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Why Choose CFI

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Your Learning Experience
Price

All Access Membership (all 70+ courses + 4 certification programs) starting at $87/month

Individual certification programs: $497 (Self-study), $847 (Full-Immersion)

For details visit CFI’s pricing page

Premium $499

Basic $199

Virtual Bootcamps range from $200-$2000

Number of courses included

All Access Membership: ALL 70+ courses + 4 certification programs

Individual certification options:

1. FMVA® – 26 Course Catalog
2. CBCA™ – 29 Course Catalog
3. CMSA® – 19 Course Catalog
4. BIDA – 7 Courses available now; Full Certification Coming Soon

22 online courses

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)™ – Coming Soon

70-90 hours to complete

Downloadable resources

Exercises and Template Files

Paid PDFs and Excel Financial Modelling Templates

Final exam (Certification)

Yes. Currently, FMVA® and CBCA™ students are required to complete the final exam to earn their certifications.

Yes. To become certified, students must pass the Certification Exam, administered by Wall Street Prep within 12 months following the seminar.

Assessments

Yes

Practice Tests

CPE Credits

Yes. Get 115+ hours of CPE Credits Online with CFI

Yes

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

WSP offers customer support

Number of Students worldwide

800,000

300,000

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

Yes. Visit our Business & Corporate Finance Training Page to learn more about getting your team trained.

Yes

Instructor Experience

Instructors have 22+ Years of experience

Instructors have 15+ Years of experience

Accreditation

Not accredited

Trustpilot score

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

3.4

Special Bonuses and Perks
Access to all Newly Added Courses

Yes

No

Integrations and Other Benefits

With CFI, students get access to S&P Capital IQ, PitchBook, IBISWorld, and more. Visit our Integrations page for details.

None to our knowledge

Free Resources

CFI has an extensive library with finance dictionary terms and career resources, all of which are completely free.

Yes

Free Program and Course Previews

Yes. The prep courses associated with each program are offered for free to anyone who creates an account with CFI. 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 our paid program content.

Free 10 minute samples

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..."
Henry
"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..."
Nick
"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 ..."