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Regular Membership:
​​We recommend regular membership for candidates in the CFA program. The application process has three phases and typical takes several weeks to be approved. Regular membership requires:
  • ​A bachelor's degree or equivalent education/work experience​.
  • A passing score for the CFA Level I Exam or the self-administered Standards of Practice Examination
  • 4000 hours of professional work experience in investment decision making
  • 3 professional references
  • Local CFA Society membership (optional but strongly encouraged)
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Affiliate Membership:
We recommend affiliate membership for investment professionals who do not intend to participate in the CFA Program or have not yet met the requirements for regular membership. Affiliate membership requires:
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 Benefits of Society Membership

  • Network with peers in the industry​
  • Be part of an effectual and common voice to develop and protect the interests of the profession
  • Stay abreast of trends that affect the industry in your market
  • Take advantage of local professional development opportunities
  • Socialize with industry insiders
  • Take advantage of discounts to dynamic and educational local programs
  • Access additional resources, such as job announcements and newsletters
  • Our events have a reduced price for our members, see a list​ of our past presenters.

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