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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.
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:
The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Read the CSCF qualification specification
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CSCF is assessed through a single 2 hour 30-minute objective exam, split into two sections.
You can book your exam at test centres or through remote invigilation.
Exam and assessment information
£700.00 – price includes your study materials and exam entry
Late recertification fee £40.00
Our membership options offer a range of benefits to help you maintain your skills and knowledge post qualification.
We offer a number of different membership levels - as well as the option to pay by monthly Direct Debit.
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When you have successfully completed CSCF, you may want to consider further study with one of our other trade finance and transaction banking professional qualifications.
Set yourself apart from the competition with a Diploma for Qualified Trade Finance Specialists (QTFS). Be awarded once you have successfully completed a minimum of three qualifications in trade finance and transaction banking.
Register via the online registration and payment system below, or alternatively by calling Student and Customer Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.
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