Exam Eligibility 

Beginning October 1, 2017, you are eligible to submit your CCIFP Certification Examination application if you meet one the following requirements. There is no experience requirement to submit an application with a bachelor's degree or higher.

Option 1: Bachelor's Degree or Higher

A bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university, including at least twelve (12) credit hours in business-related coursework (accounting, finance, and management). There is no experience requirement to submit an application with a bachelor's degree or higher.

Option 2: Associate's or Equivalent Degree

An associate's degree from an accredited college or university, including at least twelve (12) credit hours in business-related coursework (accounting, finance, and management)

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4,000 hours of experience, in a professional financial position, working for a construction company in its accounting and/or finance department, or as a provider of accounting and/or financial services to the construction industry.

Option 3: HS Diploma or GED Equivalent

A high school diploma, or GED equivalent

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8,000 hours of experience, in a professional financial position, working for a construction company in its accounting and/or finance department, or as a provider of accounting and/or financial services to the construction industry.

Certification Eligibility - Professional 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.

You may earn the hours before and/or after passing the CCIFP exam. You no longer need all experience hours prior to submitting an application. Once earned, the individual will then be recognized as a CCIFP, receive their certificate, and begin their triennial recertification cycle after ICCIFP completes a verification of work experience.

Those passing the examination still needing to earn additional experience hours will be billed an annual maintenance fee of $100.