EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) certification

Register for the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) Certification

EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) Online course & Certification

How to become a EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) Holder:

1- Enroll in the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) Programme.

2- Select an exam date and venue.

3- Pass the Exam and become a CESGA® holder.

Note to Hong Kong citizens: Hong Kong SAR Government Funding Scheme: The EFFAS CESGA programme is one of the Eligible Programmes under the Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme (Program Identification Code: GTP-260223).

Upon successful completion of the certificate, eligible applicants can apply for a subsidy of up to 80% of the exam registration fees, where full-time students can claim up to 100% reimbursement. For more information click HERE .


Download EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) brochure 4.0 programme.



What makes the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) distinctive?

The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) programme is a comprehensive tool made by practitioners for practitioners and covers all relevant topics that an ESG expert needs, giving special emphasis to areas that other programmes in the market tackle superficially or completely overlook, such as:

  • Asset Classes: unlike other programmes, the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) accentuates the importance of different asset classes dedicating this area one complete module which looks at sovereign and green bonds as well as private equity and commodities.
  • Due Diligence: the CESGA provides a pattern to approach systematically the ESG valuation that professionals can apply to their daily work.

The programme also provides you with an in-depth background to:

  • ESG Data: The most important input for ESG valuation, receives special attention in the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA)  programme. The current lack of quality data is still a challenge confronting ESG investors.
  • ESG Reporting and Regulation: The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) analyses recent developments and lays emphasis on the regulatory environment at the European level. These regulations are especially important as they are highly relevant to all companies and investment professionals. Since the regulations in these fields change so quickly, we update the Programme yearly in this area.

Global social and environmental challenges, regulatory and reputational risks, market scandals and new market opportunities make environmental, social and governance information (ESG) a data source of growing importance.

In this context, the integration of ESG information in the investment process chain and in valuation is essential. So far, only a few approaches and even fewer solutions exist that support investment professionals in the integration of ESG. Although considered increasingly relevant for investment decisions, it is estimated that still less than 15% of investment professionals receive some kind of structured ESG training.

This is confirmed by the World Economic Forum, which considers that inadequate education and valuation models of ESG are one of the most important barriers for integrating ESG variables into the mainstream of investment decisions.

The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) programme aims to overcome this challenge by providing the necessary training for the efficient valuation, measurement and integration of ESG issues into investment analysis.

Who is the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) programme for? (Potential candidates)

The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) programme is particularly aimed at financial analysts and portfolio managers who want to integrate ESG data into their capital allocation processes, but also, in general, it is for all investment professionals increasingly committed to ESG issues. Other specialists such as corporate sustainability officers, people in investor relations, auditors and consultants will find the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) interesting to help develop a better understanding of the needs of capital markets in terms of ESG information.

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The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) Common Exam is hosted by EFFAS and its National Member Societies in English.
The exam right you purchase to sit the CESGA® Common Exam is ONLY valid for the exam date, exam venue or online format selected at purchase. NB: Any changes requested by a candidate to their chosen exam date will have an equivalent cost to the purchase of a new exam right  if the request is received after the relevant exam registration deadline.
The exam venues* will be hosted upon availability by EFFAS National Members Societies (NMS) and Training Partners in local venues that may vary from session to session.
The exact time of day of the exam will be communicated three weeks before the exam date.
* Note that some venues might have an additional charge of €100 (invigilation fee).


Online training course (6 months’ access to the online learning platform):

€ 1,250 (excl. VAT)


Certification exam:

€ 250* (excl. VAT)


The student has to purchase the training + certification together and select one exam venue.




The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® programme is a fully online training course hosted by EFFAS and its accredited National Member Societies.
All training materials are in English and designed for candidates with a minimum English level of B2. Candidates without this level of English enrolling to the programme do so at their own risk.


Registration & Exams calendar


Registration: 28th December 2023

Reg. deadline: 17th May 2024

Exam: 28th June 2024


Registration: 27th March 2024

Reg. deadline: 18th August 2024

Exam: 27th September 2024


Registration: 12th June 2024

Reg. deadline: 3rd November 2024

Exam: 13th December 2024

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EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) 4.0 programme Download Brochure

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