Certification Mark

Certification Mark


CITP Certification Mark


The appellation for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®) designation in the U.S. and the E.U. is the FIBP® (FITT International Business Professional) due to trade-mark issues. Regardless of location, certificants can choose to promote themselves as a CITP, FIBP or a CITP|FIBP. The designations are synonymous. The different titles and acronyms are a reflection of international trademark ownership availability.

Use of the Certification Mark

The CITP credential may be used only by individuals who have earned the designation and for only as long as the certification remains valid and in good standing. Individuals may not use the credential until they have received specific written notification that they have successfully completed all requirements, including passing the exam. Certificants must comply with all certification renewal requirements to maintain use of the credential. 

Proper Use of the Credential

After meeting all eligibility requirements and passing the examination, individuals may use the CITP credential in all correspondence and professional relations. The credential is typically used after the certificant’s name following any academic degrees and licensure (e.g. Mary Smith, MBA, CITP or Mary Smith, CITP).  

Variants of the CITP:

  • Honouary CITPs must use “Honourary” in conjunction with any use of the Honourary CITP designation – for example, “CITP – Honourary” or “Honourary CITP” or “Hon. CITP”.
  • Retired CITPs must use “Retired” in conjunction with any use of the CITP designation – for example, “CITP – Retired” or “Retired CITP” or “Ret. CITP”.

The certification mark(s) may be used only as long as certification is valid.

Use of the certification marks in any way considered by the Certification Council as misleading, unauthorized, or disreputable is prohibited. The certification marks cannot be used to state or imply that the Certification Council and/or FITT has recommended or endorsed an individual’s business or services.

Ownership of the Mark and Logo

The certification marks and logo are the property of the FITT. Permission to use the certification mark or logo is granted to credentialed persons at the discretion of the FITT and Certification Council. 

The CITP and/or FIBP marks and logo may not be revised or altered in any way. They must be displayed in the same form as produced by FITT and cannot be reproduced unless such reproduction is identical to the mark provided by FITT.




Carefully review the detailed information contained in the CITP Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding the CITP designation. Contact certification@fitt.ca with any questions.


Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) is trademarked for use within Canada. FITT International Business Professional (FIBP) is trademarked for use internationally. Both reflect the same FITT certified designation.