The Certified Private Equity Professional (CPEP) Designation
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What is the CPEP Designation?
The Certified Private Equity Professional program is designed for private
equity professionals, service providers of private equity firms, and investment
or finance professionals who would like to further their professional
knowledge within the private equity space.
The CPEP designation program is modeled after many online courses offered
at Ivy League institutions. It is a self-study program with an exam that is
administered 100% online. The exam must be completed in two hours, which
is more than sufficient for those who have read the materials and taken
advantage of our study guide and educational video resources. We offer a
challenging program and provide the necessary learning tools to help ensure
participants gain valuable niche private equity knowledge without having to
pay for additional external study aides or tools.
The CPEP Designation is sponsored by the Private Equity Investment Group
(PEIG), an industry networking association with global membership of over
38,000 individuals. This private equity certification program is designed for
and by private equity professionals.
CPEP Designation Benefits
1. Advance your business or career by raising your level of private equity
knowledge and increasing your ability to work quickly and effectively.
Specialized knowledge is valuable and mastering the basics allows you to
work more efficiently than your competitors.
2. A variety of multi-media resources and guides to help you through the
program including video-based lectures, workbooks, career tools, and
3. Add the CPEP Designation to your resume, assuring employers that you
are dedicated to working in private equity, passionate about learning more
about the industry and able to work more efficiently after being promoted or
4. Double Your Abilities: Knowing more means you are armed with
information to make better decisions on the job and more generally, while
navigating your career or the growth of your private equity business.
5. Speak the language. Earning the CPEP Designation assures that you can
attend conferences, interviews and other networking events and confidently
contribute to conversations and understand discussions about current
events or trends within the industry.
CPEP Goal: The Certified Private Equity Professional (CPEP) Program
provides participants with a broad foundation of knowledge that will allow
them to gain specialized training in the private equity industry.
While nothing can replace years of industry experience, the program aims
to increase the breadth of knowledge that current industry professionals
hold in addition to assisting those individuals transitioning into the private
equity industry. Towards this end we have constructed the CPEP Exam to
cover six modules that together, provide a strong base of industry
Our team provides video-based educational content and workbooks
to help with preparation for the exam.
Required readings for each level of the CPEP Program can be found
on our website.
In addition to these readings our firm provides a PDF-based study
guide through our website:
Our team is made up of private equity professionals. We are here
as a resource to you. We can help answer reading-related
questions, career related questions, resume related questions, or
private equity startup related challenges.
For additional readings and more than 100 free hedge fund videos
please see PrivateEquityBlogger.com
Tuition & Costs
Tuition for the CPEP Designation Program
CPEP Tuition: $675
We offer a six month payment plan which costs $197 upfront followed
by five monthly payments of $97.
Please note that we do provide group discounts for the registration of
groups of 3 or more professionals and we have handled team training
for groups of 15 and more.
Figures above do not include the cost of required readings which are
found on PrivateEquityCertification.com/training.html
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What makes the CPEP designation different from other professional designations?
Answer: There are three main differences: focus, application and price.
The CPEP program is focused exclusively on private equity firms and fund of private
equity funds. It is an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of this niche area.
The CPEP Program offers practical knowledge that can easily be applied to a variety of
private equity fund positions such as due diligence, compliance, analytics, consulting,
or marketing and sales.
The CPEP Level 1 Program costs just $700 which is significantly less than other
financial designations. We provide over fifty educational videos to participants at no
cost, we require no purchasing of expensive external study aides, and we complete all
of our required testing 100% online so you avoid the hassle and costs of dealing with
Question: I live outside of the United States, can I still earn the CPEP designation?
Answer: Yes, private equity firms operate all over the world so we have crafted the CPEP
designation program to allow participants to take the test online from anywhere in the world.
We have had participants from over 30 countries complete our program.
For the answers to more Frequently Asked Questions visit: http://privateequitycertification.com/faq.html
The Certified Private Equity Professional designation is sponsored by the Private
Equity Investment Group (PEIG), a global networking association with over 38,000
professional members. The CPEP Designation was created because every other
financial designation is focused primarily on risk management or analytics. These
are important functions within the industry but there are over 30 types of positions
within the private equity industry and only a few of these have the central function
of analytics or risk management.
What each private equity position does require however is a deep fundamental
understanding of how private equity firms operate and how they are evolving over
time. We train participants to be well-rounded, knowledgeable professionals ready
to advance their career or business. This is what the CPEP Designation delivers, a
practical training program for those who wish to gain specialized knowledge on
Private Equity Investment Group
3300 SW 185th Avenue Suite #108
Portland, Oregon 97229
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