GECB - 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!

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 100 | Duration: 120 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based

Review manual
  • Personalized digital book branded with candidate name
  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
Exam Voucher
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
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Certification Toolkit
649.99
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)

Description

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.

Eligibility requirements

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 one (1) year of experience in financial analysis, accounting, or related fields
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge in financial analysis through completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of financial analysis or equivalent.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Professional Financial Analyst (CPFA), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CPFA program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CPFA certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CPFA exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CPFA exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CPFA exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • 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

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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