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Professional Learning

An established provider of professional learning resources for more than 70 years, CFA Institute helps investment professionals excel in an increasingly dynamic and complex industry.
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Ways to Learn

Featured Courses


Climate Finance

Gain practical knowledge in the space of climate change and climate-related finance matters in the context of business, portfolio construction, and investment analysis.


Natural Language Processing for Investment Professionals

Learn to leverage NLP in sentiment analysis for use in investment valuation models and the decision-making process.

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DeFi: Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Essentials of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, hashing, mining, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and more.

Coming Soon!

Investment Foundations Certificate

Coming this February. Download the Glossary to start learning today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Professional Learning courses are designed to cover relevant topics specifically for the investment industry, ranging from emerging concepts such as Data Science and Decentralized Finance to more traditional topics such as Performance and Risk Attribution and Soft-Skills. We will determine courses to develop based on identified industry needs through listening to our members, engaging with our societies, consulting with institutional partners and based on our areas of unique expertise.

All courses will include certificates of completion, allowing learners to showcase their participation and engagement with learning from CFA Institute. Some courses will be designed to enable the learner to earn badges and/or certifications. These details will be included in the descriptions for each course. Additionally, each course will include defined PL Credits for members.

Professional Learning courses are open to all individuals interested in developing skills for the investment industry.

Membership options with CFA Institute is based on several factors including industry role and is subject to application review. For details on becoming a member, we invite you to visit our membership details page.

CFA Institute will be developing new courses for launch regularly, anticipated to be at the rate of one per month. Courses will include those offered on our own Learning Ecosystem in our traditional online, self-paced format as well as via live, instructor-led sessions in collaboration with leading providers around the globe.

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