Construction Finance Fundamentals


Level 5

Approx 2.50h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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From $497/year

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Construction Finance Fundamentals Overview

This Construction Finance Fundamentals course is the first course of a three-course series. It provides a preliminary understanding of the real estate development process and delves deeper into the construction phase. It provides knowledge on various phases in real estate construction, key market players, construction due diligence checklists, types of construction contracts, different types of construction forms, and how each form is aligned with particular asset types.  

By the end of this course, you will have a strong fundamental knowledge of real estate construction finance which will prepare you for learning intermediate and advanced construction finance courses. 

Construction Finance Fundamentals Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the different phases of the real estate development process and identify key players
  • Understand how due diligence reports are used and recognize different forms of construction contracts
  • Understand the different types of building construction forms

Construction Finance Fundamentals Is an Elective Course of CFI's CBCA® Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst. 

Who Should Take This CBCA® Course?

This Construction Finance Fundamentals course is perfect for any aspiring credit analyst that would like to make a career for themselves in the real estate construction sector. This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner level banking and real estate professionals, or business and finance students seeking to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the real estate construction development process.

Become a certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™

Construction Finance Fundamentals is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification, which includes 36 courses.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending

Path To Certification

Prep Courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Core Courses

16 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Elective Courses

11 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.


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How the Certification Works

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

Construction Finance Fundamentals
This was a good course and I would recommend it to others.

Paula Forrest

The course material and areas covered are very important to my job. I would recommend to anyone in Credit Risk to take this course. Credit Risk to this course.
Construction Financing is very risky especially if the required fundamentals are not aligned, and the proper procedures followed. This course was able to bring across all the fundamentals required for construction financing in a simply and understanding way.

Vincent Auld

Thus an eye opener to understand the in depth about commercial banking
If you put zero on number 8 it won't give you a mark but thus the answer and it needs to be check on error

Phillip Tarunga

Highly recommend.
very informative course.

Francine Fabiola PETATO TEWO

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