Fundamentals of Credit Course Overview

Interested in a career as a credit analyst? This Fundamentals of Credit course will give an overview of the key concepts you need for a high powered career in commercial banking, credit rating, private lending, insurance, corporate credit, and much more.

In this course, we will discuss the definition of credit and the benefit of using credit as a source of funding for the company. We will look at different types of credit, interest and loans. We will compare the pros and cons associated with different loans.

From there, we will explore the possible career paths of a credit analyst. We will look at the roles and responsibilities of credit analysts for different employers. Then, we will go through the general lending process and explain how a credit analyst evaluates risk. We will provide an overview of industry analysis, business analysis, management analysis, and financial analysis.

This course can be used as a refresher on the topic of credit or for someone that has no prior knowledge about credit analysis.

Fundamentals of Credit Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Compare three different sources of funding for a company
  • Explain the benefits and drawbacks for different types of loans
  • Discuss the general lending process and types of credit analysis
  • Explore various credit analyst career paths

Fundamentals of Credit Is a Prerequisite Course of CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program

We are excited to launch our first course for the Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification program. For beginners to advanced users, this certification program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

Who Should Take This CBCA™ Course?

This Fundamentals of Credit course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.

Fundamentals of Credit

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Approx 2.0 hrs to complete


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Path to Certification

Prerequisite Courses

4 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Core Courses

14 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


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Submit your CBCA™ checklist and order your certificate.

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How the Certification Works

Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.
Students must complete all core and elective courses (17 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

Md Moinul Alam ( Ovi)
Share my real exposure
Now, I know many things regarding Credit analysis and how he or She works to find out loan of a company
Hesham Nosseir
Great experience
For an introduction to credit this is course did remarkably well
Jay Dhamsania
Good for credit analyst
All the required details are covered for credit analyst
Shailesh Shinde
good learning course
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Manish Kumar Sharma
This application is very helpful to clear the credit doudts for understanding basic credit
Govinda Nanwani
An amazing course, which enables you good insights and key factors to look at as Credit analyst, Learning new through such platforms is very encouraging . Thank you CFI
Zishan khan
The course is Amazing for learning of credit. & Also support for job.
Vickhram Jadhav
This is really helpful to beginners or who is.started career in Credit and Risk
Ikhtiar Ahmed Khoso
Excellent course, beneficial for new employment in the banking sector of Pakistan. Specifically employed in the credit section.
Georgios Chalkiadis
It was an excellent introductory course regarding Credit and the process that banks follow. However, I would have liked the course to provide more examples or additional practise questions.
Allen Avadetsi
Immanuel Reginald
I enjoyed learning this course and appreciate the structured contents of this course. It is an excellent course to refresh the fundamentals of credit. Thank you, team CFI for providing this course for free.
Amr Mohamed Ismail Ahmed Badawy
Excellent Course & Very Helpful.

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