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Membership Renewal

Stay current, connected, and effective in your financial profession. Renew your membership each year to take advantage of member benefits, demonstrate your commitment to ethical investment management, and continue to strengthen the industry.

Renew Your Membership

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Reasons to Renew Your Membership

  • open book icon 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 Relationships Icon Build Your Network

    Access other professionals through conferences, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.

  • certificate icon 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.

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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 full time in a job that qualifies for regular membership.

In response to COVID-19, we are relaxing the five-year active membership requirement for Professional Leave for the 2020–2021 membership year. If you have been a member for fewer than five years and are not working full time in the industry, you are also eligible for Professional Leave status and a reduced membership fee, from USD275 to USD100. Professional leave is available to existing members only.

Professional Leave is available for the following circumstances:

  • Change of profession (outside of the investment industry)
  • Family, health, personal matters
  • Unemployment
  • Full-time student
  • Retired

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.

Request Professional Leave