Success in your Finance Career
Managing a career in finance requires staying up-to-date on industry trends, as well as maintaining a commitment to ongoing education and professional advancement. With the CFS certification, you will revive, nurture, and increase your knowledge base. The certification provides a comprehensive introduction to the analytical tools and skills that you need to thrive in different financial management roles. The certification provides a solid grounding in contemporary financial management concepts with a particular emphasis on the decision making tools and their application to real world problems.
CFS Body of Knowledge
There are two entry routes to become eligible to sit for the CFS exam. Before you apply, make sure you meet either entry route A or B:
|HND/ Associate Degree/ Bachelor Degree/ IQN Diploma/ Equivalent||1-year work experience|
|High School Diploma/ GCSE/ global equivalent school-level certificate||2-year work experience|
How to complete CFS?
Once your preparation is complete, you will need to sit for your computer-based MCQ exam. Our exam is available on-demand any time of the year!
Exam & Fees
In order to achieve the CFS designation, you will be required to pass an MCQ exam. Duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Exam consists of 85 MCQs (30 MCQs x 3 mark + 55 MCQs x 2 mark). Total mark is 200. You will need to get minimum 60% marks to pass the exam. If you unfortunately fail in your first exam attempt, you will be allowed up to five re-sit exam opportunities. All re-sit exams must be taken within one (1) year from your first exam attempt date.
We will provide free study materials. There is no fee payable to IQN until you sit for your exam. CFS exam fee is £149. Each re-sit exam fee is £49. Successful students are issued digital certificate and transcript at no extra cost! If any student requires hard-copy certificate and transcript, additional fees (£99) will be applicable.
Annual Maintenance and Re-certification
Maintaining your CFS certification is crucial to your professional growth, fluency and currency within the industry. IQN requires that you recertify by passing an online re-certification exam once every ten (10) years. This is to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam. Re-certification exam fee is £29.
Our students either study independently or attend classes arranged by registered centres. CFS Body of Knowledge (CFSBOK) and practice book are sufficient to ensure exam success. Our practice questions are important to evaluate your own progress and preparation. Survey shows that majority of our students successfully complete the certification in three to six months. However, you can take as much time as you need for your preparation.