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Studying CFA in Singapore

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter in Singapore allows professionals to earn a globally recognized, graduate-level qualification offered by the CFA Institute, based in the United States. The curriculum provides skills required for a rewarding career in the finance and investment industry.

The CFA examination is a gold standard of financial certification examinations for over 60 years. CFA charter holders out earned their peers by 54% according to Russel Reynolds Study. In Singapore, CFA holders often occupy top jobs in Investment Banks, Private Equity firms, and Wealth Advisory firms. More often than not, one would find finance professionals having MBAs from Ivy league B-Schools taking their CFA examinations to enhance their job prospects too. Those who earn the right to use the Charter would demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning that is essential to providing the high-quality service that today’s investment industry demands.

FTMSGlobal Academy Singapore offers preparatory courses for the CFA Examinations. FTMS has been a premium provider of the financial and accounting professional training since 1986. Both part time and weekend courses are delivered in small groups by passionate lecturers with proven track records both academically and professionally. Do contact us for a one-to-one session for more information as to how FTMSGlobal can be your CFA Examinations training partner in Singapore.



Minimum 36 months (full time / part time)

Entry Requirements

  • Min. age: 25 yrs
  • Have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree - or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree programme at the time of registration - or have four years of qualified, professional work experience - or have a combination of work and college experience that totals 4 years

English Language Requirements

Language Proficiency – Professional Certificate in English – Intermediate awarded by FTMSGlobal Academy or equivalent, or IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL (paper-based) > 500 or TOEFL (computer-based) > 173 or any other equivalent qualification.

Intakes (Course Start and End Date)

(Full Time / Part Time)

CFA Premier:

January - After 3 years
July - After 3 years

CFA Intensive Revision:

Level I - May and October / Level II and III - May

Delivery Method

Classrooms face-to-face lectureres and tutorials.

Fees payable to CFA and FTMSGlobal

  • Applicants pay directly to CFA Institute, USA an initial registration fee upon entering the CFA Program. In addition to the initial registration fee, applicants are required to pay an enrolment fee for each CFA examination. New CFA registrants pay both the registration and enrollment fees. Returning CFA candidates pay only the enrollment fee.
  • Fee for Tuition is payable directly to FTMSGlobal Academy.


CFA examinations are held annually in June for Levels II and III, and twice a year for Level I in June/December.


No exemptions are given by CFA Institute irrespective of qualifications held. For appeals regarding this, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Examination Framework

Curriculum for CFA Level I focus on tools and concepts that apply to investment valuation and portfolio management, CFA Level II focuses on asset valuation and CFA Level III on portfolio management. Each level also contains material on ethics as it pertains to the practice of investment management.
Level I
Examination is by multiple choice questions and places a premium on the ability to recall facts and apply basic concepts and formulas.
Level II
Examination comprises item sets (or mini cases), which draw upon concepts and facts studied at both Levels II and I but involves "real world" problems requiring more analysis, calculation and evaluation.
Level III
Examination requires students to draw upon concepts learned at Level I and Level II to prepare, support and recommend practical financial solutions.
The CFA Program Curriculum includes:
  • Analysis of Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Portfolio Management and Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods


Requirements for Obtaining CFA Designation

  • Successful completion of three sequential examinations - Levels I, II, III
  • Completion of 48 months or 4 years of acceptable professional work experience in areas that directly pertain to the financial decision making process
  • Compliance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Membership in CFA Institute
  • Minimum age required: 25 years old

There is no longer a seven year limit on exam registration. For more information, please visit www.cfainstitute.org

Preparatory Course for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Downloads

1 CFA Enrolment Form - FTMS Executive Study System Contact our Customer Service Officer for Details
2 CFA Intake - Student Time Table Contact our Customer Service Officer for Details

Career Opportunities

This is a professional qualification related to finance. Financial analysts are involved in the process of securities analysis, investment and risk management, investment banking and financial analysis.

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