Getting Started with CFI

To purchase a paid subscription to CFI, you will first need to register by creating a profile with your name and email address. Once you’ve completed the initial registration process, you can select and purchase the CFI subscription that best suits your needs. Below, you’ll find an overview of the following:

Creating a Profile*

How do I create a CFI account?

Visit our signup page to create your profile. You can do this by:

  • Social signup: use your existing LinkedIn, Gmail, Facebook, or Microsoft credentials to create your CFI Account automatically.
  • Direct signup: Enter your name and email address, and create a password. Click ‘Create Free Account’ to register. 
    • Important note: Your password must be at least 12 characters long and contain at least one letter and number.

*By creating an account, you agree to CFI’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. 

📧 You’ll also receive emails about upcoming discounts and promotions, webinars, challenges, and more by registering!

Free Membership

Can I start learning for free?

If you’re not quite ready to select a paid subscription to CFI, we offer free courses in accounting, excel, finance, and more! Click here to view and enroll in any of CFI’s free courses. To learn more about each course, click on the course tile. From here, you’ll see a detailed overview of what you’ll learn, career programs, and what other CFI students have to say, as well as access course-related FAQs.

Purchasing a Subscription

How do I enroll with CFI? Do I have to apply for admission?

Getting started with CFI is simple; you do not need to apply for admission.

When you’re ready to jump into our paid content, click here to review and select the plan that best suits your needs. Be sure to use the same email address you used to register initially to retain any progress you made on our free courses! Once the payment process is complete, you’ll receive immediate access to the paid content with your selected plan.

What course should I take first?

Not sure where to start now that you’ve purchased your CFI Subscription? Our Course Catalog can be sorted and filtered based on topic, role, course category, difficulty level, and content type to narrow your search results to just what you want to learn. We also have this handy list of CFI's most popular courses for reference.

You may also find this interactive career map helpful in deciding where to start your studies based on your career goals.

Have questions about getting started with CFI that are not covered in this article? Email us at [email protected] for more information!

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