IRTA offers two professional certifications, one for brokers, the Certified Trade Broker, (CTB), and one for owners and managers of trade exchanges, the Certified Trade Executive, (CTE). The courses and testing for both designations are available online at www.irtaeducation.com

* CTB Program

Professionals who earn Certified Trade Broker (CTB) status have demonstrated a level of competence and knowledge through their years of industry experience and satisfactory performance on a certifying exam.

Certified Trade Brokers are recognized as having a solid background in:

  • accounting
  • trade dollar economics
  • ethics
  • trading
  • barter marketing techniques

In addition to the enhanced credibility that CTB status confers on designees, certified trade brokers earn internationally-recognized credentials, the potential for career advancement, recognition at industry events, as well as the satisfaction of completing a comprehensive certification process.

* Certified Trade Executive (CTE)

The CTE program was released on July 17th, 2019. The resource materials and exam are all available online at www.irtaeducation.com. The CTE is based on 41 years worth of IRTA advisory memos and educational materials. The CTE website provides a seamless and modern educational experience for those individuals who desire to seek the highest professional accreditation in the barter industry.