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Find below all the necessary information concerning our exams (regulations, general conditions, dates of the sessions) but also the financing possibilities available to you to follow our training courses.



At ISFB, all our courses are crowned by a certification or a diploma recognized by the competent authorities that you can obtain by taking exams. Your registration to the latter implies the acceptance of our regulations.

  • Admission requirements :
    To sit for an examination for the cantonal certificates CPB, CCF and CFNI, the candidate must show an attendance rate of at least 75%; this requirement does not exist for the other certificates.

  • Thesequence of events:
    The candidate's knowledge is tested by means of written examinations and/or marked exercises. In principle, the examination is written in French, exceptionally in English. The examination takes place during the first session following the end of the training course.

  • Catching up:
    In the event of failure, the candidate may retake a new examination session, but no more than twice within two years of the first examination passed.

  • Obtaining the certificate :
    the candidate must pass all the modules within 2 years from the1st module exam taken.

  • Preservation of the original document :
    in the event of loss, theft or destruction, no new certificate/diploma or duplicate will be issued.


General terms and conditions

All registrations for training courses leading to a certificate or diploma are made on our website. It has the value of a contract and implies the acceptance of the examination regulations. For any cancellation made in writing and dated, within more than 30 days before the training, the ISFB will refund 80% of the amounts paid. After this period, the full amount is due.

A certificate of course attendance will be given to each participant if the attendance rate reaches 75%. In the case of successful completion of a certificate or diploma, this certificate is not issued.

General terms and conditions
Registration form: DSS / DAS / CAS
Application for certification

Choose your session

Exam sessions are held once or twice a month (except in August). They take place in the ISFB premises on Thursdays from 18:00 to 20:00.

Exam schedule

Easy access to training courses

In order to simplify your access to ISFB training and certifications, you can use, in addition to the facilities offered by your employer, financing or co-financing solutions as well as financial benefits and accommodations. These solutions are subject to certain conditions.

  • Annual training cheque :
    certain diplomas and certificates issued by the ISFB are eligible for an annual training cheque of CHF 750 granted by the State of Geneva.

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  • Coveredby the CSPS :
    under certain conditions, full coverage of your training costs can be provided by the Fondation pour la Formation Professionnelle et Continue.

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  • Tax exemption on the amount of the training :
    training and further training costs are deductible from income up to a maximum of CHF 12,000.

  • Payment Arrangement :
    a payment arrangement can be granted to you as long as you finance your training yourself.