Foundation Course on International Factoring


FCI’s Foundation Course provides an overview of international factoring including a brief history of the industry and information about FCI as well as details on the different types of factoring, benefits, methods and mechanism of the two-factor system.


  • An overview of factoring
  • FCI
  • Seller selection & acquisition
  • Managing the seller


Who should attend?

This course is suitable for new and recent entrants to the industry and is appropriate for staff employed at all levels within the industry with less than 12 months factoring experience.


The Foundation Course certificate is a prerequisite to taking the Intermediate Course.


To download the brochure of the course please click here


The course is accredited by IBF Singapore



Study time

The course is designed to be completed within three months.


Study Material

Foundation Course study material will be provided by FCI.

The course is also available in Spanish and in Chinese, please click on the Spanish version on the top to see the details of the Spanish version.



Participants take an on-line multiple choice examination covering the study material. Those who pass receive the FCI Bronze Certificate on International Factoring.



Euros 275


Starting date

The course is offered four times a year, starting on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October.


Please register here for the Foundation Course (in English).


For Spanish please see Spanish page.


For Chinese please see Chinese page


"FCI Courses have been enhanced with a newly developed e-learning tool, which facilitates the learning experience of the students with interactive cases, questions and assignments. Through the FCI courses, we were able to efficiently offer our staff priceless knowledge in just a few months study."
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, China

Want to know more about the FCI Educational Programme? Please contact the FCI Secretariat