CFA® is an internationally recognized designation offered by the CFA Institute to investment and finance professionals. To earn the CFA® charter, candidates need to have completed three six-hour exams and possess 48 months of relevant professional experience.
There are three stages of exams (level I, II and III). All three exams focus on investment analysis, valuation and portfolio management.
The basic requirement to write the exam include possessing:
- any bachelor degree or being in the final year of the degree program at the time of registration or
- four years professional work experience (does not have to be investment related).
- a combination of professional work experience (full-time) and college experience that totals at least four years prior to enrollment.
- a valid international travel passport.
Professionals that write the CFA® exams include portfolio managers, research analysts (equity and fixed income), investment bankers, risk managers, corporate finance analyst, fixed income traders, etc.
For more information on the exam, kindly visit https://www.cfainstitute.org/