Reasons to Renew Your Membership
Expand Your Knowledge
Equip yourself with resources that help you face complex investment challenges and track your progress against your goals with our Professional Learning.
Build Your Network
Access other professionals through conferences, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.
Maintain Your Designations
Regular membership is a requirement for using the CFA® and CIPM® designations.
Let's Strengthen Our Markets
Get involved with a member society and connect with other financial professionals who are driving change in their local markets.
Do You Qualify for Professional Leave?
Changes in your career path or personal circumstances shouldn't prevent you from maintaining your membership. We offer Professional Leave to members who have been active for at least five years (years do not need to be consecutive) and are not currently working in a full-time position where they are engaged in professional activities that qualify as acceptable work experience.
In response to COVID-19, we are relaxing the five-year active membership requirement for Professional Leave for the 2021–2022 membership year. If you have been a member for fewer than five years, are currently unemployed, and/or are not working in a full-time position where you are engaged in professional activities that qualify as acceptable work experience, you may be eligible for Professional Leave status and a reduced membership fee, from USD275 to USD100. The Professional Leave option is available only to current members or those who have been members in the past. New members are not eligible for Professional Leave status.
Professional Leave is available for the following circumstances:
- Change of profession (outside of the investment industry)
- Family, health, personal matters
- Full-time student
If you meet the requirements for Professional Leave status, update your membership status with us, and the reduced rate will be reflected in your transaction the next time you renew your membership. Society rates vary by society.