Corporate Finance Institute® Accreditation

Corporate Finance Institute® Accreditation of the FMVA™

The Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ certification comes with a Corporate Finance Institute accreditation and seal of approval.  CFI is an autonomous institution, governed by its board of directors as well as by, a member-owned nonprofit society that oversees all designations issued by CFI.

Accreditation Process

In order to ensure the highest possible standards for all learning, training and credentialing, the Corporate Finance Institute has a rigorous set of policies and procedures. These course standards and guidelines are upheld by operations team at CFI and the advisory board that oversees the curriculum.

Corporate Finance Institue courses are approved for continuing education credits by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. (NASBA) which oversees continuing education requirement for CPAs in the United States.

FMVA Program Overview

The FMVA program covers the most important topics required to become a world-class financial analyst including accounting, finance, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, business valuation, presentations, and strategy.

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CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition

This website is dedicated to organizing and administering the annual CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition for thousands of contestants each year. By entering the competition you will be challenged to take a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) and build an Excel model to value a company. Contestants must then create a short presentation outlining their recommendation to invest or not invest in the company.  By using a case approach, contestants will experience a real-world scenario and be challenged to build their own valuation model from scratch. The 2018 competition has $10,000 of cash prizes to be shared among the top 3 finishers.

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