Certified Finance Specialist (CFS) qualification is aimed at aspiring and practicing finance professionals. CFS develops your knowledge in corporate finance, capital budgeting, working capital management and risk management. CFS designation sets an expertise-benchmark for financial management. CFS is quality assured and credit rated by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with 40 credit points.
Total time to complete the CFS qualification will depend on your background and willingness. Exam can be taken any time of the year. Hence, you can take whatever time you feel appropriate for your preparation.
Our course book is sufficient to ensure exam success as we do not set any MCQ outside the content of the course book. Our practice questions are important to assess your own progress and preparation.
You can choose either to study independently or take tuition support from one of our registered training centres.
There are no formal entry requirements for the CFS qualification. This is open to all – from school leavers to post graduates and employees who want to increase their knowledge and skills in financial management. However, it may be of particular interest to:
Financial managers who take regular financial decisions for business
A university student considering careers in the field of finance and/or further study
An individual with a general interest in finance and business
Step 1: Registration
Click here to complete free online registration.
Step 2: Study
If we’ve a training centre in your location, you will have to study with the centre.
If we don’t have a training centre in your location, you can study independently.
Step 3: Exam
Once your preparation is complete, you can take IQN exams any time of the year. IQN exams are available in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres.
There is only one exam to qualify for the CFS qualification. There will be total 40 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Each MCQ will carry 2.5 marks and total marks is 100. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes. You will need to get minimum 60% marks to pass the exam. If you fail, you can always resit the exam. There is no restriction on the number of resit you can attempt.
Our exam fee is £129 and payable through Pearson VUE web account. Exam fees become due only when you decide to take the exam. If you fail your first exam, you can resit by paying only £49.
Free initial registration!
Resit fee, if you need to retake the exam
You can choose either to study independently or take tuition support from one of our registered training centres (RTC). You will need to pay for the classes delivered by your training centre. Tuition fees are in addition to our Pearson VUE exam fees.
We recognise your prior learning and experience. If you already achieved a qualification and/or have gained work experience, then you may claim exemption on the relevant IQN qualifications.
We will then let you know the outcome of your application through email.
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