Managing a career in finance requires staying up-to-date on industry trends, as well as maintaining a commitment to ongoing education and professional advancement. With the CFS certification, you will revive, nurture, and increase your knowledge base. The certification provides a comprehensive introduction to the analytical tools and skills that you need to thrive in different financial management roles. The certification provides a solid grounding in contemporary financial management concepts with a particular emphasis on the decision making tools and their application to real world problems.

Recognition

CFS certification is recognised on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) as a Level 8 qualification. The SCQF is one of the national qualifications frameworks in the UK. The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Universities Scotland. The CFS certification is also recognised as a Level 5 qualification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Recognition

CFS certification is recognised on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) as a Level 8 qualification. The SCQF is one of the national qualifications frameworks in the UK. The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Universities Scotland. The CFS certification is also recognised as a Level 5 qualification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Recognition

CFS certification is recognised on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) as a Level 8 qualification. The SCQF is one of the national qualifications frameworks in the UK. The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Universities Scotland. The CFS certification is also recognised as a Level 5 qualification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

How to complete CFS?

First step is to complete a quick registration with us. Click here to register your interest and confirm your country of residence. Once you complete this free registration, we will contact you through email and advise you regarding next steps.

Our students are supported by our registered study centres located in different parts of the world. If we have a registered centre in your location, we will introduce you to the centre. The centre will provide you study materials and arrange preparation classes for CFS exams. If you do not have any registered centre in your location, we will share free coursebooks with you so that you can study independently. Kindly note we do not allow ‘self-study’ in locations where we have a registered centre.

Once your preparation is complete, you can take CFS exams any time of the year. CFS exams are available ‘on-demand’ in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres. If you are studying with a registered centre, they will assist you to register exams with Pearson VUE. If you are studying independently, you will need to register your exams through Pearson VUE website.

First step is to complete a quick registration with us. Click here to register your interest and confirm your country of residence. Once you complete this free registration, we will contact you through email and advise you regarding next steps.

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If we have a registered centre in your location, you will need to attend CFS exam preparation classes with the centre. If you do not have any registered centre in your location, we will share free coursebooks with you so that you can study independently.

Once your preparation is complete, you can take CFS exams any time of the year. CFS exams are available ‘on-demand in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres. The exams can be booked through Pearson VUE website.

First step is to complete a quick registration with us. Click here to register your interest and confirm your country of residence. Once you complete this free registration, we will contact you through email and advise you regarding next steps.

Our students are supported by our registered study centres located in different parts of the world. If we have a registered centre in your location, we will introduce you to the centre. The centre will provide you study materials and arrange preparation classes for CFS exams. If you do not have any registered centre in your location, we will share free coursebooks with you so that you can study independently. Kindly note we do not allow ‘self-study’ in locations where we have a registered centre.

Once your preparation is complete, you can take CFS exams any time of the year. CFS exams are available ‘on-demand’ in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres. If you are studying with a registered centre, they will assist you to register exams with Pearson VUE. If you are studying independently, you will need to register your exams through Pearson VUE website.

Qualification Structure

CFS consists of the following two units.

Unit Title SCQF Level EQF Level Credits
Accounting 8 5 40
Finance 8 5 40

Exam Structure

There are two exams in CFS: (1) Accounting exam and (2) Finance exam. You have the freedom to start with either accounting or finance exam. Duration of each exam is 60 minutes and total mark is 100. You will need to get minimum 50% marks to pass each exam. If you fail, you can always resit the exam. There is no restriction on the number of resit you can attempt.

Number of exams MCQs in each exam Marks for each exam Pass marks
2 35 MCQs 100 marks 50%

Fees

Our exam fee is £129 for each unit. Exam fees are payable through Pearson VUE web account. If you fail in your first exam, you can always resit by paying only £49. If you are studying with a registered centre, you will need to pay tuition fees to the centre.

Exam fee (per unit) Total exam fees Resit fee (each resit) Tuition fees
£129 £129 x 2 units = £258 £49 Decided by the centre

Exemption

Stand out to your employers by gaining professional certifications alongside your degree. If you have already achieved a recognised qualification in accounting or finance, then you can claim exemption from CFS exams. Click here to submit your exemption application for a free assessment. If your exemption application is successful, you will need to pay exemption fees within 30 days of your initial application. Our exemption fees are exactly same as our exam fees.

Further Information

Click here to download our CFS prospectus. If you need further information about the qualification, please contact us at support@iqnglobal.com.