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!

Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 100 | Duration: 120 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years

Learning System
499.99 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)
  • CPFA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
249.99 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
  • Study materials, not included
649.99 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
  • CPFA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • No additional costs for up 3 years
  • 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.

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 and financial analysis, either through self-study or completion of an approved CPFA training program or equivalent education

Passing score on the CPFA certification exam.

Pre requisite

  • One (1) or more years of practical experience in financial analysis or related fields

  • Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but is highly recommended

Application and exam

  • Step 1: Determine your eligibility
  • Step 2: Choose your learning option
  • Step 3: Purchase your CPFA bundle
  • Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
  • Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
  • Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
  • Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.


Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.

  • 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

2023 Exam Windows

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

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.

Last modified: Thursday, 27 July 2023, 7:40 AM