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You can finance the preparation of a certification that is registered in the Répertoire Nationale des Certifications Professionnelles. Unfortunately, it is not the case for CFA®, CAIA®, FRM®, ESG, CCI®, CMA®, CPA®, CIA or SHRM®.

To discuss other financing options, please do not hesitate to contact our team dialing +33 1 87 24 01 50 or requesting a phone call here. 

Top Finance accepts several-installment- payments when registering to one of Top Finance’s live Program. In this case, payment is made by French cheques, deposited at the time of enrolment and cashed each month.

Arrange your monthly installments directly with your Top Finance advisor by emailing info@top-finance.net

*Only live program registrations are payable in several monthly instalments. Study materials and eLearning programs must be paid in full when ordered.

Top Finance respects the publication dates of its publishing partners Kaplan Schweser, PRC, Becker Professional Education, etc., and is committed to delivering your materials as soon as they are available.

Already published eLearning tools are delivered within 48 hours upon order confirmation, and hardcopy materials are shipped within 5 to 7 working days. Printed materials can be made available at shorter notice if you chose to pick them up at our Parisian office.

Schweser availability calendar:
CFA : https://www.schweser.com/cfa/product-availability
CAIA : https://www.schweser.com/caia/product-availability
FRM : https://www.schweser.com/frm/product-availability

Our training courses are delivered in both formats or in a hybrid format. 

Please contact the Top Finance team to check which formats are available for your training program.

Course registrations generally close one week before the start of the Program. However, some programs (e.g. CFA Level I - Evening Courses) make exceptions and allow late registrations.

Contact the Top Finance team to check whether your program allows late registration, dialing +33 1 87 24 01 50 or requesting a phone call here.

Exam registration is not included in our training programs nor in the purchase of training materials. 

Candidates are directly responsible for their own registration and must therefore ensure that their exam registration is confirmed before the imposed deadline. Please note that you must register for the exam directly online with your certification body before the deadline.

If it is often possible to take the exam remotely/online (check with your certification body), Top Finance does not recommend this exam format and encourages candidates to take the exam at a physical test center approved by the certification body. Several examination centers may be available in your country: do not hesitate to check the list of examination centers directly with your certification body.

For CFA candidates: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/exam/exam-updates
For FRM candidates: https://test-takers.psiexams.com/garp/available/test
For ESG candidates : https://www.cfainstitute.org/-/media/documents/support/programs/esg/esg-test-center-locations.pdf
For CAIA candidates : https://caia.org/schedule
For CMA candidates : www.prometric.com/ICMA
For CCI candidates: https://www.cfauk.org/learn/qualifications/investment-management-certificate/computer-based-testing-walkthrough#gsc.tab=0

 Our headquarters are located at 44 rue de Miromesnil, Paris VIII

All our courses being also available live online, our candidates can follow the class online via Zoom. 

There is no difference in the material ordered or used. Top Finance is the European partner and provider of Schweser tools and offers the very same study materials and packages Kaplan Schweser does, at attractive prices in your local currency (€uros).

The material is sent from Kaplan Schweser’s American warehouses, but the logistic, operational and pedagogical support services are operated locally in Paris by the Top Finance Team.

Our instructors are selected for their expertise and the interest they place into teaching and passing on knowledge. Instuctors in operation within Top Finance's preparation programs are charter holders and expert of the topic they teach. 

Most of them are active financial professionals who take on their own free time to teach in either French or English or both.  

The number of participants can vary depending on the program and its format. To open a program Top Finance requires a minimum of 5 participants. Some programs account for a maximum of 10 candidates for each session when other programs allow around twenty participants.

Do not hesitate to contact of team and ask how many candidates are registered on your program.

What is the pass rate for CFA 

Our pass rates vary depending on the Level prepared and the program format. However, they are consistently higher than the worldwide pass rates published by CFA Institute. Our InPerson courses generally have a much higher pass rate than live online courses and our Evening Programs are the ones with the highest pass rates.

However, please note that we advise learners to choose the format that best suits their schedule and language preference. It's your hard work, the regularity you apply to your preparation and your ability to put our advice into practice that increase your chances of exam success.

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