What is the CFA?
The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills. The program bridges current industry practice and investment theory, while emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards and maintaining a focus on the global investment management profession.

Key Facts:
Exams Explanation and Dates: The CFA Program is organized into three levels, each made up of a six hour exam. It takes around 6 months of preparation before every exam, and it takes candidates two to five years to complete the entire program. There is no limit to how many times a candidate can take an exam, and there is no time limit to finish the program.  Exams are held during June and December(Check out upcoming exam dates).

Estimated Number of CFA providers in the UAE: 12-16 of which 11 institutes are located in Dubai

Certification Details: The CFA is internationally accredited and the credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world.

Intake: Courses run regularly and prepare participants for exams in June and December.

Fees for CFA courses: Range from AED 3,000 – AED 9,750

Duration: 5 days – 5 months; duration range based on the nature of the course, be it a comprehensive course, revision course, or a short boot camp.

Timings: Weekend, weekdays, evening, afternoon, and morning classes are available at different institutions.

If you are still undecided on whether it is for you, our CFA guide provides more in depth information on the qualification.

Check out CFA jobs to get an idea of job prospects after you complete your CFA.

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Popular Questions

Since I am a graduate of Bachelor's Degree on Financial Management with 4 experience in Finance/Accounting field. I would like to pursue Finance profession, would you advice if I take a CFA course?
(Question asked by Leal Rimorin on March 06, 2018)

Dear Student, After completing the bachelor's Degree on Financial Management you re eligible for CFA. we have regular classes in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi for CFA level 1 for December Exam Window Thank you Shabbir Siraj

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