Professional Conduct Program
To protect the integrity of CFA Institute membership, designations, and exam programs, CFA Institute upholds the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards), all exam rules and regulations, and the CFA Institute Bylaws.
The Professional Conduct Program administers the disciplinary process for CFA Institute, using the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure as guidance for conducting investigations into allegations, determining violations, imposing sanctions, conducting disciplinary proceedings, and disclosing violations.
Professional Conduct Statement
Annually, as part of renewing membership, every member must complete a Professional Conduct Statement to disclose any potential violations of the Code and Standards. Candidates make similar disclosures as part of the registration and enrollment process.
The Disciplinary Process
Our process includes monitoring compliance, investigating allegations, conducting disciplinary proceedings, and imposing sanctions, if necessary.
Industry-Related and Exam-Related Sanctions
We track and report disciplinary information as a service to our stakeholders.
You can help to protect the integrity of CFA Institute membership and designations by reporting conduct that does not meet our standards.