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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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Featured Certificates and 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.


Investment Foundations® Certificate

Learn the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles in the global investment industry.

Coming Soon!

Certificate in Data Science

Gain practical knowledge of data visualization and machine learning fundamentals, and how they are used in the investment process.

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, 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.

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