The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS®)
CDCS consists of one mandatory unit:
Principles and Practices of Documentary Credit Transactions - K/506/0499
The unit is designed to enable documentary credit specialists to understand documentary credits, the products, parties, processes and rules that underpin documentary credit transactions. As well as the ability to manage documentary credit transactions, the unit will also enable students to identify irregularities, apply knowledge of processes, ICC rules and trade terms.
CDCS is an online qualification where students are expected to learn through self-study. Preparation for the examination usually takes six months with comprehensive online learning materials provided upon registration. In addition to the study text, specimen exam papers are also available to download. Please note that in order to reflect any changes to syllabus, the study resources are normally updated annually. It is a student’s responsibility to make sure they are studying from the most up-to-date materials that will be assessed.