CBCA® Program Information

CFI’s Commercial 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.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst Curriculum


Common Questions

Bundles and Inclusions

The CBCA™ program is offered in two bundles:  

  • Self-Study CBCA® bundle - priced at $497 USD and provides access to all 33 courses, which includes 7 optional prep courses, 16 core courses, and 10 elective courses.
  • Full Immersion CBCA® bundle - priced at $847, provides access to all 33 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 2-year access to all of the above resources and all future CBCA® course upgrades within this period.

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.

My 2-year access has expired. Can I still renew my access?

Absolutely! You can renew your access after 2 years for only US$97/year.

CBCA® Certification Requirements

In order to complete the CBCA® program and earn the certification, students need to complete all 19 courses (16 required and 3 elective courses) and pass the CBCA® final exam.

All courses come with an online assessment 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 at any time. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the assessment and earn the course credentials. 

Students are also required to take the CBCA® final exam and earn at least 70% to pass and earn their certification. The final exam covers contents from the prep and core courses (elective courses not included) and is timed to be completed within 3 hours. There is one free attempt provided, with succeeding attempts subject to a USD50 retake fee, as well as a cool-down period of 30 days before challenging the exam again.  Further information about the CBCA® final exam can be found here.

After successfully completing all the CBCA® required courses (16 required and 3 elective courses) and passing the final exam, 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 a PASS or a FAIL for your test score.

Where can I access the CBCA® final exam?

The CBCA® final exam, as well as the practice exam, will be available on your student dashboard once you have completed all the required courses.

Can I extend the 3 hours of the CBCA® final exam?

The final exam is timed for exactly 3 hours and there is no option to pause the timer once you have started.

Can I take more than 3 elective courses?

Yes, of course! You will be given access to all of the programs included in the program and you are free to take more than the required courses, if you wish, at no additional cost.

I have received my CBCA® certificate. Can I add CBCA® after my name?

Absolutely! Upon completion of the program, you earn the CBCA® designation, and you can add this after your name.  See here for permissions

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 are the average study hours which include the time to watch the lectures, download files, complete the exercises & assessments, etc.

Effective February 1, 2021, the requirements to earn the CBCA® certification is to complete all 15 required courses, complete 3 elective courses (students may choose which elective courses to take), and pass the CBCA® final exam.

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