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CFA Institute is currently home to more than 150,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 165+ countries and regions.

As a member of CFA Institute, you embody the highest standards of practice and competence, advance the profile of your firm and professional networks, and demonstrate your commitment to champion professionalism on behalf of investors globally.

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Renew Your Membership

CFA charterholders, you must renew your membership to maintain your CFA designation. Each year, you will need to complete the following steps.

  1. Pay your dues* Each year, you must pay your annual dues to renew your membership.
  2. Read and file a Professional Conduct Statement and Membership Agreement  Annually, you must complete a Professional Conduct Statement to disclose any potential violations of the Code and Standards. You must also file your Membership Agreement. 
  3. * The membership period runs from 1 July to 30 June. CFA Institute and Society dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. CFA Institute accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and Discover.

    ** Failure to comply with CFA Institute conditions, requirements, policies, and procedures can result in disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or revocation of the right to use the CFA designation.

Not Currently Employed in the Financial Profession?

Professional Leave is available to any member not working in a job qualifying for regular membership who has been an active member for at least 5 years (years do not need to be consecutive).

Professional Leave can be granted for the following reasons:

  • Change of Profession
  • Family, Health, Personal
  • Currently Unemployed
  • Full-Time Student
  • Retired

Those who meet the requirements for Professional Leave status may qualify for the reduced CFA Institute membership rate of USD $100 upon request. Society rates will vary by society. 

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Consider joining your CFA Societythe organization that works to represent you while also providing excellent networking and professional development opportunities.

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