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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.

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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 

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  • 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 be eligible for our CPFC certification program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a CPFA designation
  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of two (2) years of experience in financial control, accounting or related fields
  • 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 control.

Certification Process

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Professional Financial Controller (CPFC), 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 CPFC 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 CPFC 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 CPFC 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. CPFC 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 CPFC 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 our 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 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

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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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