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European Investment Assistant®

& International Investment Assistant®

Certification's goal

The European Investment Assistant® (EIA) certification is designed to meet the requirements set by art. 17 of the Esma Guidelines on knowledge and competences.

Outside Europe, this certification is providing under the label International Investment Assistant® (IIA) certification. The certificate is adapted to local constraints.

Target audience

That certification offers a training for all staff or individual giving information about investment products, investment services or ancillary services.


You are a Willems law certificate holders and you want to enlarge recognizion of your competences over Belgium, please see below to benefit our partnership with Febelfin Academy.


The training program should be covered in a minimum of 7.5 classroom days or 60 tuition hours (or equivalent).

CPD program

To maintain your certification, EFPA Luxembourg will ask you to follow a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program to update your knowledge. 6 sessions of EFPA CPD, or equivalent, will be required to maintain your certification. These will be offered by EFPA Luxembourg.

Training program

EIA program

Usual schedule


EFPA organizes 2 sessions of European Investment Assistant® (EIA) final exam and 2 sessions of International Investment Assistant® (IIA) final exam every year, in February and June.


Depending on the organization of the different training centers, different sessions of courses are available to prepare the final examination. The usual schedule is the following.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

EIA & IIA final examination

To allow each professional to validate the training followed and to demonstrate to the competent authorities that he/she has effectively acquired a level of knowledge and competence of excellence, EFPA organizes two session of final exam every year.

The European Investment Assistant® (EIA) and International Investment Assistant® (IIA) final examination consists of a multiple choice test with four possible answers by question and only one correct answer per question.


The rules of these final examination are presented below.

Willems law

You are a member of Febelfin Academy and you want to enlarge the recognition of your Willems law certification?

Thanks to the cooperation of Febelfin Academy and EFPA Luxembourg, you can now obtain an EFPA European Investment Assistant® certification from EFPA Luxembourg, against your registration form and the payment of an annual fee, without additional examination.

This certification allows you to join a community of 82'000 EFPA members throughout Europe and to have your skills recognized beyond Belgium.

To benefit your EFPA European Investment Assistant® certification, just send your registration form and a copy of your Willems Law certificate to It will open you the doors of the all the EFPA certifications.

EFPA Luxembourg and Febelfin Academy also cooperate in the field of continuing education. The refresher hours obtained to maintain a Willems law certification with Febelfin Academy will allow to maintain an EFPA certification.

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