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 CFA Program - Overview

Learn how you can achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the globally recognized CFA Charter.  Learn More

Administered by CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program is divided into three levels of curriculum and exams designed specifically for the Investment Management Industry.

The CFA Program provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills. Charterholders enjoy a mark of distinction and career advantages throughout the world.

Charterholders represent a powerful global network of top industry professionals recognized for their commitment to ethics and professionalism.

Our society supports local CFA Program candidates through various events and activities and presents a valuable opportunity to connect to existing Charterholders and members.

To enroll in CFA Program and register for the Level I exam, you must have an international travel passport and one of the following:

  • Undergraduate education: Complete a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent program, or be a final-year student of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent program.
  • Professional experience: Have a combination of four years of full-time work experience and/or higher education. Understand that part-time work does not qualify you for this track, but your full-time work does not need to be investment-related.
CFA exam registration

You need to create an account at the CFA Institute website. 

Once your account is created, go to My Account and select CFA Program. You will be taken to My Enrollment, click on Register Now link to complete the registration of your exam.

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Our society supports the efforts of local CFA candidates by sponsoring a variety of CFA Exam preparation and review opportunities. Experienced and respected academicians and investment practitioners coach candidates on CFA curriculum topics such as securities analysis and investment valuation, financial accounting, quantitative analysis, economics, asset allocation and portfolio management. Participation in an organized program can complement the self-study design of the CFA program.

CFA Sri Lanka has designed a scholarship program for deserving candidates. Use the link below for more information

  • Scholarship information