Singapore, 22 October: The educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the ICC Academy, has unveiled an enhanced version of its flagship international trade certification, the Export/Import Certificate (EIC). The upgrade allows candidates to keep pace with the international trade landscape.
New updates, new functionalities
Updated features of the 2018 edition of the EIC include four hours of new video lectures; 15 case study videos; and 120 animated videos with narrated explanations.
“The educational needs of professionals today must be constantly evolving to stay in line with the complex and rapidly changing global business environment in which they work. Our new edition of the EIC — and our enhanced version of the Global Trade Certificate (GTC), which was launched in July — is a reflection of those changes. We are fortunate to work alongside some of the world’s leading trade practitioners who share their real-world expertise, helping us to build programmes that stay in line with the most up-to-the-minute best industry practices,” said ICC General Manager Daniel Kok.
Other updates to the ICC Academy’s flagship trade certificate include a more modern interface, refreshed visuals and videos, an integrated course glossary, a useful search function, a quiz-review dashboard, achievement badges and dynamic optimisation for tablet and mobile use.
Today, the EIC programme sees candidates from more than 60 countries. The course structure is designed to support the needs of companies working with international clients and suppliers. Its aim is to provide the knowledge, skills and professional credibility required for successfully managing an international business.
What people are saying about the EIC
Abdulrahman Alotaibi, an Export Development Specialist for Saudi Exports said: “Unlike any other international business certification that caters specifically to country requirements, ICC Academy’s EIC programme is truly universal. All of its five e-courses are based on industry best practices and are applicable to any business worldwide. The lessons are on an easy-to-use learning portal and well presented with short animated videos, quizzes and additional resources. The best bit is the comfort of going through the digital courses, anytime, anywhere.”
Annie Koh, the Vice-President for the Office of Business Development at the Singapore Management University and Academic Director of the International Trading Institute said: “The ICC Academy has surpassed itself again with the introduction of the enhanced version of its Export/Import Certificate. They have made what was already an excellent product, even more user-friendly through the use of powerful visuals and improved content that have been optimised to enhance the learning experience of our International Trading Professional Conversion Programme participants. Learning about the intricacies of what is required in the moving of goods across borders has never been easier.”
Tingting Li, a Customs Compliance Manager for Rolls Royce said: “The 2018 version of the EIC has evolved greatly with a modern layout and new features, such as video lectures and animated videos. The case study page is more interesting than ever. Overall, the latest version makes the programme significantly more user-friendly and easier to comprehend the subject matter.”
The ICC Academy has been nominated for the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s (LIBF) 2018 Financial Innovation Awards. Shortlisted under the category “Innovation in Supporting Business or Enterprise” for our EIC programme, the prestigious awards programme celebrates customer service excellence in the banking and finance sectors.
EIC at a glance
Developed by trade expert, Guillermo Jimenez, the EIC includes 20 hours of interactive learning. Mr Jimenez also happens to be the author of the best-seller ICC Guide to Export/Import: Global Standards for International Trade. With five industry-backed e-courses — International Trade Overview, Business Transactions and Contracts, Financing and Security Devices, International Logistics and Sourcing and Global Business Management — the certificate programme allows candidates to understand the ins and outs of the export- import trade world.
For those who are already enrolled into the ICC Academy’s EIC programme, will automatically be provided with a complimentary upgrade. If you are interested in signing up, the complete programme is available for US$699 or as individual courses, each available for US$150.
A free demo of the 2018 EIC is available on our website.
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