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ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP) students

As an ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP) you will be recognised by a global membership organisation. Not only will you be associated with ICAEW and have the right to use the BFP letters – you will also benefit from a variety of resources to support you in your career.

On this page you will find everything you need on your journey towards the designation.

ICAEW CFAB resources

The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) provides you with essential business and finance knowledge – an invaluable asset for a variety of roles within an organisation.

To support you with your studies and to help you succeed in your exams, there is a wealth of resources available to you, including webinars, exam tips and student guides.

Online training file

Go to your online training file to view your progress through the ICAEW CFAB/ Certificate Level exams and to complete the Ethics Learning Programme modules and assessment.

Ethics Learning Programme

Organisations value employees who have a solid understanding of ethics. With this online programme, you will get to grips with our ethical framework and practise how you would respond to an ethical situation.

Once you become a BFP, you will be able to demonstrate compliance with an internationally recognised Code of Ethics.

If you registered as a BFP student before 30 June 2020 - Watch the webinars, practise and complete the six modules online.

If you have registered as a BFP student from 01 July 2020 - access the new Ethics Learning Programme and then complete the six modules and full assessment online. 

Work experience

To become an ICAEW Business and Finance Professional you must demonstrate that you have 12 months' full-time work experience in a business and/or finance role.

If you’re missing this requirement, you can have a look at what skills you’re expected to have gained in your role to be eligible for the designation.

If you have already gained this work experience and you did so during the three years prior to your application, then all you need to do is get it properly signed off and sent to ICAEW as part of your application .

Your work experience must be validated by someone who works/worked for the same organisation and who is a member of a professional body that is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). To find out which of your colleagues is eligible you can either ask your employer or visit the IFAC website where you can find a list of its member bodies.