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​CFA Program Fact sheet

Download the factsheet for a summarised version of information on the CFA Program

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​​​​Information Sessions:

Will be held on the 30th of September 2019​​ - if you are interested - please send an email to:

 About the Curriculum

CFA Society South Africa is an affiliate of CFA Institute (USA). In our mission to promote global-best-practice, CFA Society South Africa supports the CFA Code of Conduct & Standards of Practice and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

CFA Curriculum:

    • Self-study, distance learning
    • Rigorous curriculum
    • Broad range of topics
    • Highest ethical standards
    • 18 study sessions delivered in CFA Institute produced custom curriculum.
    • Learning outcome statements (LOS): "The candidate should be able to…"
    • Each LOS indicate type of learning expected: "discuss, calculate, contrast"
    • CFA Institute updates the curriculum each year
    • mastering LOS is a proven study approach.


Exams Offered:

  • Level I Exam (June or December)
  • Level II Exam (June)
  • Level III Exam (June)

Exam Registration Fees and Deadlines​

Program enrollment fee: USD 450

December 2019 Exam (Level I)

Early registration fee

USD 650

(ends 27 March 2019)

Standard registration fee

USD 950

(ends 14 August 2019)

Late registration fee

USD 1,380

(ends 11 September 2019)​

June 2020 Exam (Levels I, II, III)

Early registration feeUSD 700(ends 2 October 2019)
Standard registration feeUSD 1,000(ends 12 February 2020)

Late registration fee

USD 1,450

(ends 11 March 2020)​

What will you learn?
The curriculum is organized into 10 general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions

    • Ethical and Professional Standards
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Economics
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Corporate Finance
    • Equity Investments
    • Fixed-Income Investments
    • Derivatives
    • Alternative Investments
    • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning