IIF Certificate of Forecasting

The Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting offers the IIF Certificate of Forecasting

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) is the pre-eminent organisation dedicated to developing and furthering forecasting knowledge and application. The Institute’s aim is to bring together forecasting practice and state-of-the-art academic research and theory. IIF counts as its members leading researchers and influential professional forecasters worldwide. IIF has been instrumental in the development of modern business forecasting, and its academic and professional members have led the major developments in the field for over three decades, since the Institute’s founding.

Recognising the challenges of organisational forecasting, the IIF offers the Certificate of Forecasting to accredit practitioners with excellence in forecasting knowledge. Being the international leader in forecasting expertise, the IIF certification has been designed to ensure outstanding knowledge of forecasting theory and application in practice.

The certification programme brings benefits for both the individual forecaster and the company that employs certified experts.

  • Ensures that your business forecasting is state-of-the-art. The certification is awarded to experts who demonstrate a good understanding and use of the forecasting process, methods and best practices.
  • By employing IIF certified forecasters this guarantees their level of knowledge and skills, simplifying the creation of a team of forecasting experts that can offer to your organisation a unique competitive advantage. 
  • The result is superior, transparent and credible forecasts that can improve decision-making and operations company-wide.

The Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting (CMAF) at Lancaster University Management School in collaboration with IIF offers to participants of its training courses the option to attain the Certificate of Forecasting. These forecasting courses ensure command of the necessary forecasting skills and knowledge required by the IIF certification. They are based on the latest practical ideas for improving forecasting. On successful completion of our forecasting fundamentals courses, CMAF offers an evaluation and certification process. Experts who successfully complete it are awarded the Certificate of Forecasting.