Premier provider of hands-on certificates in
Capital Markets & Corporate Finance

Learn about our certificates

  • Students

    Learn the best practices of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance and stand out from the crowd! I get a job

  • Executives

    Assess your skills, prove your expertise and enhance your operational skills. I boost my career

  • Employers

    Identify talented candidates, assess hands on-knowledge, retain and promote your top employees ! I work with the best


Our expertise

With 20 years of experience training participants in the finance industry, we have a strong understanding of the industry standards and the best
practices that financial institutions value. Our certificates are designed by industry experts and endorsed by leading market practitioners.

We focus on operational skills rather than theoretical knowledge.

  • CFF-CERTIF The International Certificate in Corporate Finance® (ICCF® Certificate), with content developed by Pascal Quiry (ex-MD of Corporate Finance Europe for BNP Paribas, Professor at HEC Paris), validates essential knowledge in Corporate Finance. Can be taken in English, in French and soon in Chinese.   Register Now
  • CMF-CERTIF The CMF® Certificate offers a benchmark of mandatory knowledge in financial markets: market participants, asset classes, cash, derivatives, structured products, and fundamentals of financial mathematics. It can be taken in English and French, soon in Chinese. Register Now
  • CMO-CERTIF This certificate validates fundamental knowledge in capital market operations: organization of markets, trade processing, securities, derivatives on exchanges & OTC markets, P&L, and risks. It can be taken in French and soon in English. Register Now

How to join this growing community ?

Endorsed by major investment banks, multinational corporations and
prestigious Universities.FIRST FINANCE community already includes more than 60,000 financial professionals.
I want to stand out from the crowd

  • Register and study onlineslide1
  • Take a two hour test at one of the many exam centers within our worldwide networkslide2
  • Finally, share your results and show your skillsslide3
  • Stand out from the crowdslide4


  • perso1
    "Coming out of a Chinese University it is very difficult to get hired at a top bank. I signed up for the ICCF® program after a classmate, who took the exam during his MBA in Beijing, told me about it and am so glad I did! The online learning/textbook really taught me the practical knowledge that I was lacking and shortly after getting my score I was hired." Recent graduate, Shanghai – China
  • perso2
    “I was looking to switch from an administrative role but first needed to prove to my employer that I had the sufficient knowledge of Capital Markets. I did not have 200 hours or several thousand Euros to spend so CMF seemed like a good option and it was! Thanks FIRST FINANCE Institute.” Derivative Sales, Investment Bank – London
  • perso3
    "The ICCF program was a huge success at our Bank. It enabled our Commercial Banking group to quickly learn the latest methods and terms of Corporate Finance and allowed us, at the same time, to develop a baseline knowledge critical to assessing a successful banker. Combined, this program enables us to better serve our clients and drive additional revenue!" Learning and Development Manager – US