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Corporate Finance qualification (study route)

The Corporate Finance qualification confirms the expertise and experience of leading specialists in corporate finance. It enhances your credibility and supports your status as a highly valued professional. Once you gain the qualification, you will be eligible to use the CF designatory letters.

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Successful applicants will be awarded with the CF designation.


No additional study required (if you meet the entry requirements)


Awarded by CISI in partnership with ICAEW


No application or study fees.


Enhances credibility and supports your status as a highly valued professional.

What is the Corporate Finance qualification study route?

For individuals aiming to accelerate their corporate finance career and for organisations interested in integrating a CF qualification in their development programmes, ICAEW in partnership with the CISI has created the most progressive series of programmes for the development and recognition of corporate finance expertise.

Corporate Finance qualification (study route) at a glance

  • Entry requirements
    • Successful completion of the Diploma in Corporate Finance;
    • be currently working in corporate finance;
    • be able to demonstrate a minimum of three years' corporate finance experience;
    • be able to demonstrate material involvement, in a minimum of three corporate finance transactions; and
    • provide confirmation of professional good standing.
    • Alternatively if you have a minimum of five years’ corporate finance experience, you may be able to apply for the CF qualification via the experience route.
  • How do I register?

    Registration is via ICAEW – applicants will need to complete this application form and provide evidence of three years’ work experience.

  • Study information
    No further study is required. Once you successfully meet the entry requirements listed above, you are eligible to apply for the CF qualification and the CF designatory letters.
  • Cost
    There is no charge for applying for the Corporate Finance qualification via this route.

Contact the team

For further information or advice on the CF qualification:

+44 (0)1908 248 250 cfqualification@icaew.com