Ways to Learn
Data Science for Investment Professionals Certificate
Learn how to confidently act as the “translator” between your investment management team and data scientists.
Investment Foundations® Certificate
Learn the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles in the global investment industry.
Gain practical guidance around climate change and climate-related finance matters.
Private Markets and Alternative Investments Certificate
Gain foundational knowledge of investing in private markets, such as private equity, private credit, and real estate.
Why CFA Institute?
World-class content created by CFA Institute experts
Interactive and engaging online learning
Flexible, on-demand courses accessible from any device
Real-world scenarios and case studies included
Application-oriented with a practitioner perspective
Emphasis on career relevance
Frequently Asked Questions
CFA Institute offers certificates, which include several courses, and standalone courses designed to cover relevant topics specifically for the investment industry, ranging from emerging concepts — such as ESG Investing, data science, Fintech, and decentralized finance — to more traditional topics — such as investment industry fundamentals, performance measurement, risk attribution, and soft skills. We will determine what topics to cover by identifying industry needs through listening to our members, engaging with our societies, consulting with institutional partners, and leveraging our areas of unique expertise.
Learners must complete all required courses and pass a summative end of certificate assessment to earn a certificate. Each course will have their own requirements for completion, including participating in discussions and passing module and course assessments.
When learners complete a course or meet the requirements to earn a certificate, they will be provided a digital badge to showcase their accomplishment and engagement with learning from CFA Institute. If you are a member, you will also earn PL Credits, which are indicated on each of our products.
Certificates and courses offered by CFA Institute are open to all individuals interested in developing skills for or expanding their knowledge of the investment industry.
Membership options with CFA Institute are based on several factors, including industry role, and are 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 certificates and courses for launch regularly.