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Why Choose CFI?
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Your Learning Experience

Choose from two subscription options, and get access to all of CFI’s certification programs: $497/year (Self-Study), $847/year (Full-Immersion)

For details visit CFI’s membership pricing page.

Number of courses included

All Access Membership:

150+ top-rated courses with 5000+ practical lessons, labs, and case studies

Five Professional Certification Programs:
1. FMVA® – for investment banking and corporate finance careers
2. CBCA® – for commercial banking and lending careers
3. CMSA® – for capital markets and securities trading careers
4. BIDA® – for data and business intelligence careers across industries
5. FPWM™ – for financial planning and wealth management careers

Serveral specialization programs to master new skill areas:
1. Commercial Real Estate Specialization
2. Environmental, Social & Governance Specialization
3. Data Analysis in Excel Specialization
4. Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist
5. Business Essentials
6. Leadership Skills (coming soon)

Hours of training required

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® – 120-200 Hours of online training and exercises
Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® – 60-100 Hours of online training and exercises
Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® – 60-100 Hours of online training and exercises
Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)® – 150-200 Hours of online training and exercises
Financial Planning & Wealth Management Professional (FPWM)

Specialization programs require 30-50 Hours of online training and exercises

Downloadable Resources

In addition to a resource library of over 5,000+ helpful articles, CFI students also get access to:

  • Case studies, excel exercises, and template Files
  • Career handbooks and interview guides
  • On-demand webinars


Final exam (Certification)

Yes, required to earn a verifiable professional certificate

CPE Credits

Yes. Learners can earn 300+ hours of verifiable CPE/CPD credits online with CFI .

Reputation and Reviews
Award-winning customer support team

CFI’s Award-Winning Customer Service Team is available around the clock via email and phone and also offers an extensive Help Centre
24/7 support

Number of Students worldwide


Used by investment banks and firms to formally train analysts and associates

Yes. Visit our CFI for Teams page to learn more about our enterprise training solutions. 

Instructor Experience in online and in-person training

Instructors have 100+ Years of combined experience in corporate finance and financial services sector


Yes. CFI is a recognized continuing professional education/development (CPE/CPD) provider for professional bodies and associations around the world. Learn more: CPE/CPD credits

Trustpilot score

4.9 out of 5
Read our Trustpilot reviews to hear what our students have to say!

Special Bonuses and Perks
Access to all newly added courses

Yes, courses added monthly. See What’s New in CFI.

Finance Tools and Other Benefits

With CFI Full Immersion, learners get limited access to S&P Capital IQ, Vertical IQ, Macabacus and more. Visit our Integrations page for details.

Free Resources

CFI has an extensive library of resources on 30+ topics, all of which are completely free.

Free Program and Course Previews

Yes. The prep courses associated with each program are offered for free to anyone who joins as a Free member.  It is intended to be an opportunity for students to sample the material and see if CFI’s platform is right for them before they purchase an all access membership plan.

Want to know what others think?
Trust our certified students on LinkedIn.
Alexandr Palienko
"Strongly recommend to everyone who wants to receive new careers opportunities and enhance their knowledge in finance. CFI FMVA is perfect opportunity for everyone to obtain neccess..."
Anirudh Ganeshan
"This course was very detailed and structured. I would definitely recommend this Certification for any budding Financial Analyst. "
Benjamin Briner
" I believe the program fully performs what it promises, bridging the gap between work and higher education. For me it means an added value that I cannot describe in words. The prog..."
"CFI delivers an outstanding online education for any aspiring finance professional. The well-arranged dashboard, the top-notch produced video lectures, interactive exercises, and q..."
Herold Marc
" I am very satisfied with the FMVA certification, now I am able to build a 3 statements model from scratch. I know how to build an adavanced financial modeling,make a DCF Analysis ..."
Jierong Yi
"Before starting the CFI courses, I have zero financial background, but I know I love mathematics, I believe in my reasoning and analytical skills. So I went forward to take all the..."
Khaja Moinuddin
"I am very honored to become a “Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®. Financial Analysts are really the nerds of accounting; I say that in a loving..."
"CFI’s FMVA program equipped me with real world; financial modeling & business valuation skills which helped me land my first job as an Investment Analyst. Thanks a bunch ..."
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