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Member benefits

Candidate membership is available to individuals studying the CFA Program.  The benefits are tailored to provide you with exam support to help you prepare and achieve at the highest level. You’ll also benefit from our usual membership benefits designed to help you grow your career, achieve your professional goals, and get and stay ahead in the investment profession.


CFA Institute to accelerate computer based testing for the CFA Program exams

To understand the changes to the format and frequency of the CFA Program exams visit the CFA Institute website.


Membership fees

Our membership year is 1 July to 30 June and the annual membership fee for the 2020/2021 membership year is £120.00.

New members can take advantage of prorated membership see the table below for prices:

2020 - 2021 membership prorated fees

Do you have questions about becoming a CFA candidate member with CFA UK? Contact the membership team today


Access comprehensive study support

Take advantage of our CFA Program support to help you prepare for your exam and achieve at the highest level:

Gain professional recognition

CFA UK membership demonstrates your commitment to professional excellence, giving you recognition as an authoritative and actively engaged investment professional.


Expand your knowledge

Stay ahead by developing your skills and keeping up-to-date with the latest industry insights:



Connect with like-minded peers

Grow your professional network by connecting with over 12,000 of the most qualified investment practitioners in the UK:



Progress your career

Take advantage of our career support services including 20 free career-related events per year and access to our Careers Centre where investment firms actively target CFA UK members.


Discounted offers

As a CFA UK member you can take advantage of discounts for CPD-accredited courses with training providers.


BPP Professional Education

BPP Professional Development
For a 30% discount (please note that this offer includes only CPD-accredited courses) quote your CFA UK membership number when booking.
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Fitch Learning

Fitch Learning
For a 15% discount (please note that this offer includes only CPD-accredited courses) quote your CFA UK membership number in notes section of the Fitch Learning registration page.
Call 0845 072760 or email for 10% discount on CFA Program Level I training.
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Candidate membership is available to individuals currently enrolled in the CFA Program. You will need your CFA Institute number and a method of payment handy when you apply. 

Protect: Speak up, stop harm helpline

CFA UK is a sponsor of the whistleblowing charity Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) which provides a dedicated telephone number to our members.

Call 020 3117 2520 or  0800 112 4984 to report any concerns or if you need personal support. You can also email

For more information see our whistleblowing resources.


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"I got so much out of working with my group. They were motivated and determined and they helped drive me forward and gave strong encouragement. I got so busy at work in mid-May and if it were not for my group, I think I would have probably faltered at the last hurdle, but they kept me going."

Siu Fun Hui, CFA candidate Level II