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Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

Become a Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

Online Self-Paced


CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst Certification was created for ambitious financial analysts who want to close the skill gap between formal education and becoming a world-class financial analyst — one who’s competent, confident, and poised to advance.

Based on our experience working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, we know that traditional financial education is theoretical, not practical.

Join 700,000+ students who work for companies like Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Ferrari

We Created the FMVA® Certification Program for You...

Because having advanced knowledge and real-world analysis skills = career confidence and advancement.

Becoming a Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® doesn’t have to take you long years of study and struggle. CFI’s experts have streamlined the learning process so now….

You can earn your Financial Analyst Certification in only a few months.

You don’t have to sacrifice time or be inconvenienced. The course is 100% online, designed to be completed on your schedule. Use our extensive library of course lectures, exercises, and downloadable templates your own professional reference resource to grow your career.

Not only can you learn at your own pace, you can also refresh your skills at any time or add to them. Learning deepens when you return to a subject with “field experience.” You understand concepts at a new level through practice.

CFI’s training is designed to be self-paced yet detailed enough that you’re never lost and always know exactly what to do next.

What You’ll Learn


25+ courses, 100s of Excel & PPT templates, and 100+ hours of video training


100% online, at your own pace, on your own schedule


Earn in-demand skills from instructors with 21+ years of experience training


Our mission is to make the world's best financial analyst training accessible to everyone

Trusted by 700,000+ Students working at

FMVA® Certification: An Online Program for Driven Financial Analysts Who Want to Sprint Ahead of the Competition

CFI’s Financial Analyst Certification Program is designed to give you a competitive edge with advanced knowledge, real-world analysis skills, and career confidence.

Think of it like spending a few months training with an Olympic-athlete coach… you’ll be in peak condition in a fraction of the time.

CFI’s approach works because…

You can bring your skills up to speed 10X faster, and for a smaller investment than other programs.

This is not just another “professional development” course. It’s an unparalleled career trajectory system.

The Ultimate Credit Analyst Training System

When you’re investing resources in career advancement, you want courses that are proven to give you real-life skills that help you get recognized and move up the career ladder.

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification was designed by instructors with over 21+ years of financial analyst training experience. They’ve earned their credentials working at some of the largest and most well-known global banks and institutions:

It’s a distinct advantage to learn from instructors who obtained their experience training employees at these elite institutions; instructors who know what it’s like to perform these skills on the job – not just prepare you for passing a test. Passing tests is critical, but that doesn’t help you when you’re back at your desk, needing to perform analysis for a powerhouse client.

CFI courses have been delivered to tens of thousands of students at top universities, investment banks, accounting firms, and operating companies across the world. CFI is the official provider of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® designation.

We know what skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and we deliver them to you. Whether you’re new to corporate finance or an experienced professional, our courses are designed to help you advance your career. We deliver financial modeling training for the real-world.

When you complete the FMVA® Certification training you’ll possess the in-demand industry knowledge, hands-on practice, and confidence it takes to stand out and become a truly world-class financial analyst.

The best part? You’ll put yourself on the “career express track”. In only a few months, you’ll gain on-the-job skills and knowledge that might take years of experience to learn.


Prep Courses (Optional)

Course Course Code Study Hours
Accounting Fundamentals СFI 101 1-3
Reading Financial Statements СFI 102 1-2
Excel Crash Course СFI 104 2-4
Intro to Corporate Finance СFI 105 1-3
Math for Corporate Finance СFI 106 1-3
Models & Templates Library СFI 009 N/A

Core Courses (10 Required)

CourseCourse CodeStudy Hours
Financial Analysis FundamentalsCFI 2015-7
Building a 3 Statement Financial ModelCFI 2114-6
Business Valuation ModelingCFI 2126-8
Budgeting and ForecastingCFI 2216-8
FP&A Monthly Cash Flow ForecastingCFI 2222-4
Scenario and Sensitivity AnalysisCFI 2312-4
Dashboards and Data VisualizationCFI 2415-7
PowerPoint and PitchbooksCFI 2426-8
Advanced Financial Modeling & ValuationCFI 25010-14
Professional EthicsCFI 2652-4

Elective Courses (3 Required)

CourseCourse CodeStudy Hours
Advanced Excel FormulasCFI 3016-8
Real Estate Financial ModelingCFI 3116-8
Startup / e-Commerce Financial ModelCFI 3126-8
Mining Financial Model & ValuationCFI 3136-8
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) ModelingCFI 3147-9
Leveraged Buyout (LBO) ModelingCFI 31510-12
Corporate & Business StrategyCFI 3506-8
Renewable Energy – Solar Financial ModelingCFI 3166-8
Excel VBA for FinanceCFI 3607-9

Financial Analyst Learning Objectives

The CFI Program covers a critical body of knowledge that is necessary to become a world-class financial analyst. The core curriculum for the program includes:

Financial Modeling

  • Develop industry-leading best practices for layout, design, and structure of financial models
  • Build a dynamically linked 3-statement financial model in Excel from scratch
  • Create a multi-year forecast to project the income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet into the future
  • Use advanced Excel formulas and functions to make models both robust and dynamic
  • Perform scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, accretion/dilution analysis, and other advanced modeling practices
  • Build models that are well designed, intelligently structured, and easy for other users to work with


  • Value a company using comparable company analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow DCF modeling
  • Build numerous DCF models from scratch in Excel and calculate a firm’s weighted average cost of capital
  • Understand how and when to use Enterprise Value and Equity Value multiples for valuation
  • Compare the pros and cons of different valuation methods, and become proficient in all of them
  • Arrive at a range of values for a business combining multiple methods

Financial Analysis

  • Apply advanced forms of financial analysis including ratios, rates of return, risk assessment, credit metrics, debt schedules, cash flow waterfalls and more
  • Assess the overall attractiveness of investment opportunities using financial models, scenarios, and multiple types of analysis
  • Develop insightful charts and graphs for PowerPoint presentations
  • Build Excel dashboards and use advanced data visualization techniques
  • Go beyond the financial model to truly understand the risks and opportunities of an investment opportunity


  • Create beautiful charts, graphs, and tables in Excel
  • Build professional PowerPoint presentations and pitch decks
  • Create insightful dashboards and outputs for presentations
  • Use data visualization to get your point across
  • Impress executives and leadership teams with deep insights and impactful presentations

Testimonial Reviews

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Olga Filatova

I never leave feedback, but in this case I found your course just awesome! For a long time I have struggled to find a course with the combination of high professional Financial and Excel modelling skills. Due to your practical background in finance, the model is in all aspects very highly rated.

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Derek Senft

We've seen the benefits of the Corporate Finance Institute and the FMVA financial analyst program at work with our people, rounding out their financial modeling capabilities and providing ongoing training modules to keep their skill sets current and sharp.

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Paula Yeung

The CFI Financial Analyst training program is definitely a worthy investment for individuals who want to become a strong financial analyst, even for experienced finance professionals who want to further improve and develop new knowledge and skills to be a better and more well-equipped financial analyst.

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Payal Chadha

I would advise all professionals, who are beginners or advanced, to enroll in this program as it will boost your learning and help you learn new techniques to do the job easier. This will be a huge help for students when they begin their careers or are lost on how to perform well at work!

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Yves Seybel

I first found CFI through a YouTube search. I was immediately appealed by the quality of the videos and the delivery. The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable. CFI offers certificates of completion for each course; the bonus Excel tips are very useful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, once you have paid the one-time enrollment fee for the Full Immersion Bundle, your access to the courses and features included in the bundle will never expire.

Yes! You can download and edit the Excel models and templates included in your courses. Please note that the video lectures can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, but cannot be downloaded.

We recommend about 120-200 hours to complete the full financial analyst training. The FMVA® program is flexible and allows you to study at your own pace. Please see the "Curriculum" section for recommended study hours for each course. 6 months is the average completion time.

CFI is also a recognized continuing education provider by the CPA Institutions in Canada and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPE credits.

No! The program tuition includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.

Students are required to complete an online qualified assessment at the end of each course. You can take the exams at your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA final exam after taking all required courses. You will have 3 hours to take the exam and will need to earn at least 70% to pass the assessment. You can try again after 1 month if you do not pass the first time. After successfully completing the FMVA program requirements (9 required, 3 elective courses, and the FMVA final exam), the FMVA certification will be emailed to you within 3-4 business days.

While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries. The Full Immersion bundles include a premium email support function which allows you to communicate directly with in-house experts in the area of study you are focusing on. This is one of the key features that sets the Full Immersion bundle apart and makes it a worthwhile upgrade over the more affordable self-study bundle.

You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes and final assessments in each course to earn your certificate. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade. To earn your FMVA certificate, you need to complete the FMVA program requirements (9 required, 3 elective courses, and FMVA final exam) to earn the program certificate.

While courses in the Self-Study FMVA and the All Access Membership are self-directed, you can contact us if you experience any technical difficulties with accessing or downloading your course materials. Full-Immersion FMVA students get access to 1-on-1 financial model email feedback and résumé & cover letter feedback.

Reviews from students who have taken CFI courses and the FMVA® certification program include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulates the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst.

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