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FIATA Diploma Course - Advanced Freight Services
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On Demand N/A FIATA Diploma Course - Advanced Freight Services Online $780.00 CAD + Tax $870.00 CAD + Tax
FIATA Diploma Course - Advanced Freight Services
  • Start Date: On Demand
    Location: Online
    Member Fee: $780.00 CAD + Tax
    Non-Member Fee: $870.00 CAD + Tax

The first half of the FIATA Diploma course explores the subjects of project cargo, air and ocean chartering, customs and regulatory compliance, transportation law and legal liability, including CIFFA’s Standard Trading Conditions. The second half of the course introduces students to logistics and supply chain management.

Successfully passing this course and its pre-requisites (International Transportation and Trade, and Essentials of Freight Forwarding) enables the applicant to apply for the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding.  This diploma is internationally recognized, and each Diploma is approved and administered solely by FIATA. 

Locations: Online
Exam Location: Online
Certificate : FIATA Diploma
Final passing grade (%) : 70
Certificate Expiry : None

Professional working level of proficiency in English is a must, as is the understanding of basic mathematical calculations.

International Transportation and Trade and Essentials of Freight Forwarding courses must be completed.

Schedule & Topics:

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Online On Demand course begins immediately upon completing registration. If you are not prepared to start the course, do not complete the registration process. 


CIFFA’s Online On Demand courses are a self-paced study program where students work through the course materials on their own, without a weekly schedeule. Students must complete all lessons, exercises and the final exam within 4 months of their registration date

Students are given access to pre-recorded lectures by subject matter experts.


  • About Ships
  • Chartering a Vessel
  • Chartering an Aircraft
  • Project Cargo
  • Customs
  • Transportation Law and Legal Liability
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe types of ships, their use, and the type of cargo they carry
    • Describe the transfer of different types of cargo on board a vessel
    • Describe different types of marine terminals
    • Identify key factors influencing the chartering of a vessel
    • Identify available sources of information on chartering
    • Describe types of charter available
    • Define the capacity of various charter aircrafts
    • Describe the characteristics of a typical charter contract
    • Describe the various ways to load and transport over-weight and over-dimensional cargo
    • Explain how projects are awarded
    • Identify the purpose of customs regulations and tariffs
    • List and define the six (6) methods of valuation
    • Interpret the structure of the Harmonized System (HS)
    • Describe customs processes, voluntary compliance and doing business with CBSA
    • Describe the components of the duty deferral programs – duty relief, drawbacks and bonded warehouses
    • Define the role of and list the international conventions important in international transportation
    • Describe the elements of a binding contract and available remedies
    • Describe complexities, e.g., declining margins, forecasting, competition, etc.
    • Examine the internal/external supply chain and the internal/external customer
    • Describe growth in international trade and the driving forces behind globalization
    • Describe the effects of competencies, government regulation, transportation, finance and risk management

           Please visit Course Outline for more details.

    Target Audience:

    This course is primarily designed to meet the education needs of two main groups:

    • Individuals who are new to the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries and need to acquire new skills and knowledge to make them more employable.
    • Individuals who currently work in the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries and wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge for a possible career advancement.

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