European Investment Practitioner®

& International Investment Practitioner®

Certification's goal

The European Investment Practitioner® (EIP) certification has been designed to meet the requirements set by art. 18 of the Esma Guidelines on knowledge and competences for staff giving investment advice.

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

Target audience

That certification is developed for those who offer a basic advisory service.


The training program should be covered in a minimum of 11.5 classroom days or 92 tuition hours (or equivalent).

Présentation occupé

Training programme


Usual schedule


EFPA organizes 2 sessions of European Investment Practitioner® (EIP) final exam and 2 sessions of International Investment Practitioner® (IIP) final exam every year. One in February and one in 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.

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EIP & IIP 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 a final exam.

The European Investment Practitioner® (EIP) and International Investment Practitioner® (IIP) 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.