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Become a Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) ®

From financial modeling and business valuation to Excel mastery - the FMVA™ Certification Program helps you stand out as a world-class financial analyst - without spending years in a classroom, and without spending thousands of dollars...

Close the Skill Gap

CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst Certification was created for ambitious financial analysts, who want to close the skill gap between formal education and becoming a world-class financial analyst — one who’s competent, confident, and poised to advance.

Based on our experience working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, we know that traditional financial education is theoretical, not practical.

In fact, 75% of our students said they needed additional training after earning their degree, in order to get a job.

Your degree only partially prepares you for your career, leaving out the hands-on experience employers demand, and leaving you with a dilemma…

It’s the biggest struggle facing financial analysts today. We call it the “skill gap.”

How Much CFI Students Earn

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* Based on a survey of 450 CFI students

Where Our Students Work

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* Based on internal CFI data

How do you bridge the gap between what you learned in university and what you need to know to do your job well?

You could spend years trying to…

  • String together bits and pieces of free training
  • Learn everything on the job and hope for the best
  • Make in-person classes work for your already busy schedule, not to mention your already tight budget
  • All of those methods typically lead to years of frustration, student debt, and wasted time and effort.

Our students are not the type to waste years of time and tens of thousands of dollars on training methods that simply don’t work for them.

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Instead of years of frustration and sacrifice, you’ll be relieved to find the FMVA™ Certification Program is:

Comprehensive

24+ courses, 100s of Excel & PPT templates, and 100+ hours of video training

Convenient

100% online, at your own pace, on your own schedule, with lifetime access

Real-World

Earn in-demand skills from instructors with 21+ years of experience training

Affordable

Our mission is to make the world's best financial analyst training accessible

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) Certification is the bridge between where you are now and where you want to be – from a beginner to a experienced world-class financial analyst with the confidence, skills, and compensation to match.

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CFI Students

6 Months

Average Completion Time

$121,000

Average Salary

FMVA™ Certification: An Online Program for Driven Financial Analysts Who Want to Sprint Ahead of the Competition

 

CFI’s Financial Analyst Certification Program is designed to give you a competitive edge — advanced knowledge, real-world analysis skills, and career confidence.

Think of it like spending a few months training with an Olympic-athlete coach… you’ll be in peak condition in a fraction of the time.

 

CFI’s approach works because…

You can bring your skills up to speed 10X faster, and for a smaller investment than other programs.

This is not just another “professional development” course— It’s an unparalleled career trajectory system.

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Excel your career

You can earn your FMVA™ Certificate in as little as six months, learning from the world’s best instructors, and hitting “peak condition” for career advancement in a fraction of the time.

Tried and tested formula

After training thousands of financial professionals across the world, here’s what we discovered…

The traditional path to career success for financial analysts is long, tedious, and lined with speed bumps that can sidetrack you, or worse— make you question your career choice.

Shortcut to success

The FMVA™ Certification is your shortcut around years of frustration…

With the FMVA™ Certification, you set yourself up for career success in months instead of years.

How the FMVA™ Certification Program Works

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100% Online & On Your Schedule

FMVA™ Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime, set your own schedule for completion, and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

Lifetime Access to Course Library

The program includes lifetime access to CFI’s 24-course library, including:

  • 7 optional prerequisites to review the fundamentals
  • 9 core courses to build a strong foundation in financial modeling and valuation
  • 3 elective courses (minimum) to allow more focus on specific topics and skills

Learn at Your Own Pace

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience. They’ve trained financial professionals at the largest and most well-known global banks and institutions.

You’ll learn at your own pace, using a variety of methods, including:

  • Recorded video lectures
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Quizzes and assessments
Graduation

Graduation Requirements

To be granted the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ credential, students must:

Complete all core and elective courses (12 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments

Earn a minimum passing grade of 80% in each course assessment.

It's Official...

Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

We Created the FMVA™ Certification Program for You...

Because having advanced knowledge and real-world analysis skills = career confidence and advancement.

Becoming a Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® doesn’t have to take you long years of study and struggle. CFI’s experts have streamlined the learning process so now….

You can earn your Financial Analyst Certification in only a few months.

You don’t have to sacrifice time or be inconvenienced. The course is 100% online, designed to be completed on your schedule. Because you’ll have lifetime access to the entire CFI library, it’s like having your own professional reference resource for the rest of your career.

Not only can you learn at your own pace, you can refresh your skills at any time or add to them. Learning deepens when you return to a subject with “field experience.” You understand concepts at a new level through practice.

CFI’s training is designed to be self-paced, yet detailed enough that you’re never lost and always know exactly what to do next.

Your FMVA™ certification makes you expert at these in-demand skills

Accounting, finance and financial analysis
Financial modeling and business valuation
Presentations, charts, and graphs
Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills

Not only will you have specialized knowledge, you'll also gain:

Confidence in your career

Knowledge of advanced material

Skills for the real-world

Experience performing real analysis

Designed by Elite Instructors

 

When you’re investing resources in career advancement, you want courses that are proven to help you acquire the real-life skills to get you recognized and moving up the career ladder.

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification was designed by instructors with over 21+ years of financial analyst training experience. They’ve earned the credentials working at some of the largest and most well-known global banks and institutions:

 

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Deutsche Bank
Bank of America Logo
Credit Suisse Logo
J.P.Morgan Logo
Merrill Lynch Logo
citibank Logo

 

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It’s a distinct advantage to learn from instructors who obtained their experience training employees at these elite institutions. Instructors who know what it’s like to perform these skills on the job – not just prepare you for passing a test. Passing tests is critical, but that doesn’t help you when you’re back at your desk, needing to perform analysis for a powerhouse client.

CFI courses have been delivered to tens of thousands of students at the top universities, investment banks, accounting firms, and operating companies across the world. CFI is the official provider of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® designation.

 

 

We know what skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and we deliver them to you. Whether you’re new to corporate finance or an experienced professional, our courses are designed to help you advance your career. We deliver financial modeling training for the real-world.

When you complete the FMVA™ Certification training you’ll possess the in-demand industry knowledge, hands-on practice, and confidence it takes to stand out and become a truly world-class financial analyst.

The best part? You’ll put yourself on the “career express track”. In only a few months, you’ll gain on-the-job skills and knowledge that might take years of experience to learn.

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Some of the companies that CFI students work at are:

When you graduate from the program, you will:

  • Emerge with superior confidence and business skills
  • Have better career opportunities available to you
  • Be more desirable in the eyes of hiring managers and recruiters

Financial Analyst Learning Objectives

The CFI Program covers a critical body of knowledge necessary for becoming a world-class financial analyst. The core curriculum for the program includes:

Financial Modeling

  • Develop industry-leading best practices for layout, design and structure of financial models
  • Build a dynamically linked 3-statement financial model in Excel from scratch
  • Create a multi-year forecast to project the income statement, cash flow and balance sheet into the future
  • Use advanced Excel formulas and functions to make models both robust and dynamic
  • Perform scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilution analysis, and other advanced modeling practices
  • Build models that are well designed, intelligently structured, and easy for other users to work with
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Valuation

  • Value a company using comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow DCF modeling
  • Build numerous DCF models from scratch in Excel and calculate a firm’s weighted average cost of capital
  • Understand how and when to use Enterprise Value and Equity Value multiples for valuation
  • Learn about the pros and cons of different valuation methods, and become proficient in all of them
  • Arrive at a range of values for a business combining multiple methods
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Financial Analysis

  • Learn advanced forms of financial analysis including ratios, rates of return, risk assessment, credit metrics, debt schedules, cash flow waterfalls and more
  • Assess the overall attractiveness of investment opportunities using financial models, scenarios, and multiple types of analysis
  • Develop insightful and charts and graphs for powerpoint presentations
  • Build Excel dashboards and use advanced data visualization techniques
  • Go beyond the financial model to truly understand the risks and opportunities of an investment opportunity
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Presentations

  • Create beautiful charts, graphs and tables in Excel
  • Build professional powerpoint presentations and pitch decks
  • Create insightful dashboards and outputs for presentations
  • Use data visualization to get your point across
  • Impress executives and leadership teams with deep insights and impactful presentations
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100% Online

The same content taught at global banks, with the flexibility to go at your own pace

Engaging

Interactive courses, case studies and exercises from industry-leading instructors

Career-focused

Practical applications in Excel & PowerPoint give you skills that can be applied on the job

What FMVA Graduates and Employers Say...

“I found the financial modeling course extremely helpful during my prep for interviews. I highly recommend CFI courses to anyone looking to pursue a career in the capital markets or prep for wall street.”
– Brett Hannigan, Investment Banking Analyst, Sauder M.B.A.
“I first found CFI through a YouTube search. I was immediately appealed by the quality of the videos and the delivery. The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable. CFI offers certificates of completion for each course; the bonus Excel tips are very useful.”
– Yves Seybel, Consultant
“The CFI Financial Analyst training program is definitely a worthy investment for individuals who want to become a strong financial analyst, even for experienced finance professionals who want to further improve and develop new knowledge and skills to be a better and more well-equipped financial analyst. ”
– Paula Yeung, Senior Financial Analyst
“We've seen the benefits of the Corporate Finance Institute and the FMVA financial analyst program at work with our people, rounding out their financial modeling capabilities and providing ongoing training modules to keep their skill sets current and sharp.”
– Derek Senft, Financial Modeling Capabilities
“I never leave feedback, but in this case I found your course just awesome! For a long time I have struggled to find a course with the combination of high professional Financial and Excel modelling skills. Due to your practical background in finance, the model is in all aspects very highly rated. I believe it's worth much more than I paid for it and I feel very lucky to have taken your amazing courses.”
– Olga Filatova, Financial Controller
“CFI courses are very well arranged, designed and cover all practical aspects of work. The CFI team is professional and their response time is very fast. The Excel templates are very good and can be modified and used based on users' requirements. ”
– Vivek Kedia, Financial Analyst
“I would advise all professionals, who are beginners or advanced, to enroll in this program as it will boost your learning and help you learn new techniques to do the job easier. This will be a huge help for students when they begin their careers or are lost on how to perform well at work! ”
– Payal Chadha, Business Plan Strategic Consultant
“Taking the financial modeling certification at Corporate Finance Institute was a major turning point in my career. The training has boosted my financial skills and I have been able to add more values to my organization especially in the area of Budgeting, Forecasting and Excel. Without any prejudice, CFI is the best Finance Institute in the whole world. Using avant-garde approach in all its entirety. What a learning experience, par excellence.”
– Blessing Lawal, Controller
“The resources are very educational and will go a long way not only for me but also for our colleagues in the energy regulatory agency. I appreciate very much the CFI material!”
– Arthur Evangelista, Chairman, Grid Management Committee Inc.

Tuition Options for the FMVA Program

FMVA™ Self-Study
FMVA™ Full Immersion
All 24 Courses
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FMVA Certification
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Lifetime Access
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Extensive Templates Library
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Quizzes, Assignments, and Tests
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Downloadable Excel, PPT, and PDF Files
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Study at Your Own Pace
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Digital Blockchain Verified Certificate
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3-Month PitchBook Data User AccountGet 3 months of free access to PitchBook and explore their rich data and analytics for VC, PE, and M&A deals.
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Unlimited Email Support
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Individual Model Review and FeedbackReceive one-on-one email feedback from qualified financial analysts.
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Additional Case Studies
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One FREE Financial Modeling Competition Entry
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FMVA™ Full Immersion

$847
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All 24 Courses
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FMVA Certification
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Lifetime Access
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Extensive Templates Library
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Quizzes, Assignments, and Tests
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Downloadable Excel, PPT, and PDF Files
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Study at Your Own Pace
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Digital Blockchain Verified Certificate
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3-Month PitchBook Data User AccountGet 3 months of free access to PitchBook and explore their rich data and analytics for VC, PE, and M&A deals.
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Unlimited Email Support
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Individual Model Review and FeedbackReceive one-on-one email feedback from qualified financial analysts.
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Additional Case Studies
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One FREE Financial Modeling Competition Entry

FMVA™ Self-Study

$497
($2900+ USD. Save over 80%)
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All 24 Courses
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FMVA Certification
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Lifetime Access
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Extensive Templates Library
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Quizzes, Assignments, and Tests
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Downloadable Excel, PPT, and PDF Files
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Study at Your Own Pace
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Digital Blockchain Verified Certificate
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3-Month PitchBook Data User AccountGet 3 months of free access to PitchBook and explore their rich data and analytics for VC, PE, and M&A deals.
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Unlimited Email Support
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Individual Model Review and FeedbackReceive one-on-one email feedback from qualified financial analysts.
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Additional Case Studies
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One FREE Financial Modeling Competition Entry

About Corporate Finance Institute®

CFI is a world-leading provider of online financial analyst certification and training programs and the FMVA™ designation. CFI’s financial modeling courses, programs, and certifications have been delivered to tens of thousands of individuals around the world to help them become world-class financial analysts.

The financial analyst certification program begins where business school ends to teach you job-based skills for corporate finance, investment banking, corporate development, treasury, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), and accounting.

CFI courses have been designed to make the complex simple by distilling large amounts of information into an easy-to-follow format. Our training will give you the practical skills, templates, and tools necessary to advance your career and stand out from the competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to receive my digital FMVA certification?
Once you have completed the program requirements, please email us at [email protected] to request your digital FMVA™ certificate. FMVA™ program certificates are processed within 2-3 business days.
Can I download and edit the financial modeling templates?
Yes! You can download and edit the Excel models and templates included in your courses. Please note that the video lectures can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, but cannot be downloaded.
Can I order a physical copy of my FMVA certificate?
Yes, you can order a physical copy of your FMVA certificate by mail. Please click here to submit your request.
How much time do I have to complete the courses?
You will have lifetime access to the courses and all future upgrades. You can rewatch the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is convenient for you.
What is the duration of the program?
We recommend about 120-150 hours to complete the full financial analyst training. The FMVA program is flexible and allows you to study at your own pace. Please see the "Curriculum" section for recommended study hours for each course. 6 months is the average completion time.
Are CFI courses accredited?
CFI is also a recognized continuing education provider by the CPA Institutions in Canada and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPE credits. You can find more information here.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
No! The program tuition includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All of our online courses are priced in USD.
Can I take individual courses instead of completing the whole program?
Yes, you can pick and choose individual courses based on your needs and earn certificates of course completion.
How do the exams work?
Students are required to complete an online qualified assessment at the end of each course. You can take the exams at your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that exams can be repeated as many times as you need. After successfully completing the FMVA program requirements (9 required & 3 elective courses), the FMVA certification will be emailed to you within 3-4 business days.
How do I earn my certificates?
You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes and final assessments in each course to earn your certificate. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade.
Can I email the instructor if I have questions?
While the courses are self-study, you can contact us if you experience any technical difficulties with accessing or downloading your course materials.
Will these courses help me advance my career?
Based on reviews from thousands of students, we know how CFI courses and FMVA certification program have helped so many people advance their finance careers. Our training is designed to be extremely practical and simulates the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst - the ultimate way to advance your career.
Do you offer a monthly payment plan?
Yes, we do! For details about the FMVA™ Self-Study payment plan, click here, and for details about the FMVA™ Full Immersion plan, click here.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Our payment processors include Stripe and PayPal. We also accept bank wire transfers if requested by email.
Technical Requirements
An Internet connection is required to take this program, including the ability to play audio as courses include voice lectures. Please make sure there are no firewalls set up that block access to certain features of the training.
CFI strongly suggests that students have the following technology in order to successfully complete projects and assignments online:

  • PC or Mac

  • Familiarity with basic Internet applications (email and web browser)

  • A recent version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or another web browser

  • An updated version of Microsoft Excel
More Questions?
Please Email us and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions!

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