FICA's Basic Financial Intelligence Training (BFIT) system is designed to be an introductory training curriculum. The Basic Financial Intelligence Training system incorporates the three main educational components of Reading, Writing and Mathematics in each of its curriculum components. In addition, students learn the importance of Finance, Business, Economics, Charts, Graphs, Teamwork and Leadership Skills. Participants attending FICA Financial and Business Intelligence Training programs leave with an understanding of real life skills and just how the world of finance/ business works. In addition, the Basic Financial Intelligence Training System is presented in an energetic and fun environment designed to enhance the learning experience and keep students wanting to learn more. Basic Financial Intelligence Training is the primary training system used for the FICA Financial Whiz Kids Challenge & Competition and the FICA Young Investors Club special training programs.
The FICA Young Investors Training Kit is the actual BFIT curriculum. The FICA Young Investors Training Kit consist of nine basic financial intelligence training booklets, they are: Financial Terminology, Insurance and Banking, Financial Planning, Investment Terminology, Investing In Stocks, Annuities, Bonds, and Mutual Funds, Online Trading and Financial Web-Sites, Career and Credit Management, and Starting An Investment Club. Each booklet will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete depending on the level of student participation. The BFIT training system and financial field trips is designed to be completed in 40-80 hours depending on the level of students. Each student is required to take and pass the BFIT competency examination in order to receive a FICA Certificate of Completion.