Certified Digital Finance Practitioner



This 3-year programme, which consists of 22 courses, was built to provide those wishing to pursue a career as a digital finance professional with the high-level understanding of digital finance and the current leading markets, as well as an opportunity to focus their area of expertise with our specialisation courses, the outcome of which is a 360 degree understanding of digital finance.

*Available in French

Start Date:
Application Deadline
3 Years
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Is This Course for You?

This course has been developed for professionals who wish to advance their careers in digital financial services. The certification also supports organisational training and professional development goals, enabling individuals, teams and leaders to develop a stronger, more unified understanding of digital financial services. Organisations with key goals related to digital financial services and financial inclusion are strongly encouraged to enroll.

What Are the Intended Outcomes?

Professionals will have an integrated 360-degree view of digital financial services, an understanding of the different business models and use cases for digital financial services and global exposure to leading digital markets. Graduates will have specialized in one of three self-selected tracks linked to their individual career paths. Specialisations include the regulation of digital financial services; customers and uses of digital payments; and technology and operational enablers.

Programme Outline


  • Certificate in Digital Money
  • Leading Digital Money Markets


Customers and Uses of Digital Payments

  • Blind Spots: Gender in Digital Financial Services
  • Digital Finance for All
  • Digital MSME Finance
  • Digitising Agriculture
  • Digitising Humanitarian and Social Assistance
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Marketing In Emerging Markets
  • Money Transfers
  • Product Management for FinTech
  • Understanding and Managing Risk

Regulation in Digital Financial Services

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance
  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regulation in Digital Finance

Technology and Operational Enablers

  • AI in Finance
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Digital Identity
  • Mobile Money Operations
  • Understanding Tech in Business


Peer-to-peer learning through participation in or leading seminars/ webinars/ communities of practice OR completing a research assignment.