Planning for the Level I Exam
The CFA ® Program’s self-study curriculum is intended to supplement the education and work experience of investment professionals. The curriculum develops and reinforces a fundamental knowledge of investment principles.
The CFA ® program is postgraduate, “masters” level course work. In general, each level of the program requires a minimum of 250 hours of preparation, although time will vary from candidate to candidate based on familiarity with the material.
Common Occupations of CFA Charter Holders
- Chief Investment Officer
- Equity Analyst
- Fixed Income Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Investment Counselor
- Investment Firm Manager
- Portfolio Manager
- Portfolio Strategist
- Sales/Marketing Professional
The CFA ® designation also offers diverse career opportunities in:
- Mutual Funds/Investment Companies
- Brokerage / Investment Banks
- Investment Management Counselors
- Commercial Banks / Trust Companies
- Consulting Firms
- Insurance Companies
CFA® is a trademark owned by CFA Institute.