FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE (FFI) is the certification and online learning division of FIRST FINANCE Group. FFI provides foundational and advanced level certifications in finance, endorsed by renowned executives and financial institutions around the world.

FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE certifications cover all aspects of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance and are characterized by their comprehensive content and hands-on expertise.

Available certificates

The FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE offers certifications covering all aspects of Capital Markets (organization, macroeconomics, products, valuation, risks and operation) and Corporate Finance.

Certification exams are computer-based, multiple-choice exams that are delivered by Pearson VUE in a proctored environment.

CMF Certificate

Certificate in Capital Market Foundations (CMF)

The CMF Certificate offers a benchmark of essential knowledge in financial markets for professionals. Can be taken in French, English, and soon in Chinese.

CMO Certificate

Certificate in Capital Market Operations (CMO)

The CMO Certificate masters the processing flows of capital market operations. Can be taken in French and soon in English.

ICCF Certificate

International Certificate in Corporate Finance (ICCF)

The ICCF Certificate, content developed in close cooperation with Pascal QUIRY adjunct professor at HEC Business School and author of the book “Pierre Vernimmen - Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice” (ed. Dallloz), validates essential knowledge in Corporate Finance. Can be taken in French, English and soon in Chinese.


Training and exam preparation

FIRST FINANCE INSTITUE designed best-in-class interactive training solution that includes e-learning, practice questions or classroom teamwork. Visit the FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE website to find exam vouchers and exam prep resources.

Learning Solutions
  • E-Learning
    • Textbook
    • E-learning modules
    • 250 practice questions

    E-learning modules fasten the learning experience with a cost efficient advantage.

  • Classroom training
    Through our international network of Approved Exam Preparation Providers (AEPP), the FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE gives access to face-to-face preparation for each certificate.
  • Exam content
    No pass or fail criteria, simply a global 800 points scoring 100 MCQs with 3 types of question

Exam Calculator

The calculator is modeled after the Texas Instruments TI-30XS. If you wish to familiarize yourself with the way this calculator functions prior to your exam, please download the Pearson VUE tutorial and practice exam.

Once downloaded, begin the practice exam. On one of the items, you will see a calculator tab on the top left of the screen. Simply click on the tab. The calculator is displayed so you can practice using it.

For a complete list of features available on the TI-30XS, please refer to TI’s Guidebook (PDF, 290 KB). When accessing the guidebook you may have to click “Continue as Guest” in order to view it.

Last updated 2018-07-09