Frequently Asked Questions



CFA Institute
The CFA® Program stands for the Chartered Financial Analyst® Program.
The CFA® Program is regarded as the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world.
  1. Enroll in the CFA® Program (with CFA Institute).
  2. Pass the Level I exam (written in June and December of each year).
  3. Pass the Level II exam (written in June of each year).
  4. Pass the Level III exam (written in June of each year).
  5. Have 4 years of work experience within the Investment Management field.
You contact CFA Institute via their website www.cfainstitute.org and enroll online.
You need to have one of the following:
  • A bachelors degree, OR
  • Be in the final year of your bachelors degree, OR
  • Have 4 years of professional work experience (does not need to be in the investment field). OR
  • Have a combination of professional work experience + University experience that total 4 years.
In addition
  • You must have a valid International Passport
  • Meet the required professional conduct criteria
The following major topics are covered:
  • Ethics
  • Quants
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (Accounting)
  • Equities
  • Fixed-Income
  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Alternative Investments
The following occupations are performed by CFA® Charterholders:
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • Relationship Manager
The following are the CFA® Program pass rates for all candidates worldwide
December 2015 pass rate
  • Level I:     43%
June 2016 pass rates
  • Level I:     43%
  • Level II:    46%
  • Level III:   54%
Yes, we do have an online offering for all 3 levels.
Yes, Edge is an approved prep provider with CFA Institute
The Approved Prep Provider Program is a Program set up by CFA Institute that establishes principles considered best practices for prep course providers.
It is important to note that CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by prep providers.
For the June exams for Level I, II and III, you can register all the way up until early March. Please see the CFA website www.cfainstitute.org for further details.
We recommend that candidates register early as there are penalties incurred the later you register.
This will depend on which Program options you select.
Have a look under the CFA Level I, II or III menus for more details on the fees and study options.
CFA Level I Dec 2018

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