CFPS™ Candidacy Requirements
Candidacy requirements define the parameters on the basis of which an applicant shall be evaluated fit for applying for a particular BCI certification. Candidacy requirements will vary across certifications.
Applicants for CFPS™ should have a decent exposure to computer-use and have at least completed 14 years of formal education at the time of applying for CFPS™, with minimum 1 year of coursework in accounting. Typically, most CFPS™ applicants worldwide complete their A-Level/O-Level/Higher Secondary/12th grade before applying. In fact, in many Asian and African countries, applicants with an undergraduate degree or those who are just graduating out of the university have often proven to be better prepared for harnessing their CFPS™ qualification - than their counterparts who are yet to go to university or college.
Professional / Work Requirements
BCI prescribes a minimum of 6 months of work experience of handling typical or common accounts-related documentation; data processing, record keeping etc., in F&A BPO companies or other organizations.
Applicants who come from non-BPO backgrounds,
are required to have minimum 18 months of associate level experience in typical or common accounts-related documentation; data processing, record keeping etc., in the accounts departments of recognized organizations in banking, insurance, retailing, telecommunications, information technology, travel, hospitality, transportation and public utility services.
For applicants who have a BPO or a call center background,
the minimum prescribed work experience requirement is six months of experience as agents; associates; representative or a similar position in recognized finance & accounting BPO organizations.
For applicants who have the BCI CFPA™ certification,
the minimum prescribed work experience requirement is minimum 3 months as agents; associates; representative or in similar positions in recognized finance & accounting BPO organizations.
Ideally, an applicant should have completed 18 years of age at the time of applying for CFPS™. There is no upper age bar, however for any BCI certification program.