The CFA Program
First introduced in 1963, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, or CFA charter, has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
To earn a CFA charter, you must have four years of qualified investment work experience,
become a member of CFA Institute, pledge to adhere to the CFA Institute
Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct on an annual basis, apply for membership to a
local CFA member society, and complete the CFA Program.
The CFA Program is organized into three levels, each culminating in a six-hour exam.
Completing the Program takes most candidates between two and five years (there is no limit to the number of times you can take each exam), but you can take as long as you need to complete the program.
CFA Program enrollment and exam registration deadlines, view the
CFA exam fee schedule, and