Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization CFA Institute
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Candidate must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree, or
  • Combination of college and full time work experience adding up to four years
Education Requirements Self-study program (250 hours of study for each of the three levels)
Examination Type Three six-hour course exams
Continuing Education Requirements None
Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Professional Status Online None
Investor Complaint Process Online at Professional Conduct Program
Published List of Disciplined Designees None
Accredited By None