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From Brazil to South Africa and Vietnam to the United Kingdom, our credentialing programs are formally recognized by regulators and certification programs in 40 countries and territories. This global recognition reflects the breadth and depth of our program curricula, as well as our leadership in ethics education.

  • checkmark icon Recognition from Regulators

    CFA Institute clears regulatory hurdles for our members around the world. Find out which requirements to practice in your country or region may be waived if you have enrolled in or completed the CFA Program, CIPM Program, or Investment Foundations Program.

  • checkmark icon Waivers and Exemptions from Universities

    If you’re considering a graduate degree in banking, investment, or financial services, and you are enrolled in or have completed the CFA Program, you may be eligible for a waiver of the GMAT entrance exam or some university courses.

  • checkmark icon Recognition from Other Certification Programs

    Many certification associations around the world recognize our educational programs and grant waivers from some of their continuing education (CE) courses, exams, or work experience requirements.*

* CFA Institute compiles and maintains this list of waiver opportunities with respect to other certification programs as a service to its members. CFA Institute has no responsibility for the quality of the programs listed, the curriculum, or the fairness of their examination process. Appearance on this list should not be construed as an endorsement of any product, service or organization by CFA Institute.


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