For the latest information on the CFA Program exams, please visit CFA Exam Updates, via the CFA Institute website.


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.


What is the CFA Program?

The CFA®   Program, awarded by CFA Institute, is the most respected and recognised investment management credential in the world.

A self-study, master's-level qualification, it provides a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills that will give you a career advantage.

Please note: CFA UK is NOT the awarding organisation for the CFA Program qualification. It is administered and awarded by CFA Institute.

Who is it for?

Portfolio and wealth managers, investment and research analysts, professionals involved in the investment decision-making process, and finance students who want to work in the investment management profession.


What you will learn

The CFA Program requires you to pass three levels of exams.

The curriculum is organised into ten general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions. Topics include ethical and professional standards, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, equity investments, fixed-income investments, derivatives, alternative investments and portfolio management and wealth planning.



CFA Institute offers needs-based scholarship opportunities for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program fees.


Prepare and achieve with CFA UK mock exams

Join CFA UK as a Local member and take advantage of our CFA Program mock exams. Also benefit from our usual membership benefits designed to help you grow your career and achieve your professional goals.
Mock exams

Classroom training

If you are interested in tuition, there are many reputable training companies who offer various study modes – from short revision courses to full-time programmes lasting months. Most companies offer learning materials, lecture slides, sample questions and distance learning support to supplement their face-to-face training. Popular training companies include BPP Professional EducationFitch LearningKaplan Financial Markets, Quartic Training and Wiley

CFA Program Partners 

CFA Program Partners are academic institutions who commit to covering a significant portion of the CFA Program curriculum, including ethical and professional standards, in their qualifications and programmes.