Professional Certifications

Accounting

Certified Management Accountant/Certified Financial Manager (CMA/CFM):
Institute of Management Accountants—Designation recognizes the unique qualifications and expertise of professionals engaged in management accounting and financial management.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA):
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—Premier certification in United States enables an individual to be recognized as an accounting professional and to perform audits.

CPA/Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ABV):
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—Designation from the AICPA allows individuals to position themselves as CPAs who are premier business valuation service providers.

CPA/Certified Information Technology Professional (CPA/CITP):
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—Designation certifies a CPA's business and technology skills.

CPA/Personal Financial Specialist (CPA/PFS):
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—Certification recognizes CPAs with focused knowledge and skills in financial planning for individuals.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA):
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants—This new designation recognizes trusted business strategists who can connect the dots between financial fundamentals and physical assets and a broad array of performance factors.

Financial Management

Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA):
National Association of Valuation Analysts—Designation demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of a non-CPA to perform valuation services.

Certified Financial Examiner (CFEx):
Society of Financial Examiners—Designation is directed at professionals in insurance, banking, or credit unions.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP):
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.—The most recognized financial planning certification in the world for professionals providing financial planning services to clients.

Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM):
Association of Government Accountants- Premier certification for federal, state, and local analysts and financial managers.

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP):
Healthcare Financial Management Association—Designation shows commitment to professional development as a financial professional within the health care field.

Certified Risk Professional (CRP):
Bank Administration Institute—Designation demonstrates an individual's professional dedication to risk management in the financial services area.

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP):
Association for Financial Professionals—Designation replaces the Certified Cash Manager (CCM) to recognize the expanded role of financial professionals.

Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA):
National Association of Valuation Analysts—Certification for financial professionals who have focused knowledge and skills in business valuation.

Chartered Asset Manager (CAM):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's credentials in the field of personal financial planning and asset management.

Chartered Economist–Economic Policy Analyst (ChE):
Academy of Chartered Certified Economists—Designation demonstrates education and experience in economic and monetary analysis.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA):
CFA Institute—Certification is the globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts.

Chartered Market Analyst (CMA):
American Academy of Financial Management—Combined credential in accounting and financial management that recognizes those who manage significant assets or act as analysts in the financial world.

Chartered Portfolio Manager (CPM):
American Academy of Financial Management—Certification recognizes personal financial advisors and professionals who work with pensions and mutual funds.

Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's credentials in the trust and estate planning field.

Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's credentials in the personal financial advisor field.

Financial Risk Manager (FRM):
Global Association of Risk Professionals—Designation demonstrates an individual's knowledge and skills in assessing and controlling financial risk.

Master Financial Manager (MFM):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's attainment of a high level of knowledge, experience, and education in the corporate finance field.

Master Financial Professional (MFP):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's attainment of a high level of knowledge, experience, and education in accounting and/or financial management.

Registered Business Analyst (RBA):
American Academy of Financial Management—Designation certifies an individual's attainment of a high level of knowledge, experience, and education in the corporate finance field.

Auditing

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA):
The Institute of Internal Auditors—Globally recognized designation reflects an individual's competence in the practice of internal auditing.

Certified Bank Auditor (CBA):
Bank Administration Institute—Designation shows professional competency in bank-specific areas of accounting, auditing, banking laws and regulations, and general business.

Certified Financial Examiner (CFEx):
Society of Financial Examiners—Designation is directed at professionals in insurance, banking, or credit unions.

Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA):
The Institute of Internal Auditors—Designation certifies an individual's knowledge in audit principles and practices in the banking and financial services industries.

Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP):
The Institute of Internal Auditors—Certification distinguishes leaders in public-sector internal auditing.

Fraud

Anti–Money Laundering Professional Certification (AMLP):
Bank Administration Institute—Designation recognizes that an individual meets the educational standard for anti–money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act professionals employed within financial institutions or national and state regulatory agencies.

Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA):
The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute—Designation demonstrates an individual's competence to provide professional forensic accounting services.

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF):
National Association of Valuation Analysts—Designation demonstrates an individual's competence to provide professional forensic financial litigation support.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE):
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners—Designation certifies the attainment of leading-edge knowledge, experience, and education in the detection of financial fraud.

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF):
American Institute of CPAs—Designation recognizes CPAs who specialize in forensic accounting indicates considerable knowledge, skills, and experience in forensics.

Information Systems and IT Auditing

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM):
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)—Designation demonstrates both conceptual and practical knowledge about managing, designing, overseeing and assessing a company's information security.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA):
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)—Certification is the globally accepted standard of achievement in the information systems audit, control, and security field.

Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA):
The Institute of Internal Auditors—Designation demonstrates proficiency with risk and control models.

Taxation

Enrolled Agent (EA):
Internal Revenue Service—Designation allows agents to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service without being an attorney or CPA.

Other

Accredited Automated Clearing House Professional (AAP):
North American Clearing House Association (NACHA)—Designation recognizes professionals for their understanding and knowledge of the ACH network and the payments industry.