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Academy of Finance and Management

Welcome to the GAFM ® International Board of Standards Certifying Body - The World's First Accredited ISO 29990 Certified Graduate Certification Body

If you desire certification in management, finance, risk, project management, economics or human resources, you have come to the right place to maximize your business education and degree opportunities.

Certification Waivers  -  If you have a masters degree or licenses : MA MBA MS CPA JD, or PHD, please apply directly for certification with your resume or CV.  Please email with your CV and tell us which certifications you are qualified for.  We can review it within 72 hours and tell you if you are qualified for our TUV accredited program credentials.

Welcome to GAFM®/IBS  Global Academy of Finance and Management ® International Board of Standards.   Our International Board of Standards Accreditation council is located in the EU and USA.  Our  Certification Body regulates the  standards for certification and accredited educationAccredited Certification Finance Management Planning Project criteria for qualified training and degree programs which are a direct path to our certifications. The Board of Standards  awards designations and board certification in the finance, accounting, risk, economics, and management consulting areas.  The GAFM/IBS  is TUV Accredited and ISO Certified for Quality and Training.

Because our certifications and designation requirements are based on accredited-earned degrees and exams from the best global degree programs, our standards are unmatched. Thus we confer designations which are based on accredited degrees, training, education and qualified exams.

The GAFM® was established in 1996 by the original founders of the Chartered Graduate Leadership Society. Our Advisory Board is composed of members from over 50 nations including:  CEOs, Executives, Professors, Deans,  and industry experts from around the globe. We desire to raise education standards and ethics in the business and management industries.

Types of GAFM ® Certifications: Our Standards Policy Board awards specialized board certifications, designations, and charters in the fields of:   management, engineering, human resources, quality,  financial engineering, accounting, management consulting, risk management, communications, procurement, logistics, construction,  and consulting fields to qualified professionals who have completed internationally recognized or accredited training exams & education, government recognized degrees and documented management credentials and experience. See our list of Certifications

GAFM ® Standards: Since 1996, the Academy has been promoting accredited graduate standards for certification in business, management, law, and finance.   Since our inception, the Academy has been focused on quality assurance based on: accredited education, exams, assessment, ISO Standards,  education, ethics, and continuing education.  Experience: Further, applicants must also have the necessary experience in practice, research or publications in their respective areas of expertise.

GAFM ® International Governance: The GAFM IBS is a US & European based council for certification standards with governance and management offices located in the USA. Our standards council and international offshore certification body confers credentials from the GAFM IBS Board.

GAFM ® Accreditation and Quality Assurance: GAFM is accredited by the TUV Austria and certified with both ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 29990 recognition (Learning Services for Education and Training).  GAFM is the First US/EU based organization to achieve this global accreditation. Also, the GAFM was the first to effect a direct legal articulation with a government recognized national business accreditation agency for certification standards. Approved Sanctioned by the Arab League's  Academy for over 20 Arab Nations.

GAFM ® Quality: Also obtaining the ISO 9001: 2008, GAFM continues to forge ahead to ensure the quality of its programs. Therefore, GAFM is honored to be the first private certification body in EU and the USA to have obtained the ISO 29990: 2010 Learning Services for Certification Education, Professional Development, and Training.

GAFM® is ISO 29990 Certified - The objective of ISO 29990:2010 is to provide a model for quality professional practice and performance, and a common reference for learning service providers (LSPs) and their clients in the design, development and delivery of non-formal education, training and development. The standard encourages a focus on the learner and the results of the process, and emphasizes the full range of options available for delivering learning services.

GAFM ® Applications: Individuals who desire board certification, may apply to the Academy and petition for membership, certification and fellow status.   Apply Now

GAFM ® Top Certification Programs and Federally Protected Trademarks

• AMC Accredited Management Consultant ® is a registered Trademark of the IBS – Board of Standards Trademark. # 4337599
• CIPM Certified International Project Manager ® is a registered Trademark of the IBS – Board of Standards Hong Kong Trademark. # 302300336
• CPE Certified Planning Engineer is a Registered Trademark of the IBS GAFM. in the US United States Trademark Registration
• CHR Certified in Human Resources is a Registered Trademark of the IBS GAFM. in the US United States Trademark Registration
• CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a USA and International Trademark in the European Community Reg. # 010772176
• MFP ® Master Financial Planner ® Charter Designation and Board Certification ® is also a Registered Trademark. # 4009142
• AFA Accredited Financial Analyst ® is a registered Trademark of the IBS – Board of Standards Trademark. # 4025416
• AMA Accredited Management Accountant ® is a registered Trademark of the IBS – Board of Standards Trademark. # 4182137
• CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® is a Registered Trademark of the IBS GAFM. US United States Trademark Registration Number 4596129
• ChE Chartered Economist ® is a Registered Trademark of the IBS GAFM. in the US United States Trademark Registration
• MQM Master of Quality Management is a Registered Trademark of the IBS GAFM. in the US United States Trademark Registration
• CRA Certified Risk Analyst ® – Trademark PRC Asia/China/Provincial Trademarks

Training Alliances and Affiliates - Become one of our Approved Reseller Providers - Apply Now to be an accredited training partner and offer our Certifications along with your Existing Qualified Training.  Graduates of approved training providers are Automatically Qualified for Certification.  Application to Become a Provider

Certifications Designations Chartered Management Consultant Financial Analyst Institute of Certified Management Financial Consultants Analysts Accredited Management Accountant Consultant Certified 



* As seen in the guides for the: U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.  GAFM approved exams include ACBSP and AACSB accredited business school programs recognized by the Council of Higher Education.

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