Earning the CFA® charter is a great way to set yourself apart in the financial industry. Not only will your job prospects improve with the charter, but you’ll gain global recognition and real-world expertise that will help you better serve your clients for the rest of your career. The path to becoming a CFA charterholder is challenging, but it can open new doors to you in global finance.
There are four components to getting the CFA charter, which we have outlined below.
Pass the Exams
If you are considering the CFA charter, you have probably heard about the CFA exams you have to pass first. There are three exam levels (I, II, III) with unique topic and learning focuses. The topics include investment tools, asset valuation, and portfolio management. Each exam will test different learning focuses. The Level I exam focuses on knowledge and comprehension, while Level II is more application and analysis based. The Level III exam focuses on synthesizing information and making evaluations.