CFA®

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation is a must have for finance and investment professionals and any working professional looking for a real competitive edge. The CFA® program is one of the most widely recognized financial designations and was ranked by The Economist as the gold standard in financial designations. With pass rates that are among the lowest between all available certifications, the CFA® program is a sign of dedication, excellence in investement knowledge and adherence to a strict code of ethics and professional standards.

The CFA® Program is an internationally recognized certification that proves your knowledge of financial and accounting principles on a global level. It is a passport to international employment, and the perfect way to start or expand your career opportunities. The Program is composed of 3 levels. Each of the three levels covers a full range of topics with a different focus. The topic focus for Level I is on investment tools; Level II is on asset valuation; Level III is on portfolio management. The learning focus also changes with each exam, from knowledge and comprehension (Level I) to application and analysis (Level II) and to synthesis and evaluation (Level III). The curriculum is organized into 10 general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions.

To earn the CFA® designation, a candidate must pass all 3 levels and meet other criteria (refer to https://www.cfainstitute.org/).
 
Download our brochure on the CFA® program for more information


COURSE TOPICS
  Level I Level II Level III
Ethical and Professional Standards 15-20% 10-15% 10-15%
Quantitative Methods 8-12% 5-10% 0%
Economics 8-12% 5-10% 5 -10%
Financial Reporting and Analysis 13-17% 10-15% 0%
Corporate Finance 8-12% 5-10% 0%
Equity Investments 10-12% 10-15% 10-15%
Fixed Income 10-12% 10-15% 15-20%
Derivatives 5-8% 5-10% 5-10%
Alternative Investments 5-8% 5-10% 5-10%
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning 5-8% 10-15% 35-40%
Total 100% 100% 100%


REQUIREMENTS
To Register for the exams:
  • Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree, or be in the final year of their bachelor's degree programme at the time of registration.
  • Be prepared to take the exam in English.
  • Understand the professional conduct requirements.
  • Have a valid international travel passport (required for enrolment and exam registration).
  • Pay the relevant registration CFA Institute fees
To become a CFA® charterholder:
EXAM DATES
The Level I exam is held in February, May, July, August and November.
The Level II exam is held in February, May, August and November.
The Level III exam is held in May, August and November. 

Exam windows vary by market based on appointment availability at the time of scheduling. All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. ET. CFA Institute reserves the right to prematurely close registration and scheduling dates as conditions warrant.

Registration for a computer-based exam is a two-step process : You must first register for your exam; then schedule your actual exam appointment.

CFA PROGRAM COSTS
New registrants pay both the registration and enrollment fee. Returning candidates pay only the Registration Fee.

February CFA® Exam and Fee Schedule (Levels I and II exams)
Note: More information can be found on the official CFA Institute Website.
 
Exam Fees  First deadline Second deadline
Mid August Beg. November
Program Enrollment $450 $450
Exam Registration $700 $1000

May CFA® Exam and Fee Schedule ​(All Levels)
Note: More information can be found on the official CFA Institute Website.
 
Exam Fees  First deadline Second deadline
3 November Level I : 2 Feb
Levels II and II : 23 Feb
Program Enrollment $450 $450
Exam Registration $700 $1000

July CFA® Exam and Fee Schedule (Level I only)
Note: More information can be found on the official CFA Institute Website.
 
Exam Fees  First deadline Second deadline
Mid March Mid April
Program Enrollment $450 $450
Exam Registration $700 $1000

August CFA® Exam and Fee Schedule ​(All Levels)
Note: More information can be found on the official CFA Institute Website.
 
Exam Fees  First deadline Second deadline
Mid Feb Mid April
Program Enrollment $450 $450
Exam Registration $700 $1000

November CFA® Exam and Fee Schedule ​(All Levels)
Note: More information can be found on the official CFA Institute Website
 
Exam Fees  First deadline Second deadline
Mid May Mid August
Program Enrollment $450 $450
Exam Registration $700 $1000

*** Note that all candidates must have a valid international travel passport. This is required for enrollment and exam registration.
 

***Take care when scheduling your computer-based exam appointment, as there is a USD 25 (in 2021) rescheduling fee if you wish to reschedule your exam appointment in your exam window.
 

To register for the classes, please call us: +961-76-404330 or email: info@financeriskinstitute.com.

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