The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) based in Zurich, Switzerland is the world umbrella body of the freight forwarding industry.

Within FIATA, a specialized body known as the Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT), has consistently worked to build up a solid reputation as a major contributor to the development of vocational training in the freight forwarding industry. Whilst it does not itself deliver professional training programmes, it operates as a knowledge champion in the international freight forwarding and logistics management field.

In carrying out this objective, the ABVT has developed a set of minimum criteria for the award of a qualification known as the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding by Vocational Training and Examination (commonly called the FIATA Diploma).

How widely is the FIATA Diploma recognized?

Since it was first introduced in 1996, the FIATA Diploma has become recognized throughout the world as recognition of the overall competency of the holder in all fields of freight forwarding operations.