CBCA® Program Information

CFI’s Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program covers the most critical knowledge and skills required to become a skilled credit analyst including accounting, industry analysis, business analysis, management assessment, financial analysis, loan security, credit evaluation and documentation, and review procedures. This credit analyst certification will help you hit the ground running, or move up the ladder as a world-class financial analyst.


Bundles and Inclusions

Certified Banking & Credit Analyst CurriculumThe CBCA® program is offered in two bundles: Self-Study CBCA® and Full Immersion CBCA®.

The Self-Study CBCA® bundle is priced at $497 USD and provides access to all 30 courses, which includes 5 optional prep courses, 15 core courses, and 10 elective courses.

The  Full Immersion CBCA® bundle is priced at $847, provides access to all 30 courses, and in addition, includes 1-on-1 feedback on excel models, resume & cover letter feedback, and more. See this article on Full Immersion Integrations.

The program tuition includes everything and no additional fees are required to earn the digital certification. Both options provide lifetime access to all of the above resources and all future CBCA® course upgrades.

Common Questions
I purchased a course included in the CBCA®, how much do I have to pay if I want to enroll in the whole program?

You can upgrade your enrollment to the CBCA® program by just paying the price difference. Contact our Student Support team via email at  [email protected] to issue you a coupon code that credits the amount you already paid.

Can I enroll in the Self-Study bundle and later upgrade to the Full Immersion bundle?

Yes, of course! You can upgrade your enrollment just by paying the price difference of USD 350. Contact our Student Support team via email at  [email protected] to issue you a coupon code that credits the amount you already paid.

CBCA® Certification Requirements

In order to complete the CBCA® program and earn the certification, students need to complete all 15 required courses*.

All courses come with an online exam at the end (MCQ's, fill-in-the-blanks, and excel questions) that students need to complete. The exams can be repeated as many times as needed and can be taken anytime. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the assessment and earn the course credentials. 

After successfully completing all the CBCA® required courses, students need to sign CFI's Honor Pledge to submit their program for certification. Once signed and the program submitted, the Blockchain-Verified CBCA® certificate will be sent to the registered email address within 24 hours.

Common Questions
I took the course assessment more than once, what score will this record on my transcript?

We offer unlimited attempts on the course assessments and your transcript will show the highest score, the date the highest score was received, and the number of attempts.

Duration and Mode of Delivery

All courses include video lectures delivered by professional Wall Street trainers, who have been teaching classes for new hires at global investment banks for over twenty years. 

Lectures, study materials, and exams are all online, and are accessible from anywhere in the world, allowing the program to be completed at any time. 

The recommended time to complete the program is 150-200 hours, but students are free to finish the program at their own pace.

Common Questions
Why is the total time of the video not equal to the noted number of course hours?

The hours included in the course description is the average study hours which includes the time to watch the lectures, download files, complete the exercises & assessments, etc.

*Effective February 1, 2021, the requirements to earn the CBCA® certification will be: complete all 15 required courses, complete 3 elective courses (students may choose which elective courses to take), and pass the CBCA® final exam. Click on 'Contact Us' for any questions or clarifications.

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