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Corporate finance qualification (CFQ) regulations - archive

The requirements for candidates who wish to gain the CFQ.

Effective from 6 July 2010 to 10 July 2012.

1. A candidate shall be entitled to apply for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance and entitlement to use the designatory letters, CF (Corporate Finance), subject to:
  • having passed the appropriate examinations in this subject set by ICAEW for this award and having demonstrated appropriate and sufficient practical experience in corporate finance work; or
  • an assessment of their previous experience in corporate finance work.
2. The Committee shall determine the criteria for the making of an award under regulation 1(b).
3. An application made under regulation 1 must be received by the Corporate Finance Registrar at ICAEW, Metropolitan House, 321 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2FZ by the deadline set by the Committee.
4. A candidate shall pay on submission of his application for the award such fee or fees as may be prescribed by the Committee.
5. An assessment under regulation 1 will be conducted at such time and in such place as the Committee may from time to time decide.
6. If an application under regulation 1 is unsuccessful up to three further applications may be made on payment of any additional fees as may be prescribed by the Committee.
7. An Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance certificate in such form as the Committee may prescribe shall be issued to each successful candidate.
8. A candidate awarded the Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance may use the letters 'CF' (representing the words 'Corporate Finance') after their name. The right to use 'CF' is at the discretion of ICAEW and the entitlement to use the letters may be removed by the Council of ICAEW for cause.
9. The Committee's decision whether to make an award of the Corporate Finance Advanced Diploma shall be final.


10. In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires or express reference is made in these regulations, words and phrases have the same meaning as in the Principal and Disciplinary Bye-laws.

Words importing the singular number also include the plural and vice versa. Words importing the masculine gender also include the feminine gender.

Powers of variation

12. The Committee shall have the power to vary or waive the above regulations.