International Trade

Est. Study Time: 12 hours
23.5 PDCs
22 CEUs


Take a trip with your peers in Central's developing International Department to see other companies who already actively import and export, and experience an international trade show to asses markets and competitors! Learn to initiate and maintain an import/export venture with the team and explore distribution options, discovering what to look for in partners home and abroad. Worth 23.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 22 CEUs (HRCI Global Credits).
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Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the nuances of global trade
  • Learn to develop importing and exporting business processes
  • Learn how to assess market opportunities and obstacles
  • Understand sustainable positioning and the importance of different trade channels
  • Learn how to get products to and through channels
  • Learn how to make and handle money in a global trade environment

How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?

Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.

Can I earn free credits?

Yes, you can! For each organization we serve, we offer at least one free course, which can be found at the top of the Shop page. Once you have completed a course, whether free or paid, your certificate of completion will be available under “My Courses”.

How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?

Immediately! Once you have completed a course, you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 23.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 22 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.