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Certificate in Corporate Finance

The Certificate in Corporate Finance is an important first step in developing the essential basic knowledge required for being involved in corporate finance. This certificate meets the FCA’s mandatory exam requirements for those advising on investments in the course of corporate finance business.


  • No previous qualifications required.
  • Route to the higher level Diploma in Corporate Finance.
  • Successful applicants are awarded the ACSI designation.

Certificate in Corporate Finance at a glance

Entry requirements 
  • There are no entry requirements for this certificate. 
  • (ICAEW Chartered Accountants are not required to study for this certificate before the Diploma in Corporate Finance.) 
What's involved?

The certificate consists of two units:

How do I register?

Registration is via the CISI.

Study information
  • Formal training is available through CISI accredited training providers. To find a provider near you, visit cisi.org/ATP. Alternatively you can choose the self-study route.
  • The CISI publishes a workbook that offers comprehensive coverage of every area of the syllabus and the end of chapter summaries and sample questions to ensure you are fully prepared before the exam.

On average, 160 hours of study is required to complete this certificate.

Cost Visit cisi.org/prices for the current prices.