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Learn about what changed across all three levels of the CFA® Program curriculum for all candidates sitting for 2022 exams and explore these newly developed resources designed to help candidates transition into the next exam year. 

 About the Curriculum

CFA Curriculum Overview:

  • 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.


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

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

View the latest Information Session webinar hosted by JD van Wyk, CFA, CIPM on the 14 August 2020 click here