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About the Course
Recognizing that there were no stand-alone academic courses that addressed the basic elements of conducting global credit operations, FCIB led the way in designing a course to address this educational need.
In 2004, in partnership with Michigan State University and the US Department of Commerce, FCIB developed, designed and launched the first course of its kind – the International Credit & Risk Management online coursesm (ICRM).
FCIB’s International Credit & Risk Management online coursesm (ICRM) is a comprehensive, in-depth 13-week course designed to educate entry-level professionals as well as senior-level executives about the intricacies of global credit and risk management.
The course offers vital, up-to-date knowledge in a collaborative, 24 hours/day-accessible learning environment. Peer-to-peer interaction will build, diversify and strengthen a reliable network of professionals while helping you gain a 360° view of credit and risk management.
Drawing from multiple perspectives, the knowledge and hands-on experience provides you a more balanced view of how to better understand, manage and mitigate the credit risks associated with doing business internationally. In simple terms – know the risks of getting paid, and get paid on time.
By understanding the needs and challenges of credit and risk managers, this cost-effective, comprehensive and in-depth course was designed for you, the practitioner, to add value to your own professional development while making you an even more valuable asset to your company.
Read about the journey of an ICRM student going through the process of getting his CICP designation.
The 13-week course consists of twelve (12) modules:
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Successful completion of the course means:
- Completion of all course assignments
- Regular participation in course discussions
- Earning 75% or higher on module tests, and
- Completing the online course evaluation at the end of the thirteen (13) weeks.
We realize that you are working professionals with busy travel schedules and circumstances may prevent you from participating in all discussions. We ask you to do your best. Students who fail to participate in at least 80% of the discussions will need a waiver from the instructor in order to sit for the certification exam.
As a course participant, you should expect to spend about 5 to 7 hours per week to complete the course module and assignments. Motivation, commitment, good time management skills and self-discipline are required to succeed in an online course.
It is not only knowledge in the field of International Credit Management that you will take with you, but also a powerful network of fellow credit professionals you can rely on.
The peer-to-peer interaction and collaborative nature of this cohort model learning structure (which includes various activities and regular communication with classmates and the instructor via Web Talk) provides a ready-made natural networking environment – something that students point to as one of the greatest benefits of the course.
Additionally, successful completion of the course, affords you the opportunity to take an online certification exam and be awarded the CICP professional designation - Certified International Credit Professional (CICP). The certification exam must be taken within three weeks from the end of the course.
Over 1,300 credit professionals in more than 50 countries around the world have earned one of the most prestigious professional designations in the field of international credit and trade finance, the Certified International Credit Professional (CICP).
As a benefit to all students, the course will be available online on the FCIB website for a year after the course’s completion.
Further questions? Please visit our FAQ section or contact us via telephone 410.423.1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon achieving the CICP designation, the Education Department of the National Association of Credit Management may award five NACM Career Roadmap points for those pursuing a CBF or CCE designation. CCE designation holders may be awarded two Education Points towards their recertification. For NACM certification questions, please contact NACM Education Department at email@example.com.