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The Chartered Institute of Finance and Management (CIFMA)

The Chartered Institute of Finance and Management (CIFMA)  created by the school of Business and Finance as an institute of professional excellence under the Higher Institute For Professional Development And Training (HIPDET), is a modern and progressive Qualification Awarding & Professional Membership institute devoted to training a variety of specialists in Cameroon and beyond. Our Membership is comprised of professionals from a broad spectrum of industries, organizations, and academia. Although vastly diverse in our cultures we all share one thing in common: the desire to achieve the very best we can through knowledge and motivation.

HIPDET was established in 2013 and authorized to run vocational qualifications by the Ministry of employment and vocational training and later in 2015, HIPDET received an authorization from the Ministry of Higher Education thereby authorizing it to create and extend it services to higher education. HIPDET is privately owned and governed by a board of trustees, which is assisted by an academic board and other offices of the institution.

The functions of the Chartered Institute of Finance and Management (CIFMA), are prescribed in HIPDET's Vision And Mission and Values:

Vision: In the next decade, HIPDET will play a leading role in transforming lives and communities and the economic prosperity of Cameroon by responding to learner and community needs through the use of partnerships, outreach and technology


Mission: HIPDET will foster the success of students, individuals and communities through innovation, flexible learning opportunities for people of all aspirations resulting in self-fulfillment and competitiveness in an increasingly global society.


Our Professional certifications, trade certifications, or professional designations, are  designations earned by a person to assure qualification to perform a job or task.

Most successful people will agree that a continuous thirst for knowledge is a key element in building a growing, thriving business. And although continuing education and certification programs can be an investment of time and resources, they help provide recognition for your specialized knowledge or skill set, which can be a significant benefit when it comes to landing certain clients or projects. Here are the benefits to keep in mind when considering pursuining a professional certification.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Having training that your competitors don’t can set you apart when pursuing new business. Certifications can differentiate you from other professionals in your field, showing that you have a demonstrated commitment to understanding and excelling in your profession. This can give you an advantage, which is particularly important in today’s competitive market. Stay on top of trends and learn how to use that new software or social platform before it becomes a household name.

Execute Projects with Increased Efficiency

Professional certifications can also help to provide your consultancy with a solid foundation. The advanced training, information, and knowledge you gain from specialized coursework can provide you with up-to-date tools and technical strategies that will serve to guide and direct you in the execution of your projects, allowing you to manage all aspects of your work more effectively.

Increase Your Earning Potential

The time and effort invested in professional certifications often results in increased income. Most clients will understand the higher costs associated with specialized training and are willing to pay for consultants who have industry certifications. In fact, one study found that online certifications increased salaries by 20 to 40%.

Update Your Knowledge and Skills

By acquiring new and updated industry information or techniques, you can hone current work habits that may be causing inefficiencies or quality issues with your output while increasing your competencies. This can help give you the skills and confidence to try something new such as establishing the groundwork to implement a more sophisticated working environment for your consultancy.

Build Professional Credibility

There are an increasing number of companies, non-profits, and government organizations that, when working with independent consultants, want (or may even be required) to engage those who have certain certifications from recognized programs. Certification demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued learning. These merits can help boost your professional credibility and prestige within your own network, with your current clients, and when pursuing new business opportunities or bidding on projects.

Certifications are often a worthwhile investment because of the many advantages they can provide throughout your career. As you move forward and as your business evolves, be sure to keep your certifications up-to-date so you can continue to realize these benefits. 

Apart from our intenally designed professional qualifications, we have reached out to some international professional qualifications awarding bodies to try to bring professional qualifications to our communities. This outreach has materialized through partnerships and we are proud to announce that HIPDET is a tuition provider and to an extend an exam centre to many professional qualifications awarding bodies.

Eager to get professional certifications, visit our professional Programs page and you will never regret you did.











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