Programs Designed to Unlock Your Potential
From foundational knowledge to investment mastery, our industry acclaimed programs are developed to help professionals excel at all stages of their career. Explore three distinct educational programs to discover which one best aligns to your goals.
|CFA Program||CIPM Program||Investment Foundations Program|
|What is it for?||The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) credential sets the standard as the most highly respected designation in the investment management profession.||The Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM®) designation offers career distinction for all investment professionals charged with appraising and selecting portfolio managers, evaluating portfolio performance, and communicating with clients.||The CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Program gives those working with investment decision makers a clear understanding of the investment industry, roles and responsibilities, and the vital importance of ethical conduct.|
|Who is it for?||Portfolio and wealth managers, investment and research analysts, professionals involved in the investment decision-making process, and finance students who want to work in the investment management profession||Portfolio managers, investment consultants, financial advisers, sales and client service professionals, and other investment professionals involved in selecting portfolio managers, evaluating portfolio performance, or communicating with clients||Anyone who works with or supports investment decision makers in the investment management profession|
|How long does it take?||A minimum of three years to complete three exams (Level I, II, and III), assuming four-year work experience requirement is already met||A minimum of one year to complete two exams (Level l and ll), assuming four-year work experience requirement is already met||Minimum of 30 days|
|Are there prerequisites?||Yes. You must have one of the following:
|How do I complete the program?||
|What will I earn upon completing the program?||
CFA Institute Investment Foundations certificate
|Where can I learn more?||View more details about CFA Program||View more details about CIPM Program||View more details about Investment Foundations Program|
Shaping the Future of Finance
CFA charterholders and society members are not only highly skilled financial professionals, they are involved thought leaders that uphold modern ethical investment management practices.
What I like most about my current role is that although it is a technical job, it also requires fostering trusting relationships and practicing good communication skills when interacting with clients and colleagues.
Advance Your Abilities, Explore New Opportunities
CFA Institute prepares professionals for the industry's top financial positions because our designations signify the highest commitment to trust and ethical investment practices. Strive for excellence and start your journey to become an elite investment professional.
Accelerate Your CareerEarn recognition for mastery of industry leading investment management practices. Gain access to a hub of career resources.
Expand Your KnowledgeLearn from programs that equip you for complex investment decisions and real-world scenarios. Access proprietary, high-quality learning materials and study tools.
Grow Your NetworkConnect and discover new opportunities by becoming part of our active global community and professional societies. Attend special events and conferences.
Charterholders Drive the Investment Industry
In today's modern changing markets, credible and reliable investment professionals play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the industry. CFA charterholders are chosen for their ability to drive key investment decisions with more confidence and accuracy.