EBRD e-Learning Programme


URDG Master contains over 12 hours of online training and instruction in URDG 758, the rules governing the operation of demand guarantees. It is designed to ensure proficiency in this area of trade finance work.

Course Contents

The training is divided into 4 Modules:

Module 1: Demand Guarantees

This module provides a firm foundation in the operation of demand guarantees and counter-guarantees and outlines the scope of application of the URDG 758 rules.

Module 2: URDG 758 Examined

This module provides an article-by-article analysis of the URDG 758, including key areas such as:

  • Amendments to demand guarantees
  • Article 15 'Requirements for demand'
  • Expiry provisions
  • Governing law and jurisdiction provisions
  • Counter-guarantees
  • Force Majeure
  • Examination
  • Treatment of non-documentary conditions

Module 3: Case Studies

This module covers key aspects of demand guarantee work, including: applying for a guarantee; issuance, amendments, transfer, assignment of proceeds and payment of demand guarantees and counter-guarantees.

Module 4: Assessment Module

This module provides a comprehensive assessment for trainees to test their knowledge of demand guarantees and URDG 758

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WINTER 2017/18

The new winter issue of 2017/18 is now available!

The year 2017 was exciting, but 2018 will be one to remember! The EBRD is extending new limits in Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza, and we will, as always, support green trade.

We will also be leading pioneering projects with trade finance colleagues to face challenges in correspondent banks and compliance relating to international trade.

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OUR Students speak for us

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  • "The e-Learning Programme allows you to learn around a busy work and family life. The excellent course material and tutorials improved my knowledge of Trade Finace and helped me to solve some dilemmas that I had in my daily work."

    Nadica Bosilkiova Boskova Officer in Charge in the International Payment Operations Unit, Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
  • "I enjoyed the Programme immensely. The modules take the student from the very basic concepts of trade finance to the depths of each topic. As a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS), the training really complemented my existing knowledge."

    Mohamed El-Naggar Senior Supervisor in the Trade Finance Unit, National Bank of Egypt
  • "These courses have really helped my knowledge of letters of credit and UCP600. Many thanks to the EBRD for this opportunity!"

    Sviatoslav Kuzmych Deputy Head of Financial Institutions & Trade Finance Division. The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine JSC, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • "The TFP e-Learning Programme gave me a great opportunity to develop professionally ...and make new friends!"

    Sergey Kostogryz Head of Documentary Business Department Raiffeisen Bank Aval PJSC, Kyiv, Ukraine