The International Trade Specialist Accreditation is a distance e-learning programme that enables students to achieve practical international trade skills and knowledge leading to an accredited certification from one of the top performing exporting countries in the world. The ITS Programme provides these key benefits:

  • ITS participants obtain a thorough foundation in the core areas of International Trade
  • ITS Graduates may use the designation “ITS” in professional Correspondence
  • ITS participants can network and interact online with professionals from related sectors and expert learning guides resulting in a pooling of practical experience through the Online Campus learning community
  • ITS distance learning enables participants to study at their own pace and in their own time

This very practical distance e-learning course covers all the essential areas of International Trade needed for people working in day to day issues such as document preparation, transport, warehousing, customs clearance, packing, INCOTERMS 2010, Documentary Credits, Documentary Collections, Trade Finance, eBusiness and a lot more.

As an ITS Participant, you can get practical advice on your own work related issues from fellow participants and graduates as well as a growing number of international trade and finance consultants who contribute their expertise over our Online Campus.

Graduates of the International Trade Specialist Accreditation Programme are equiped with the key knowledge and competence to work in the demanding world of International Trade.


This programme is perfect for staff in SME’s who are new to export as well as experienced exporting companies because it will provide successful graduates with a thorough grounding in the key areas of international trade. Previous participants have included professionals from banks, trading companies, shipping companies, manufacturers, service providers and multinationals.  Simply speaking, this programme will benefit all those who work or wish to work in the exciting, yet demanding, area of International Trade.


The eBSI Export Academy is proud of the quality of service and support provided to students of the ITS Accreditation programme.  We have compiled a page of some of the feedback from International Trade Professionals who have passed through our programme to become International Trade Specialists!

Take a look at our testimonials page for their comments!


This course is open to people working in the area of International Trade and to those who wish to work in this area who have obtained at least certificate level in a post second level learning institution. Exceptions to these requirements may be accepted onto the course at the discretion of the Academic Board of the eBSI.


During the International Trade Specialist (ITS) programme participants are involved in structured guided learning. Participants are guided by expert tutors through the specialist knowledge and skills essential to professionals participating, or wishing to participate, in international trade and eBusiness.

The programme subjects are:

  • Export Marketing Operations
  • Trade and Customs Practice with extensive coverage of Transport and Logistics
  • Finance of International Trade
  • eBusiness for International Trade

Students can enrol for any of the four above mentioned subjects separately, to match their training needs and pace of study. These subjects are classed as Modularised Professional Courses. These courses have the same academic value towards the ITS as an individual subject of the ITS.

ITS participants interact with their Learning Guides and fellow students online through the eBSI eCampus. Here they can also access supplementary material and up-to-date information and articles written by the eBSI panel of Specialist Advisors.


  • ITS participants undertake the study of 4 key subjects over a period of one academic year
  • ITS participants are provided with 4 individual, subject-related, interactive, self-paced multimedia training online modules with lots of pop-ups explanations, diagrams, graphic simulations, animations, illustrative pictures, audio commentaries, useful practical tips and articles of interest. The online interactive training contains over 200 hours of engaging interactive learning.
  • ITS participants are supported through an ‘Online Campus’ developed specifically for the ITS Accreditation
  • ITS participants are guided by tutors who are acknowledged international experts in their specialist subject

Successful graduates will have full membership of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland and will be authorised to apply the designation ‘ITS’ in professional correspondence.


ITS students will be guided by eBSI Learning Guides throughout the entire course, providing them with help and advice whenever it is needed and monitoring their progress. Every eBSI Learning Guide has a great deal of professional experience in their field and is supported by a team of Specialist Advisors who are recognised specialists in their own area of international trade.


ITS students are supported through an online e-campus developed specifically for the ITS Accreditation. In the e-campus students will find additional information on trade-related issues and articles and links of interest. Furthermore, in the e-campus they will be able to participate in the discussion forums initiated by their tutors and express their opinion on many important issues and aspects of international trade, as well as ask their questions and receive valuable feedback.

During the course, students will receive a number of open exercises from their tutors. 100% of those must be completed by the student and returned to the assigned tutor for correction and feedback. Students are required to obtain at least 60% score in each of them to pass the course.

The course assessment is based on the student’s participation in the discussion forums and completion of open exercises. To successfully complete the course and receive the International Trade Specialist accreditation students must collect at least 60% of their overall assessment.


Due to its modularised nature, the ITS Programme starts a number of times each year. You may enrol online or by emailing us at

Students can enrol for any of the four ITS subjects separately, to match their training needs and pace of study. These subjects are classed as Modularised Professional Courses (MPC’s). These courses have the same academic value towards the ITS as an individual subject of the ITS. We accept applications for MPC’s all year round.


The ITS Accreditation is a truly INTERNATIONAL trade training programme which uses a combination of blended learning and peer-to-peer interaction on an international scale to bring you an export training opportunity which has won international recognition including:

  • Originally created with the Institute of International Trade of Ireland
  • Full exemption from Institute of Export UK Advanced Certificate of International Trade
  • Exemption from Institute of Export UK from Logistics Module of their Diploma in International Trade
  • Contributes as first year of eBSI’s Diploma in Export Operations
  • eBSI are Members of the International Association of Trade Training Organisations (IATTO)


eBSI Export Academy is recognised and acknowledged as a leader in the area of International Trade training and as such graduates of our training programme are in great demand.

The fact that all graduates remain members of an elite International Alumni who continue to share knowledge and opportunities means that continual career development and enhancement opportunities will arise as further courses are developed and released in this highly specialised field of activity.

Third level institutions including Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Shota Rustavelli State University (Georgia), Moscow Institute of International Business (Russia) already have recognised the ITS Accreditation as a practical professional export training qualification.


The ITS course fees of EUR 1,497 include registration fees with eBSI, all course materials, tutor guidance, online support and tutorials throughout the course, access to the Online Campus, and online seminars.

Accreditation fees with relevant institutions are not included. Unemployed and Nationals from Emerging Markets may apply for assistance in their course fee payments.

We accept payments by credit card, bank draft, cheque, and money order. Payment by instalments may be allowed under special circumstances and only if covered by valid credit card.

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Graduates of the International Trade Specialist Accreditation Programme are equiped with the key knowledge and competence to work in the demanding world of International Trade.

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