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How it Works

The Certified Private Equity Professional (CPEP) designation program is a self-paced training and certification program on private equity fundamentals, industry terms, career tools, and best practices. The CPEP program is self-study and 100% online. That means you get to set your own pace and take as long as you need.

This professional certification program was developed by the Private Equity Investment Group.  This course will teach you the structures of private equity, the intricacies of leverage buyouts, how to measure returns, and the relationship between general partners.

CPEP Syllabus & Study Guide Links:

 .   – Syllabus: CPEP Syllabus(PDF)
 .   – Study Guide: CPEP Study Guide (PDF)

The Step-by-Step Process to Earning the CPEP:

      1. Register for the CPEP program.
      2. Purchase the required text book shared in the study guide, syllabus.
      3. Go through the materials in the books, videos, and audio resources. With the study and mock exam, study for the examination.
      4. Strategic project can be found within study guide.
      5. Schedule an examination by sending in your completed project.
      6. Score an 80% or higher grade on the examination and project, and earn CPEP designation and certification.

Most people can complete the program in 3-6 months, but there is no deadline or expiration to your registration. Once you register, you have lifetime access to the online materials and can complete the course at your own speed. With an exam held every month, the CPEP can be completed as quickly as you’d like.

Once you enroll in the program, use our audio and video study materials, complete the project laid out in the study guide, and pass our timed online examination, you will earn the CPEP certificate. To the left is an example of your certificate after completion of the CPEP program.

Sample Expert Audio Interview:  Bradley Fisher is the head of Featherstone Holdings, a institutional investment consulting firm. Bradley is a leading expert on private equity investing and he advises family offices and institutional investors on how they complete research on, structure, and invest in private equity opportunities. Within this audio expert interview he shares what he has learned about how institutional investors and ultra high net worth family office wealth management firms invest in private equity. Make sure and listen to this complete audio interview to get a good grasp on what the “J Curve” is and why it is important to understand. (Download this Expert Audio Interview in MP3 Format)


Sample Video Module: When you join the CPEP program, you gain access to over 35 instructional videos on private equity. Here is an example video below:

Introduction to Private Equity (Download this Video in MP4 Format)

If you have questions about the program please call our team at (305)503-9050 or see our list of common questions.  If you are ready to get started please complete the registration form.