Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Designation

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Looking to propel your career in investment management? The CFA charter is a powerful credential, respected around the world.

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Why Become A CFA Charterholder

The Chartered Financial Analyst "CFA" designation is a globally sought after graduate-level investment management credential granted by CFA Institute. Whether you are a practicing investment professional, switching careers, or looking to start your future in finance, the CFA charter can open doors for career growth, better job security and greater income which in turn can lead to an improved quality of life.

First awarded in 1963, today the CFA designation is held by more than 178,000 professionals globally, and is growing 7% annually with nearly 200,000 test takers per year. Successful candidates take on average between 4 to 5 years to earn the CFA charter. The minimum time to complete all three exams is 18 months.

How To Earn the CFA Charter

The path to becoming a CFA charterholder has 4 steps:
PASS CFA
PROGRAM
EXAMS
(3 LEVELS)

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ACHEIVE
QUALIFIED
WORK
EXPERIENCE

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SUBMIT
SUPPORTING
REFERENCE
LETTERS

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APPLY TO CFA
INSTITUTE
FOR THE
CFA CHARTER

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What is the CFA Program?

Passing the CFA exams puts you on the path to earn the charter.
LEVEL I CFA EXAM

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LEVEL II CFA EXAM

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LEVEL III CFA EXAM

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The CFA Program is divided into three levels of exams that must be taken in succession. While the curriculum is designed for self-study, many candidates elect to prepare with Exam Success to faciliate the process.

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