Certified Professional Financial Analyst. Get Certified
Are you a financial analyst looking to take your career to the next level? Look no further than the Certified Professional Financial Analyst (CPFA) certification! The CPFA certification is a mark of excellence in financial analysis, recognized throughout the industry as a sign of deep expertise and professionalism. By obtaining the CPFA designation, you'll demonstrate your mastery of financial analysis concepts and techniques, and position yourself for new career opportunities and increased credibility with clients and employers. Sign up today and take your career to new heights!
Format: Multiple choice
Language: English / French
Passing Score: 70%
Renewal: After 3 years
Exam mode: online & proctored based
CPFA Self-Study Exam Prep
- Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
- Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
- Practice tests
- Exam Content Manual (PDF)
- Study tips and exam techniques
- Interactive Learning Tools
- Progress Tracking
- Discussion Forum
- Online Access Period (180 days)
GECB CPFA Certification Exams
- Your Exam is online and proctored based
- Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
- Take your exam anywhere and anytime
- Get results immediately
- Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
- Use your premium certification right away
- Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
- You pay no additional costs for 3 years
CPFA Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
- CPFA Learning System and exam voucher
- 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
- Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
- Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included
- CPFA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
- Hours of pre-recorded video courses
- A digital badge and premium certificate
- Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)
Financial analysis is not just about crunching numbers. It’s about understanding the big picture, seeing the patterns and the possibilities, and making strategic choices that can take your company to the next level. And that’s what the Certified Specialist in Financial Analysis program is all about.
The Certified Professional Financial Analyst (CPFA) certification is a professional designation for financial analysts who have demonstrated a high level of expertise in financial analysis. The CPFA program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze financial data and make informed investment decisions. The program covers a wide range of topics, including financial statement analysis, valuation, risk management, portfolio management, and financial modeling.
To obtain the CPFA designation, you’ll need to pass a rigorous exam and meet specific educational and work experience requirements. But the effort is worth it – the CPFA certification is highly respected in the financial industry and opens doors to new opportunities and greater professional success.
The CPFA certification is a valuable credential for financial analysts who seek to enhance their professional credibility, expand their career opportunities, and demonstrate their expertise in financial analysis. CPFA designees work in a variety of roles, including investment analysis, portfolio management, risk management, and financial planning.
Don’t settle for a mediocre career in financial analysis. Stand out from the crowd with our Certified Professional Financial Analyst certification.
Why getting certified
Getting CPFA certified, offers a number of benefits for professionals looking to advance their careers in the field. Here are some reasons why getting certified is a smart choice:
- Industry recognition: The Certified Professional Financial Analyst designation is recognized throughout the industry as a mark of excellence and a validation of your skills and expertise.
- Improved job prospects: Employers often seek out professionals with certifications, and earning your certification can give you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Enhanced skills and knowledge: Our Certified Professional Financial Analyst program is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to excel in your role and take on leadership positions within your organization.
- Networking opportunities: Through our certification program, you’ll have the chance to connect with other financial analysts and build relationships that can help you throughout your career.
- Personal growth: Earning your certification demonstrates a commitment to your profession and a desire to continually improve your skills and knowledge. This can lead to increased confidence, job satisfaction, and personal fulfillment.
Overall, getting certified with our Certified Professional Financial Analyst program is a smart investment in your future and can help you achieve your career goals in the exciting and rapidly evolving field of financial analysis.
To be eligible for our Certified Professional Financial Analyst program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Holding a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution
- Having a minimum of two (2) years of experience in financial analysis, accounting, or related fields
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrating advanced knowledge and financial analysis, such as through Completion of an approved CPFA training program or equivalent education
- Passing score on the CPFA certification exam.
- Two (2) or more years of practical experience in financial analysis or related fields
- Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.
Application and exam
- Step 1: Determine your eligibility
- Step 2: Choose your learning option
- Step 2: Purchase your CPFA bundle
- Step 3: Receive your personalized manual and study it deeply
- Step 4: Schedule your exam (day and time)
- Step 5: Get certified in case of successful completion
- Step 6: Receive your digital badge and premium certificate suitable for framing
- Step 7: Check your certification status at any time on the GECB website
Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. For your certification to remain active in our registry, you must simply demonstrate minimum Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) or development and pay the required recertification fees (149 USD for 3 years). A new premium digital certificate is then issued by our Global Certification Board.
- Module 1: Introduction to Financial Analysis
Module 2 Corporate Finance
Module 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Module 4 Financial Ratio Analysis
Module 5 Financial Forecasting and Budgeting
Module 6 Financial Modeling
Module 7 Investment Analysis
Module 8 Portfolio Management
Module 9 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
Module 11 Ethics in Finance and Professional Standards
Learning options for any study style
Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.
Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.
Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.
Corporate and group
Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.