Eligibility

There are three different paths that you can choose from when determining your eligibility, for each path there are two sets of criteria you must meet. The first set of criteria is for taking the CCIFP exam. After you have passed the exam there is eligibility you must meet in order to become certified.

  • Pass the exam
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  • 12 credits from business related courses
  • Certification
  • 4,000 total hours of experience*
  • Pass the exam
  • Associate's or Equivalent Degree
  • 4,000 hours of experience
  • Certification
  • 8,000 total hours of experience*
  • Pass the exam
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 8,000 hours of experience
  • Certification
  • 12,000 total hours of experience*

*Additional Details Regarding Hours of Experience

Hours of experience from exam criteria apply to the certification criteria, which means you would need an additional 4,000 hours of experience for path 2 and path 3. Hours of experience must be acquired during the last five years or you can obtain it within five years of passing the exam.

Qualifying experience includes working in a professional financial position, working for a construction company in its accounting and/or finance department, or as a provider of financial services to the construction industry. Click here to see a listing of applicable job titles for more info.