IOFM Certification | Institute of Finance & Management

Finding success with IOFM

The gold standard for excellence in financial operations

As a financial operations professional, you face pressure to perform with accuracy, confidence and efficiency. Rules and regulations are constantly evolving, fraud is an ever-present threat, and each day brings unique challenges, as well as opportunities. So, how do you ensure that you – or your team – are truly best-in-class? For over two decades, there has only been one answer:

IOFM Certification

Earning an IOFM Certification demonstrates a firm grasp of the fundamentals, a thorough understanding of best practices, and a commitment to accuracy and compliance, all of which are necessary to excel in your field. Certification course materials are peer-reviewed by industry experts and widely acknowledged as the gold standard for excellence within the financial operations community.

Join the ranks of over 25,000 professionals who have achieved IOFM Certification – a designation that is respected and valued at leading Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and institutions around the world.


"I push for AP certification as a way for my team to earn more recognition and esteem across our organization. They are proud to include the APS designation in their email signature. The certification program has helped the team develop skills that are needed in a dynamically changing purchase to pay environment. They understand why we need to change current business processes to keep up with technology and incorporate best practices. Buzzwords like AI and RPA are no longer foreign to them as they now understand how this disruption in the business world also affects their personal life. They recognize keeping their knowledge and skills current helps with their career and overall contribution to the organization."

— Bill Plough, APM, APPM, CPRS, CAPP, The University of Vermont Medical Center

Getting certified with IOFM is as easy as...


Entirely online and on-demand, the program includes a comprehensive study guide.

Suggested time: 4-6 weeks


Watch the 6-hour training video. One of IOFM’s instructors will walk you through the training material.

Suggested time: 4 weeks


10-14 weeks after beginning the program, you’ll take the pass/fail 100 multiple choice question exam in 90 minutes.

Join the Ranks of over 25,000 Certified Financial Operations Professionals

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