Earning Your CCIFP Designation

What does it mean? The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) is someone who has voluntarily met the required certification criteria with regard to education, experience, and a demonstrated understanding of the industry's body of knowledge. CCIFP certification is the standard of excellence for construction financial professionals. CCIFP professionals bring strategic thinking, applied work experience, and the ability to convert data into dialogue. The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP®) designation is the only accounting certification for construction financial professionals accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 17024:2012.

In addition to meeting rigorous initial requirements and passing a test, the CCIFP must attend ongoing continuing education classes specific to the industry to keep their certification in good standing.

Why Certification?

Earning your CCIFP Certification is the most important step you can take to accelerate your career and underscore your excellence in construction financial management.

Construction finance is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement and communicate that knowledge in every project, every day. CCIFP certification gives you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

A CCIFP certification demonstrates to the broad construction business community that you have strong capabilities in all aspects of construction financial management—competency, knowledge, and communication—that are required for effective job performance.
Earning your CCIFP credential makes you a recognized expert, a leader in the construction field, and an asset to your organization -- making you and your organization more competitive in today's economy.

Show your expertise in construction financial management by going above and beyond financial generalists. Earn your CCIFP credential today!


CCIFP Requirements

The exam application contains the following sections:

  • Eligibility Requirement Confirmation
  • Code of Ethics Affirmation
  • Applicant Information
  • Eligibility Information
  • Statement of Work Experience - 4,000 hours of experience in construction-related activities within the last five (5) years is required for all who pass the CCIFP exam. This experience must be in a professional financial position for a construction contractor or as a provider of accounting and/or financial services to the construction industry.
  • 4.5-hour comprehensive exam includes the following topics: accounting and reporting, income recognition, budgeting, risk management, taxes, human resources, legal and information technology.


You can find more information on the CCIFP application process at cfma.org/ccifp.