Certification Process

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Program Requirements

The Certified Financial Consultant (CFC®) program is designed for finance practitioners and other business professionals with appropriate experience. The IFC-Philippines reserves the right to ensure an appropriate mix of participants and to refuse any applications that do not meet course entry requirements.

The participants entering the program will typically have a minimum 1 - 3 years of professional experience in an industry, investment banking, or professional service firm setting - advising clients on corporate financing strategy, or have involvement internally for corporate financing and building value in their organizations.

Candidates who have successfully completed the CFC® Program and fulfilled the education requirement are qualified to take CFC® examination. Successful passers of the examination are eligible to become CFC® member of the Institute of Financial Consultants (IFC)-Canada.

Membership Requirements

The Institute accepts as members individuals who have a minimum of one year of experience in financial management. Members are entitled to use the designation MIFC (Member, Institute of Financial Consultants). The Institute issues a Certificate of Membership annually to members in good standing.

Members who successfully complete the Institute’s educational program and acquire three years of experience in financial management are granted the right to use the internationally respected designation CFC®. The Institute issues a Certificate of Graduate Membership to members who complete all the requirements.

The IFC-Philippines is committed to the highest professional competence and ethical standards for the financial consulting profession. Members of the Institute must at all times comply with the content and spirit of the Institute’s Code of Ethics.

Both the Certificate of Membership and the Certificate of Graduate Membership remain the property of the Institute and shall be returned upon demand. A member may withdraw from the Institute at any time by writing to the Institute’s Board of Directors and returning the Certificates of Membership and of Graduate Membership.

Learn more about the benefits of the CFC® designation.