Compare Certifications

Whether you’re looking for financial modeling, commercial banking or capital markets training, we offer several certification programs that can help you learn and reach your professional finance goals.

FMVA Badge

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program

CBCA Badge

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Program

At a Glance

100 - 200 hours
6 months to complete
Financial modeling, valuation and analysis
Excel skills focus
Starting at $497
60 - 100 hours
4 months to complete
Credit analysis, lending and risk
Documentation skills
Starting at $497
100 - 150 hours
Average completion time of 6 months
Asset classes, trading strategies
Capital markets knowledge and trading techniques
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test
100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test
100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

learn-by-doing

  • Get hands-on industry training in financial modeling and valuation analysis
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

affordable cbca

  • Get hands-on industry training in risk assessment skills and credit evaluation
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments
  • Get hands-on industry training in securities trading
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Financial modeling and valuation techniques, dashboards and data visualization in Excel.
  • Pitchbooks and presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Industry-specific financial models and case studies.
  • Industry, company, management, financial analysis, and risk assessment skills in using Excel and business tools.
  • Credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures.
  • Equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, derivatives
  • Technical analysis, behavior finance, and trading strategies

Career Paths

  • Investment banking
  • Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
  • Private equity
  • Corporate development
  • Equity research
  • Other areas of corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Rating agencies
  • Corporate credit analysis
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Real estate lending
  • Business banking
  • Sales & trading
  • Asset & portfolio management
  • Wealth management
  • Buy-side and sell-side analysts
  • Treasury
  • Risk management

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Reading Financial Statements
  • Excel Crash Course
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Math for Corporate Finance
  • Capital IQ Fundamentals
  • Financial Modeling Templates Library

Core Courses

  • Accounting Principles and Standards
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part I
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part II
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model
  • Scenario & Sensitivity Analysis in Excel
  • Dashboards & Data Visualization
  • PowerPoint & Pitchbooks
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • The Amazon Case Study
  • Advanced Excel Formulas
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Startup/e-Commerce Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mining Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling
  • Leveraged Buyout LBO Modeling
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling
  • Excel VBA for Finance

Prep Courses

  • Fundamentals of Credit
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Forms of Business Structure
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Banking Products

Core Courses

  • 5 Cs of Credit
  • Reading Business Financial Information
  • Evaluating a Business Plan
  • Assessing Drivers of Business Growth
  • Assessing Management
  • Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Loan Security
  • Loan Covenants
  • Credit Administration and Documentation
  • Account Monitoring and Warning Signs
  • Business Writing Fundamentals
  • Completing a Credit Application
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Commercial Banking – Debt Modeling
  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
  • Environmental Due Diligence for Credit
  • Construction Finance Fundamentals
  • Loan Pricing
  • Syndicated Lending
  • Equipment Finance
  • Structuring a Construction Loan
  • Construction Loan-in-Process

Prep Courses

  • Math Fundamentals for Capital Markets
  • Economics for Capital Markets
  • Bloomberg Essentials

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Equity Markets
  • Fixed Income Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Commodities
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Intermediate Options – Trading Strategies
  • Intermediate Swaps
  • Intermediate Futures & Forwards
  • Intermediate Fixed Income
  • Trading Using Technical Analysis
  • Convertible Bonds
  • High-Yield Bonds, Subordinated Debt and Loans
  • Short Duration Products
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Introduction to Hedge Funds
  • Credit Fixed Income

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The FMVA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class financial analyst.

Although most of our students are either working in or studying within the finance industry, we offer optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

No. The CBCA™ certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class credit analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

No. The CMSA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class securities analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 6 optional preqrequisite courses, 11 core courses, and 3 out of 10 elective courses
  • Successfully pass all course qualified assessments and the FMVA final exam
  • Complete 3 optional prerequisite courses and 15 core courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments
  • Complete 3 optional prep courses, 6 core courses and a minimum of 7 elective courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® certification

FMVA Badge

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program

CBCA Badge

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program

At a Glance

100 - 200 hours
6 months to complete
Financial modeling, valuation and analysis
Excel skills focus
Starting at $497
60 - 100 hours
4 months to complete
Credit analysis, lending and risk
Documentation skills
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test
100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

learn-by-doing

  • Get hands-on industry training in financial modeling and valuation analysis
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

affordable cbca

  • Get hands-on industry training in risk assessment skills and credit evaluation
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Financial modeling and valuation techniques, dashboards and data visualization in Excel.
  • Pitchbooks and presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Industry-specific financial models and case studies.
  • Industry, company, management, financial analysis, and risk assessment skills in using Excel and business tools.
  • Credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures.

Career Paths

  • Investment banking
  • Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
  • Private equity
  • Corporate development
  • Equity research
  • Other areas of corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Rating agencies
  • Corporate credit analysis
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Real estate lending
  • Business banking

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Reading Financial Statements
  • Excel Crash Course
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Math for Corporate Finance
  • Capital IQ Fundamentals
  • Financial Modeling Templates Library

Core Courses

  • Accounting Principles and Standards
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part I
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part II
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model
  • Scenario & Sensitivity Analysis in Excel
  • Dashboards & Data Visualization
  • PowerPoint & Pitchbooks
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • The Amazon Case Study
  • Advanced Excel Formulas
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Startup/e-Commerce Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mining Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling
  • Leveraged Buyout LBO Modeling
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling
  • Excel VBA for Finance

Prep Courses

  • Fundamentals of Credit
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Forms of Business Structure
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Banking Products

Core Courses

  • 5 Cs of Credit
  • Reading Business Financial Information
  • Evaluating a Business Plan
  • Assessing Drivers of Business Growth
  • Assessing Management
  • Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Loan Security
  • Loan Covenants
  • Credit Administration and Documentation
  • Account Monitoring and Warning Signs
  • Business Writing Fundamentals
  • Completing a Credit Application
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Commercial Banking – Debt Modeling
  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
  • Environmental Due Diligence for Credit
  • Construction Finance Fundamentals
  • Loan Pricing
  • Syndicated Lending
  • Equipment Finance
  • Structuring a Construction Loan
  • Construction Loan-in-Process

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The FMVA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class financial analyst.

Although most of our students are either working in or studying within the finance industry, we offer optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

No. The CBCA™ certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class credit analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 6 optional preqrequisite courses, 11 core courses, and 3 out of 10 elective courses
  • Successfully pass all course qualified assessments and the FMVA final exam
  • Complete 3 optional prerequisite courses and 15 core courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Program

At a Glance

100 - 150 hours
Average completion time of 6 months
Asset classes, trading strategies
Capital markets knowledge and trading techniques
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

  • Get hands-on industry training in securities trading
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, derivatives
  • Technical analysis, behavior finance, and trading strategies

Career Paths

  • Sales & trading
  • Asset & portfolio management
  • Wealth management
  • Buy-side and sell-side analysts
  • Treasury
  • Risk management

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Math Fundamentals for Capital Markets
  • Economics for Capital Markets
  • Bloomberg Essentials

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Equity Markets
  • Fixed Income Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Commodities
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Intermediate Options – Trading Strategies
  • Intermediate Swaps
  • Intermediate Futures & Forwards
  • Intermediate Fixed Income
  • Trading Using Technical Analysis
  • Convertible Bonds
  • High-Yield Bonds, Subordinated Debt and Loans
  • Short Duration Products
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Introduction to Hedge Funds
  • Credit Fixed Income

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The CMSA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class securities analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 3 optional prep courses, 6 core courses and a minimum of 7 elective courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® certification

FMVA Badge

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Program

At a Glance

100 - 200 hours
6 months to complete
Financial modeling, valuation and analysis
Excel skills focus
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

learn-by-doing

  • Get hands-on industry training in financial modeling and valuation analysis
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Financial modeling and valuation techniques, dashboards and data visualization in Excel.
  • Pitchbooks and presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Industry-specific financial models and case studies.

Career Paths

  • Investment banking
  • Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
  • Private equity
  • Corporate development
  • Equity research
  • Other areas of corporate finance

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Reading Financial Statements
  • Excel Crash Course
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Math for Corporate Finance
  • Capital IQ Fundamentals
  • Financial Modeling Templates Library

Core Courses

  • Accounting Principles and Standards
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part I
  • Business Valuation Modeling Part II
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model
  • Scenario & Sensitivity Analysis in Excel
  • Dashboards & Data Visualization
  • PowerPoint & Pitchbooks
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • The Amazon Case Study
  • Advanced Excel Formulas
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Startup/e-Commerce Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mining Financial Model & Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling
  • Leveraged Buyout LBO Modeling
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling
  • Excel VBA for Finance

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The FMVA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class financial analyst.

Although most of our students are either working in or studying within the finance industry, we offer optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 6 optional preqrequisite courses, 11 core courses, and 3 out of 10 elective courses
  • Successfully pass all course qualified assessments and the FMVA final exam

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification

CBCA Badge

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program

At a Glance

60 - 100 hours
4 months to complete
Credit analysis, lending and risk
Documentation skills
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

affordable cbca

  • Get hands-on industry training in risk assessment skills and credit evaluation
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Industry, company, management, financial analysis, and risk assessment skills in using Excel and business tools.
  • Credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures.

Career Paths

  • Commercial banking
  • Rating agencies
  • Corporate credit analysis
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Real estate lending
  • Business banking

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Fundamentals of Credit
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Forms of Business Structure
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Banking Products

Core Courses

  • 5 Cs of Credit
  • Reading Business Financial Information
  • Evaluating a Business Plan
  • Assessing Drivers of Business Growth
  • Assessing Management
  • Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  • Loan Security
  • Loan Covenants
  • Credit Administration and Documentation
  • Account Monitoring and Warning Signs
  • Business Writing Fundamentals
  • Completing a Credit Application
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Commercial Banking – Debt Modeling
  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
  • Environmental Due Diligence for Credit
  • Construction Finance Fundamentals
  • Loan Pricing
  • Syndicated Lending
  • Equipment Finance
  • Structuring a Construction Loan
  • Construction Loan-in-Process

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The CBCA™ certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class credit analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 3 optional prerequisite courses and 15 core courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Program

At a Glance

100 - 150 hours
Average completion time of 6 months
Asset classes, trading strategies
Capital markets knowledge and trading techniques
Starting at $497

How It Works

100% online
Complete on your own time
Finish all required courses and pass the test

Learn By Doing

  • Get hands-on industry training in securities trading
  • Build real-world projects and case studies
  • Learn through interactive exercises and regular assessments

Skills Learned

  • Equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, derivatives
  • Technical analysis, behavior finance, and trading strategies

Career Paths

  • Sales & trading
  • Asset & portfolio management
  • Wealth management
  • Buy-side and sell-side analysts
  • Treasury
  • Risk management

Courses Offered

Prep Courses

  • Math Fundamentals for Capital Markets
  • Economics for Capital Markets
  • Bloomberg Essentials

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Equity Markets
  • Fixed Income Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Commodities
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Professional Ethics

Elective Courses

  • Intermediate Options – Trading Strategies
  • Intermediate Swaps
  • Intermediate Futures & Forwards
  • Intermediate Fixed Income
  • Trading Using Technical Analysis
  • Convertible Bonds
  • High-Yield Bonds, Subordinated Debt and Loans
  • Short Duration Products
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Introduction to Hedge Funds
  • Credit Fixed Income

Are there any requirements to take this program?

No. The CMSA® certification program is designed to teach anyone to become a world-class securities analyst.

We have optional prep course courses included in the program, as well as helpful free resources online, to help you get caught up on course concepts and materials.

How do I complete the program?

  • Complete 3 optional prep courses, 6 core courses and a minimum of 7 elective courses
  • Successfully pass the final online qualified assessments

What will I earn upon completing the entire program?

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® certification