8 June 2021
AFI, in collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, is launching the ninth session of its online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’. Launched in 2017 by the two institutions, this is their first ever online training module which has seen eight successful intakes so far.
Participants continue to benefit from a world class education experience of a top-ranked business school, combined with the expertise from the world`s leading organization for financial inclusion policymakers.
Who should sign up for the course?
What is the course content?
This course provides an understanding of the designing and implementation of regulatory frameworks that help promote financial inclusion. The seven units are as follows:
|Unit 1||Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability|
|Unit 2||Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct|
|Unit 3||Financial Inclusion Strategies|
|Unit 4||Measuring Financial Inclusion|
|Unit 5||Financing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises|
|Unit 6||Microcredit, Microsavings and Microinsurance|
|Unit 7||Digital Financial Services|
For more details on each unit, click HERE
What is unique about the course?
This is the first online course on financial inclusion, which has a very clear focus on the policy aspects of financial inclusion. The course will help develop skills to draft and analyse policies and to design strategies that are most relevant to emerging economies.
What are the benefits of the course?
How much does it cost?
The course is priced at EUR1,550. Registrations received before or on 15 July 2021 are eligible for an early bird discount. With an early bird discount, the pricing of the course is EUR1,350.
|Course fees||AFI member institutions||Non-member institutions|
|Price before 15 July 2021||EUR1,350||EUR1,350|
|Price after 15 July 2021||EUR1,550||EUR1,550|
|Price for paid-up AFI member institutions only||EUR1,050||Not applicable|
|Certificate fee||Digital Certificate – Free|
Hard copy certificate- Euro 50
|Digital Certificate – Free|
Hard copy certificate- Euro 50
The final exam takes place online for 2 hours.
How to register?
Registrations for the next intake (September 2021 – February 2022) will open on 1 June 2020 on Frankfurt School of Finance & Management website.
Please note that discounts can only be granted if participants chose “bank transfer” as payment option. Frankfurt School can cater for PayPal or credit card payment at a later stage upon request.
When does the course begin and end?
The course for the next intake begins 1 September 2021 and is required to be completed within six months. The program structure is flexible and can be self-paced. In total, a workload of 150 hours is expected, which is on average 3-4 hours of self-study per week and work during the six months period (self-study, online lectures, reading, final exam preparation).
How are the assessments completed?
Each unit ends with an online test which will consist of multiple choice questions. Participants are required to pass these tests in order to get access to the subsequent module. The final exam takes place online. In order to take the final exam digitally, you will need to ensure having microphone and webcam for proctoring, as well as stable power connection pr a fully chargeable laptop in case you are located in a region experiencing often power cuts.
What certification is given on completion of the course?
Upon successful completion of the exam Frankfurt School will issue a certificate. With the certificate, participants earn six ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), which can get recognized easily by the university of studies, given the course fits into the curriculum. If the exam is not taken or failed but participants have completed the course work, a confirmation of course completion can be issued by Frankfurt School on request.
Recognition in Frankfurt School’s Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance
The CEFI is an integral part of Frankfurt School’s Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance. As such, a CEFI Alumni taking the Online Master gets the CEFI recognized both for the syllabus and for the tuition fees.
We invite you to join the course to become a certified expert in financial inclusion!