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CFA Level 1




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Chartered Financial Analyst Certification

The CFA Level I certification is a globally recognized credential for individuals aspiring to excel in the field of finance and investment. This comprehensive program equips candidates with a strong foundation in investment knowledge and financial analysis.

The CFA Level 1 Certification is suitable for:

  • Finance Professionals: Ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their expertise in finance, including analysts, portfolio managers, and financial consultants.
  • Investment Practitioners: Beneficial for those directly involved in investment decision-making processes and portfolio management.
  • Business and Economics Graduates: Provides a valuable opportunity for recent graduates to solidify their understanding of finance and jumpstart their careers.
  • Aspiring Financial Analysts: Offers a comprehensive curriculum for individuals aspiring to become financial analysts by providing a robust knowledge base.
  • Career Changers: Suitable for professionals looking to transition into the finance and investment industry, providing a broad understanding of key financial concepts.
  • Business Leaders: Valuable for executives and senior managers who wish to deepen their financial acumen and better contribute to strategic decision-making.

The CFA Level I certification is a testament to one’s commitment to excellence in finance, demonstrating the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of the investment landscape.

After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to understand:

  • Foundational Knowledge: Develop a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of investment tools, ethics, and financial markets.
  • Analytical Skills: Hone the ability to analyze and evaluate financial information, making informed investment decisions.
  • Ethical Practices: Cultivate ethical decision-making skills integral to maintaining the highest standards in the finance industry.
  • Global Recognition: Attain a globally recognized certification that signifies a commitment to professional excellence and a mastery of core financial concepts.

Education Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Exam window must be within 23 months of graduation month.
  • Candidates within 11 months of graduation may take Level I exam while still undergraduates.

Alternative Education Requirement:

  • Can fulfill requirements with 4,000 hours of qualified, professional work experience or a combination of work experience and education over 36 months.
  • Combination must be sequential without overlapping dates.
  • Professional experience doesn’t have to be investment-related.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet professional conduct admission requirements.
  • Must sign Professional Conduct and Candidate Responsibility statements during the application process.

Identification and Language Proficiency:

  • Need a valid international travel passport for registration.
  • Exams are administered only in English.
  • Candidates must have sufficient English proficiency.

For more details, refer to the CFA Website

Instructor-led classroom sessions, Study Guide, Flashcards, Presentations and Case Studies, and Mock Exams.

Regular sessions – To be announced

For more details, please contact the EIF Certification Department at certificates@eif.gov.ae

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