GECB - Certified Professional Financial Controller. Get Certified

The CPFC certification is recognized as a symbol of excellence and professionalism in financial control and management, and is highly valued by employers, clients, and peers. CPFC holders are often employed in senior finance and accounting positions in large corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

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 CPFC 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)
  • CPFC Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
249.99 GECB CPFC 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 CPFC Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
  • CPFC 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
  • CPFC 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)


The Certified Professional Financial Controller (CPFC) certification is a professional designation for individuals who have expertise in financial control, accounting, and financial management. The CPFC certification is intended for professionals who have at least 3 years of experience in finance and accounting, with a focus on financial control and management.

This designation is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of financial control concepts, principles, and practices, as well as an ability to apply them in real-world situations. CPFC holders are expected to have advanced skills in financial analysis, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, risk management, and internal control.

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a Certified Professional Financial Controller (CPFC) is highly beneficial for professionals in the field of financial control. Here are some reasons why:

  • Professional recognition: The CPFC certification is a globally recognized professional designation that demonstrates your expertise and commitment to the field of financial control. It shows employers and clients that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform financial control functions effectively.
  • Competitive advantage: Having the CPFC certification gives you a competitive advantage over other candidates in the job market. Employers often prefer to hire certified professionals who have a proven track record of success in financial control.
  • Career advancement: The CPFC certification can help you advance your career by opening up new opportunities for you. You may be eligible for promotions or new roles that require a higher level of financial control expertise.
  • Improved job performance: The knowledge and skills gained from obtaining the CPFC certification can help you improve your job performance. You will have a deeper understanding of financial control concepts and be better equipped to make informed decisions.
  • Continuing education: To maintain your CPFC certification, you must complete continuing education requirements. This ensures that you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in financial control.

Overall, obtaining the CPFC certification is an excellent way to demonstrate your expertise and commitment to financial control, gain a competitive advantage in the job market, advance your career, improve job performance, and stay current with the latest developments in the field. As a CPFC holder, you will have access to a network of fellow professionals, as well as exclusive resources, such as continuing education opportunities, professional development programs, and research publications. The CPFC certification is a mark of distinction that demonstrates your commitment to excellence in financial control and management, and sets you apart as a leader in your field.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify for the CPFC certification, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, and at least 2 years of experience in financial control, management, or accounting. They must also pass a rigorous examination that tests their knowledge and skills in financial control and management.

Pre requisite

  • Two (2) or more years of practical experience in financial control 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 CPFC 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 Control
  • Module 2 Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting
  • Module 3 Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Module 4 Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Module 5 Taxation
  • Module 6 Financial Reporting and Compliance
  • Module 7 Financial Risk Assessment
  • Module 8 Implementing Financial Controls
  • Module 9 Financial Control Frameworks
  • Module 10 Financial Control Process and Methodology

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, 7:41 AM