Enrollment for the FMVA™ Certification Program is now OPEN!

FMVA™

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ Program

About the FMVA Certification

The FMVA is CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ program designed to teach practical applications of accounting, Excel, finance, financial modeling, valuation, presentations, and other critical skills that financial analysts need. The program consists of 12 required courses, each with a qualified assessment at the end and 100% online. 

 

FMVA Certificate

 

Why Take the FMVA Program?

The FMVA certification was designed to fill a gap in the market. Traditional universities are mostly focused on theory and employers often find that new hires are not up to speed on the full skill set that’s required. Additionally, established professional designations are too focused on specific niches like portfolio management, alternative assets, or just accounting, and require candidates to learn the material themselves offline (textbook based).

The most common reasons to take the FMVA program are:

  • Learn practical applications that teach you hard skills
  • Master the art of financial modeling
  • Learn how professions in the industry actually value a business
  • Create beautiful, work-class presentations and pitchbooks
  • Learn to take raw data, organize it, analyze, and make impactful recommendations
  • Have the confidence to advance your career

Learn more about success stories from CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification program and how it can help you stand out in a competitive job market.  

 

FMVA Requirements

The first step in becoming a certified financial analyst is to enroll now online.  From there you can start planning your learning schedule and the courses you are required to complete. Below is a summary of the requirements.

Requirements for the FMVA program are:

  • 7 optional prerequisites (accounting, finance, and Excel skills)
  • 9 required courses (financial modeling, business valuation, intermediate finance and financial analysis topics)
  • 3 elective courses from a choice of 6 in total (industry specific financial models, special topics)

Candidates must complete each of the required 12 courses with a passing grade of 80% or higher on the final assessment.

Upon completing each course you will automatically receive a certificate of completion.  Once the 12 requirements are completed, the official accreditation of Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst will be issued to you.

 

Skills Taught in the FMVA Certification

CFI’s program is completely focused on practical skills in finance and accounting.  This means using case studies of both real and fictitious companies combined with Excel and PowerPoint to organize, analyze and interpret financial data.

The main skills taught in the FMVA are:

  • Applications of accounting principles and practices (debits, credits, building financial statements)
  • Mastering the most common financial analysis techniques (ratios, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Creating financial models from scratch (three statement model, DCF model, M&A model, etc.)
  • Performing company valuation (comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, discounted cash flow)
  • Organize large amounts of data into an easy-to-understand format and output
  • Design charts, graphs, and presentations
  • Develop recommendations to aid in business decision-making processes

 

FMVA skills and certification

 

About CFI

CFI is the official global provider of the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification program. With professional instructors from Vancouver, London, New York, and Hong Kong, CFI’s team is uniquely qualified to deliver the training and instruction required for this designation.

In 2017, CFI registered over 40,000 students in its various courses and programs.

CFI’s mission is to help anyone become a world-class financial analyst and advance their career.

 

Additional Information

If you’d like to get more information about earning your FMVA financial analyst certification from CFI, below are some additional resources that will be helpful for you to advance your career and make this big decision:

FMVA certification program

Advance your career in investment banking, private equity, FP&A, treasury, corporate development and other areas of corporate finance.

Get certified as a financial analyst with CFI’s FMVA Program.