There are two main types of diplomas based on the FIATA Minimum Standards.
- The FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding: it consists of 14 modules which include all key topics for freight forwarders, such as multimodal transport, air transport, customs procedures, and information and communication technologies in freight forwarding.
- The FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management: this is a standalone programme which can be seen as a progression pathway for freight forwarding professionals, as a higher education diploma, and includes 7 modules, such as global purchasing, contract management, and production and operations management.
FIATA Association Members deliver the courses leading to the FIATA Diplomas. Today, almost 50 Association Members deliver the courses leading to the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and about 15 Associations Members deliver the courses leading the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Management.
See an overview of the step-by-step application process for the FIATA Diploma.
Why pursue the FIATA Diplomas?
For associations, delivering the diploma(s) ensures that there are sufficient and adequate learning opportunities for their members. This will enable them to have a trained workforce that meets a global standard and the needs of their own members to hire skilled employees.
For learners, enrolling in the training programmes is an excellent opportunity to become more competent in freight forwarding and acquire the necessary skillset that can only be obtained through education. This will facilitate progress in their career, especially in light of the global outlook and international recognition of the FIATA Diplomas.
How can I sign-up for a FIATA Diploma?
As all courses leading to the FIATA Diplomas are delivered by FIATA Association members, to learn more about the course fees, delivery modes, and requirements, please contact the relevant association member in your region/territory. You can find the contact details of FIATA’s association members here: https://fiata.org/directory/.