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The “Triple E European Foundation Certificate in Banking” (Triple E EFCB) gives you the fundamental knowledge, skills and competences that ensures you receive the best foundation for success in your career in banking & financial services.


Triple E EFCB is a professional qualification confirming fundamental knowledge and skills of bank employees with some banking experience but without any formal professional banking education and new employees who start their careers in a bank. This qualification

  • increases the mobility and comparability of qualifications of the financial services workforce in Europe
  • sets up requirements for a mutually recognised banking qualification in Europe
  • raises the standards of customer service by banks and financial institutions across Europe


Download the Triple E EFCB brochure by clicking here.

Triple E EFCB is issued by the Brussels-based European Banking & Financial Services Training Association, the united voice of vocational education and training providers in the European banking sector.

As a result of EBTN’s Triple E project, through collaboration with sectoral stakeholders from the national markets, from 2015 the certificate has been transformed into a new modernised European qualification compliant with the Triple E Standard. It is a professional qualification confirming fundamental knowledge and skills of those who work in a bank for a short period and those who start their careers in a bank and would like to progress at a good pace.


According to a publication on international qualifications issued by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), the certificate is ‘an early example of a unique certification leading to uniform qualifications in the broad financial services sector’.


For 2020-2022, the Triple E EFCB Committee is composed of the following persons:

Gabriela Hartescu (Romania) - Chairperson

Viljenka Markič Simoneti (Slovenia)
Sophia Ziakou (Greece)