supply chain finance environment
  • the role of traditional trade finance products
  • the key components of trade cycle analysis
  • the application and implementation of standard definitions for techniques of supply chain finance and associated legal, technological, cost and risk implications
  • the importance of innovation and strategy and 
  • the management of foreign exchange exposures. 

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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  +44 (0)12 2781 8609 (9.30am - 5.30pm GMT). Please have your card ready for payment.

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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)
  • 5 multiple choice questions and 5 multi-response questions (worth 1 mark each); followed by 3 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).

You can book your exam at test centres or through remote invigilation. 

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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. Sui Mengqing
Training Center of CCPIT & CCOIC,
No. 2 Huapichang Hutong,
Xicheng District, Bejing, 100035

If you have any queries, please email cscfchina@ccpit.org or call (+8610) 8221 7205.

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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