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About CFA®

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is one of the revered and valuable certifications in the field of Finance. There are 3 levels to prepare for the CFA Exam. One needs to complete all these three levels to become eligible for the CFA Charter issued by the CFA Institute. After clearing these three levels of CFA Exam, one needs to gain 4 years of relevant work experience, in order to be decorated with the CFA charter and become a CFA Charterholder.

The topics covered in the three levels of CFA Exam are 10 in number. Qualifying in these 10 topics can guide you to some of the best job profiles in the Finance industry, across the world.


Course Key Features


LIVE & Interactive Sessions

Get mentored by our star faculty with 120 hours of live online classes.

Recordings

Access session recordings to learn anytime, anywhere

Topic-wise Tests

Revise the fundamentals using the Test Series, containing topic-wise questions.


Peer Learning

Clear doubts with teachers & fellow aspirants through curated P2P social media messaging groups.

Mock Exams

Practice real-exam level mock tests as per the latest pattern.

Doubt-solving Sessions

Receive personalized guidance from the star faculty at Career Launcher.

Why CFA®?

Global Recognition & Credibility

The CFA® charter is considered as global benchmark for Investment Management.

Get Employed by Top Firms

Big investment banks & major financial firms are the top employers of Certified CFA® Professionals.

Networking

Attain the CFA® charter & become a member of prestigious CFA society

Career Opportunities

The career prospect of an individual who has attained the CFA® charter stands unmatched. Owing to the global recognition and finance-savvy nature of this certification, becoming a CFA® Certified Expert opens a world of opportunities for you. High remuneration & financial incentives and employment in a thriving industry, come with attaining this charter.

The job opportunities available to a Certified CFA® Expert are as follows:

  • Research Analyst
  • Relationship Managers
  • Private Bankers
  • Investment Managers
  • Bank Dealers
  • Financial Strategists
  • Pensions and Foundations Managers
  • Managers in Insurance Company
  • Mutual Fund Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Hedge Fund Managers
  • Portfolio Managers

Eligibility

To register and sit for the CFA® exams, the following criteria must be met:

Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree

Be in the final year of your bachelor's degree at the time of registration

Have four years of qualified, professional work experience

A combination of work/college experience that totals four years

Frequently Asked Questions

CFA or Chartered Finance Accounting is an investment management certification course which is offered by the CFA institute.

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level course and is ideal for those professionals and budding individuals who have the ambition to become a portfolio-management professional in the investment industry.

The CFA designation is of the highest repute in the world of finance and investment banking. Working professionals and graduates around the world strive to acquire the CFA charter due to its international eminence. Get certified in CFA to take your career to new heights by becoming globally certified.

You will develop the theoretical knowledge of the investment industry, while developing the skill-set necessary for its practical implementation. You will also master the challenges of a range of skills necessary to function effectively as an investment manager.

We ensure that through our classes, you will get:

  • A solid foundation of all basic concepts covering the CFA L1 curriculum.
  • A healthy dose of practice questions on testable areas.
  • One-on-one mentorship to ensure your queries is resolved.
  • A vibrant and competitive classroom atmosphere to maintain regularity and excellency in studies.
  • Extra support to students from a non-finance background

One who cracks this exam becomes a certified CFA® Charter holder who is internationally respected as he/she is bound by the highest professional and ethical standards.

No, it does not. Everyone is encouraged to join our CFA® Level 1 training Program. While a CFA® program is ideal for finance professionals or people with a background in finance, anyone and everyone can become a CFA® charter holder with the right guidance. Our training program is structured to suit the needs of students from all backgrounds. Additionally, we provide special focus to students from non-finance backgrounds to ensure that no student is left behind.

We take great pride in our star faculty who will do what it takes to help you reach your goals. Our CFA® Program is beginner-friendly, and is thus ideal for both finance and non-finance individuals.

The basic requirement to apply for CFA is to go through the registration process for which you must meet the exam eligibility requirements.

  • Log onto www.cfainstitute.org to view registration deadlines
  • Locate a test centre
  • Create an account or login
  • Register for the examinations.

Note: This procedure does not qualify as a registration until the applicant does not receive a CFA Program Registration Confirmation.

Type On Paper
Exam Format LEVEL 1 - MCQ
LEVEL 2 - Set of Items
LEVEL 3 - Essay Type
Questions LEVEL 1 : 240 Questions (120 + 120)
LEVEL 2 : 20 item Set Questions (10 + 10 = 120 Questions)
LEVEL 3 : 8-12 Constructed Response Questions + 10 item set questions
Exam Duration Exams for all levels will be held in two sessions i.e. A morning session + An afternoon session each being around 3 hour long
Language English
Exam Sites More than 170 cities in June and over 70 cities in December
Exam Cycle June (And December for Level 1)
Enrollment Fee USD 450

Once you acquire the CFA® Charter, the world literally becomes your oyster. The CFA® Charter will open up opportunities in the areas of Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Credit Analysis, Trading, Investment Banking, Investment Analysis, Wealth Management, Private Equity, and Valuation.