ABOUT THE CFA® PROGRAM

The CFA® Program provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills for a career advantage you will use at all stages of your career. This globally recognised credential is held by over 150,000 professionals across 163 countries.

WHO TAKES THIS PROGRAM?

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

 Show future employers your commitment and discipline to a finance career

PEOPLE IN FINANCE

 

Validate your experience and enhance your knowledge and career prospects

MID-CAREER SWITCHES

 

The most recognised charter to attain finance and investment skills

WHY GET THIS CHARTER?

STRONG ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS

 

Demonstrate a recognized commitment to professionalism and gain confidence in navigating ethical issues 

PRESTIGIOUS NETWORK 

 

Gain access to a powerful global network of top industry professionals and connect with an exclusive group of outstanding investment professionals

​CAREER RESOURCES

 

Obtain real-world skills for making complex investment decisions recognized and welcomed by markets and employers globally

 

WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?

  • Ethical and Professional Standards

  • Quantitative Methods

  • Economics

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Corporate Finance

  • Equity Investments

  • Fixed Income

  • Derivatives

  • Alternative Investments

  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

 For detailed curriculum, visit CFA Institute website  > 

 

WHO CAN APPLY? 

 

You must have an international travel passport and one of the following:

  • Undergraduate education: A bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program; or

  • Work experience: Four years of professional work
    experience (does not have to be investment related); or

  • A combination of professional work experience and
    education that totals at least four years (part-time
    positions do not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued prior to enrollment). 

 

HOW TO APPLY? 

Follow these steps:

 Or visit CFA Institute website  > 

GOT QUESTIONS? 

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We will be happy to give you a free consultation and answer your questions.

EXAM FAQs

  • Do I need finance experience?

Not to take the exam. But to earn the charter, you will need 4 years of finance experience after finishing your Level lll exam.

  • Do I need to stop work or studies?

No, you can study for the exam in your own time. Extra help from a prep provider (like us!) can help you pass the paper.

  • What is the exam like?

There are 3 exams to pass: Level I, II and III. Each exam is 6 hours long and takes about 6 months to study for. You will need financial calculator skills.

  • Will you register me for the exam?

Create your CFA Institute account and apply through the portal. We can help you if you have any general questions.

  • How can I prepare for the exam?

Find out more about our study materials and prep courses here

Read our experts' exam and study tips here.

 

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