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CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Program

  • Beginning early March, the exam will be fully integrated with the Learning Ecosystem. We will no longer offer testing at Pearson VUE test centers as of 10 February. Testing will not be available from 11 February to early March, but all other aspects of the program will remain available and accessible in the Learning Ecosystem.

The CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry.

This zero-cost, online learning experience is designed for anyone who wants to enter or advance within the investment management industry, including IT, operations, accounting, administration, and marketing. There is no education or experience requirement and the online exam is offered at test centers around the world.

Candidates who successfully pass the online exam earn the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate, demonstrating a mastery of core foundational principals of the investment profession.

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