Freight Forwarding & Logistics
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Forum for International Trade Training Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association
  • Program Length:
  • One Semester - St. Clair College Board of Governors Certificate
  • Starts:
  • January

Students successfully completing the three semester International Business Management College Grad Certificate have the option to write the FITT certification exams followed by a fourth semester in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics College Grad Certificate to prepare for the CIFFA certification exams. Successful candidates have the possibility to earn two certifications in four semesters.

Successful completion of International Trade Management or International Business Management, an Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or equivalent is required. Students who have a related postsecondary education coupled with industry work experience may be considered for admission to this program.

The Freight Forwarding and Logistics Certificate program is designed for people who want to specialize in logistics and freight forwarding. The graduate certificate is ideal for people who already hold a graduate certificate in International Business Management and would like to further their education in this area.

International Freight Forwarding is a four module certificate that follows the Canadian International Freight Forwarder’s Association (CIFFA) curriculum. It is delivered so that students may choose to challenge the CIFFA administered exam to obtain a CIFFA Certificate in Freight Forwarding, upon successful completion of the first two modules. Upon completion of the remaining two modules and successful passing of the CIFFA Certificate in Freight Forwarding, students may choose to challenge the final CIFFA administered exam to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Freight Forwarding. CIFFA certificates are industry recognized certifications. The four modules are:

MODULE 1: International Transportation and Trade
Description: Introduction to ocean, air, truck and rail transportation terminology, documentation and rate calculations as well as Incoterm application to transfer of cost and risk via various modes of transport from buyer to seller.

MODULE 2: Essentials of Freight Forwarding
Description: Students learn how buyers and sellers manage risk with a variety of international payments, cargo insurance, properly completed commercial documents and export packaging.

MODULE 3: Specialized Freight Services
Description: Explores the details of marine cargo, project cargoes and chartering vessels or aircraft. Transportation law and legal liability are addressed through International Conventions and CIFFA’s Standard Trading Conditions.

MODULE 4: Supply Chain Management and Marketing
Description: Explores Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts, including the application of technology and the increasingly important Green Logistics.

  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B839

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2018-2019 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.


Course Name
Semester 1
International Transportation and Trade
Essentials of Freight Forwarding
Specialized Freight Services
Supply Chain Management and Marketing