How to become an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms® 2020 in Switzerland - Process
ICC Switzerland will then review the documents and if the requirements are met, will identify the candidate as trainer.
The ICC Switzerland Identified Trainer is then eligible to do the ICC Academy examination after having signed an agreement with ICC Switzerland in which he agrees to protect ICC’s trademarks and IP, and will not promote their non-ICC entity trainings in a way that implies sponsorship or endorsement by ICC. This agreement will also state the rights and responsibilities of the trainer.
This exam will test the trainer’s grasp of the new Incoterms® 2020 Rules and the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the chain of transport and (where applicable) insurance events all the way from supplier to receiver. It will ask questions rooted in the practice of international trade against the background of the legal text provided by the Incoterms® Rules. Upon successful completion of the exam, the trainer will have demonstrated that they are well-equipped to train and test the practitioners’ use of the correct Incoterms®2020 Rule for the right transaction. To pass the examination the identified trainer will need to have a grade of at least 85%.
After passing the exam the identified trainer will become an ICC Registered Trainer as well as an ICC Switzerland Registered Trainer. The ICC Registered Trainer will be listed with the ICC Academy reference number on the ICC website, the Incoterms® rules app and in the ICC Digital Library. ICC Switzerland will list the Registered Trainer and his courses on the Incoterms® 2020 on the ICC Switzerland homepage. ICC Switzerland will also coordinate with ICC so that the courses of the registered trainer will also be displayed on the ICC website, the Incoterms® rules app and in the ICC Digital Library.
All successful trainers on Incoterms® 2020 can identify themselves as “ICC Registered Trainers on Incoterms® 2020 in Switzerland”.
a) Only trainers identified by ICC Switzerland can apply to ICC to be an ICC Registered Trainer of Incoterms®2020 in Switzerland.
b) All trainers identified by ICC Switzerland must already be certified trainers with classroom experience of teaching Incoterms® and other trade tools.
c) All interested trainers must take an online examination especially developed for this purpose by the ICC Academy. The exam will be available as of 1 August 2019. The exam will be initially available in English only.
d) Anyone wishing to become an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 must receive a pass grade of 85% or more. All successful trainers will receive an ICC Academy certificate with a unique ICC Academy reference number.
e) All successful trainers will be listed as ICC Registered trainers on Incoterms®2020 in Switzerland by order of country with their reference number on a) the ICC website, b) the Incoterms® app and c) in the ICC Digital Library.
f) All successful trainers on Incoterms®2020 can identify themselves “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 in Switzerland”. It is important that the trainer be identified as an “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 in Switzerland ” and not simply as an “ICC Registered Trainer” or “ICC Trainer” because: a) The agreement to teach on Incoterms®2020 in Switzerland will be between the trainer and the NC, not between the trainer and ICC Headquarters and b) we are recognizing the trainer as an ICC Trainer of Incoterms®2020 NOT as an ICC trainer in another subject.
g) The trainer registration number will be valid for 2 years.
h) ICC Registered Trainers must only run courses in Switzerland unless there is a written agreement between the ICC Switzerland as nominating NC and the NC in the country in which the trainer wishes to offer courses.
a) ICC Switzerland will identify their trainers according to an open and fair selective process, as elaborated above, in compliance with the general charter communicated by ICC.
b) All trainers who wish to apply to be an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 must enter into an agreement with ICC Switzerland. ICC Registered Trainers are not allowed to use the “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020” label for trainings that are not endorsed by ICC Switzerland.
c) ICC Switzerland is responsible for monitoring the trainer, the quality of their trainings, and their use of ICC’s IP, particularly the logo and Incoterms®2020 text e.g. no photocopies of the rules in trainings; use of the ICC logo with the Incoterms®2020 logo only for ICC Switzerland’s trainings, etc.
d) Very important: All interested trainers will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA) before receiving an advance copy of the Incoterms®2020 draft should he or she wish to prepare their training and sit the ICC Academy online exam prior to the official Incoterms®2020 launch date.