Why IBF?

Leaders relying on leaders.

It’s simple, really. We founded IBF because we wanted to create a better financial services industry. By developing more skillful and prepared financial services leaders. By delivering the very latest and most pertinent information in the most efficient and digestible formats. By making the extent and quality of your knowledge our highest priority. more

You put our knowledge to the test.

More than 16,000 members of the financial services industry have turned to us at key points in their careers to learn more, fill gaps, progress or reposition themselves in the industry. Every single day you can rely on what we have taught you. You have leveraged that knowledge to develop successful careers—and successful clients. more

We offer exactly what you need.

Our mission is to make financial training content more accessible, easier to grasp, and more intuitive. And we’ve made the process of earning financial designations faster and more efficient. Our programs fit your life comfortably while delivering the rigor and advanced content you need for your success in the industry.

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Membership Benefits

Maintain your competitive advantage with exclusive content and connections.
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Membership FAQs

See what prospective members want to know.
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Quarterly Updates

Leverage time-saving summaries with exclusive financial publications.
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Read first-hand accounts of alumni success.
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Student Services

Get one-on-one guidance from your personal IBF representative.
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Mission & Objectives

Assess our commitment to integrity and professionalism.
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