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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.


  • Three programmes available based on your experience.
  • Opportunity to join a professional network of corporate financiers with ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty.
  • On successful completion of the Corporate Finance qualification you will receive the designatory letters, CF, which demonstrates your achievements.

Study route at a glance

There are three Corporate Finance programmes available to you: the Certificate in Corporate Finance, the Diploma in Corporate Finance and the Corporate Finance qualification. You can join the programmes at the stage that suits your previous experience and qualifications.

These programmes progressively equip the most talented individuals with the practical knowledge, skills and expertise, adding to their day to day business experience and enhancing the value they can bring to the organisations they work with.

Corporate Finance Faculty membership 

Ongoing support and guidance to maintain expertise and leadership is available through the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty. Diploma in Corporate Finance students will receive one year's (inclusive) complementary membership of the faculty.