Want to Learn Equipment Finance?

With the Equipment Finance program offered by the Commercial Finance Institute(CFI), you can learn the concepts behind non-real estate capital expenditures to grow fixed assets on the balance sheet. In the course they will identify the sources of equipment financing to understand the different types of lenders before moving onto the differences and similarities between term loans, capital leases, and operating leases.   

This course is for loan brokers, underwriters, relationship managers and many others within banking and finance that are seeking to grow their knowledge in equipment finance and expand their product offerings.


Since we have taken courses through the Commercial Finance Institute ourselves, we wanted to share the equipment finance course because of their high level content, professional presentation, user experience, and overall ROI with all things considered when seeking more education on this particular subject.

CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, by the CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the USA. Most of their courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders. 


What To Expect

  • Approximately 3.0 video hours to complete

  • 100% online and self-paced

  • Cost $147.00

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Equipment Finance Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify different financing options for non-real estate capital expenditures,

  • Explain how security filings and public registries work,

  • Define the differences and similarities between term loans, capital leases, and operating leases,

  • Adjust financial statements for an example client that has an operating lease,

  • Calculate adjusted lending ratios for borrowers that use operating leases, and,

  • Explain financing structures for new and used equipment.


Equipment Finance is an Elective Course of CFI's CBCA® Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills include 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 Course?

This Equipment Finance course is designed for beginner and intermediate-level lending professionals, including relationship managers, analysts, and credit adjudicators in commercial banking or equipment finance operations.

By covering the different elements of equipment finance in specific detail, you will be able to identify better solutions around lending structures for clients & prospects. The exercises and tools explored in this course will be useful for any financial analyst who wishes to work in credit analysis, commercial banking, and other areas of lending and credit evaluation.

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