International Freight Forwarding Courses

Freight forwarders plan and execute shipments by all modes of transport. They are responsible for researching routes, rates, and carriers, providing quotes to customers, making arrangements for shipments, monitoring shipments, and managing transportation documentation. Freight forwarders work closely with shippers, consignees, carriers, warehouses, packaging companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. Freight forwarders collaborate with these parties to ensure that freight is delivered in accordance with the contract and applicable country regulations.

To acquire and maintain the knowledge and skill required to execute such tasks, CIFFA offers the following courses:

  1. International Freight Forwarding Courses:   

Who should enroll…This program is 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 become more employable; and those who are currently working in the international transportation, trade, logistics and supply chain industries, but wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge to advance their career.

  1. Advanced International Freight Forwarding Courses: These courses introduce students to more sophisticated disciplines and complexities of freight forwarding and the global supply chain. The advanced courses are:

Who should enroll… students who wish to acquire advanced skills and knowledge above and beyond what was taught in the international freight forwarding courses.

All CIFFA Freight Forwarding Courses:

-are FIATA accredited

-are accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

-are written and taught by industry professionals with real-world    knowledge and experience

-combine theory, practical exercises, and case studies relevant in  day-to-day operations.

For your added convenience, CIFFA offers flexible study options to suit your schedule – Online On Demand and the Virtual Classroom.


Online On Demand

Virtual Classroom

How do I study? Independently and completely online with no instructor. Review printed textbook, with access to online lessons and exercises, AND attend a scheduled weekly webinar.
Do I have an instructor? No, you are studying independently. Yes, during the weekly scheduled live webinars where you can interact with fellow classmates and instructor. These weekly webinars are recorded and can be accessed at any time.
When do I start? Anytime, but you have 4 months to complete the program. Register today, Start tomorrow Scheduled start in September and January, each year.
What kind of support do I get?
  • Access to online textbook (printed textbook can be purchased separately)
  • Access to online workbook, exercises, and exams
  • Recorded webinar sessions
  • Weekly scheduled live webinars
  • Online lessons and exercises
  • Access to instructors with specialized knowledge and experience

The Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF):  Combine your experience as a Freight Forwarder and your desire to continue to learn and educate yourself in the industry and achieve your Professional Freight Forwarder designation.  Click here to learn more.

If you would like to know more about your educational career options or about the CIFFA freight forwarding courses, feel free to contact CIFFA at