JOINING US

BECOMING A CFA SINGAPORE MEMBER

Become a member to use your CFA® and CIPM® designations, engage with the issues affecting the profession, connect with local and global colleagues, and access top-tier professional learning resources and the latest industry insights.

Get Familiar with Application Requirements

When you apply for regular membership, you will be asked to provide professional references and to describe prior job responsibilities that demonstrate qualified work experience. Before starting your application, use these resources to help you assess your eligibility and understand materials required for submission.

Qualifying Work Experience

Find out if your current and past job responsibilities meet the qualifications for regular membership. Use our self-assessment tool.

Well-Written Job Descriptions

Get tips on how to write high-quality job descriptions to clearly describe how your responsibilites satisfy the requirements.

Professional References

Understand how many professional references to provide and who should be included in support of your application.

Review Membership Types

You can become either become a regular member—with qualifying work experience in the investment decision-making process—or an affiliate member of CFA Institute. See the chart below to choose the right option for you before you start the application.

Before applying, review the OFAC Compliance Policy. Residents of certain countries or markets may be prohibited by law from becoming a CFA Institute or society member.

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Regular Membership

Affiliate Membership

Associate Membership

Who is this for?

Investment professionals directly involved in or supporting the investment decision-making process. Regular membership is a prerequisite to earning the CFA charter and CIPM certificate.

Investment professionals who do not meet the eligibility requirements of regular memberships or do not intend to participate in the CFA Program or CIPM Program.

Singapore based candidates of the CFA examinations who do not qualify for Regular or Affiliate membership.

How do I become eligible?

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/work experience and a passing score for the Level I CFA Exam, CIPM Program Level II Exam, RBA Netherlands Exam, or the self-administered Standards of Practice Exam.

You must meet the eligibility requirements for your selected member society and become a member of that society.

Current candidacy or working towards CFA Charter, download and complete the application form​​ and pay dues, and approval from Society’s Board or Membership committee.

What member benefits are included?

Voting rights for CFA Institute Board of Governor elections. Access to the latest research, continued professional learning content, member directory, and exclusive volunteer opportunities.

Access to the latest research, continued professional learning content, member directory, and exclusive volunteer opportunities.

Enjoy 10% off Schweser self study materials, access to workshops and events at member rate​, meet new members and stay connected at networking events. 

Associate ​members cannot vote and stand for office. No concurrent CFA Institute membership is required.

What kind of work experience do I need?

48 months of professional work experience in investment decision making.

You must meet the work experience requirements for your selected member society.

N.A.

How many professional references do I need?

2 or 3 professional references.

2 or 3 professional references.

N.A.

How much are annual fees?

USD275 for CFA Institute. Society dues vary by society.

Annual dues will be pro-rated for those joining CFA Institute and a member society for the first time.

USD275 for CFA Institute. Society dues vary by society.

Annual dues will be pro-rated for those joining CFA Institute and a member society for the first time.

SGD85.60. Fees are inclusive of 7% GST and cannot be pro-rated and/or transferred to another person or society.

When is the membership year?

The membership year spans from 1 July to 30 June

The membership year spans from 1 July to 30 June

The membership year spans from 1 July to 30 June

Overview on Membership Types

CFA Society Singapore membership demonstrates your commitment to professional excellence, giving you recognition as an authoritative and actively engaged investment professional.

As a member you can connect with over 12,000 of the most qualified investment professionals in the Singapore, attend educational and networking events, access our wide range of online development and career resources, earn and track CPD, and get involved in the investment community as a volunteer.

We have three membership categories, tailored to suit your experience and professional needs — Regular, Affiliate, Associate.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

Regular membership is suitable for individuals who have at least four years of relevant work experience and have achieved CFA Level 1 (or passed the self-administered Standards of Practice examination). You can apply via the CFA Institute to become a regular member of both CFA Singapore and CFA Institute.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

Affiliate membership is suitable for individuals who have a minimum of one years relevant work experience. You can apply via CFA Institute to become an Affiliate member of both CFA Society Singapore and CFA Institute.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Regular membership is suitable for individuals who have at least four years of relevant work experience and have achieved CFA Level 1 (or passed the self-administered Standards of Practice examination). You can apply via the CFA Institute to become a regular member of both CFA Society Singapore and CFA Institute.

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