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Commit to Professional Learning

Succeed in highly competitive and ever-evolving markets by committing to advancing your knowledge, skills, and abilities in pursuit of your professional goals. Participate in Professional Learning (PL) to improve your technical expertise, build on your foundations, and stay current on industry changes.

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Drive Your Development

We support our members through successful careers in the industry by offering continuing professional development resources that help you pursue learning on your terms. Explore our tools that sharpen your skills and keep you competitive.

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Browse the Collection

Explore financial industry topics with our books, articles, multimedia, and reports, and claim PL credit for eligible activities.

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Opt in and select topics relevant to you to receive a personalized newsletter featuring the PL-eligible content you want.*

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Find Career Resources

Browse job listings, explore career-related content, and find other opportunities to network with fellow members and colleagues in pursuit of your next career move with our career resources.

*Selections newsletter is not available to charterholders in mainland China.

Use the Tracker

If you've recently attended a conference or listened to a podcast related to investment management, chances are you have earned PL credits. Claim qualifying activities in our tracker to actively manage your professional development.

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Select Your Professional Learning

Professional Learning is designed to give you broad latitude in selecting from a wide variety of opportunities and formats that are relevant to your role—and for the designation you have earned.

We encourage all members to participate in Professional Learning. CIPM designation holders are required to complete Professional Learning annually to maintain their designations and are encouraged to participate in the voluntary program for all members. 

Choose your status below to learn more about the program applicable to you.

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    PL for Members

    We encourage CFA charterholders and members to earn at least 20 PL credits (including 2 credits in the areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations) throughout the membership year, whether you are using CFA Institute materials or resources from elsewhere.

    Learn more about PL for members

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    CIPM MPL Program

    CIPM designation holders are required to earn 15 PL credits annually in order to maintain their designation. These credits can also apply to the voluntary program for all members.

    Learn more about the CIPM MPL program

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