An individual must be approved for regular membership in CFA Institute and shall fulfill such other requirements imposed by the Society that are consistent with the requirements established by CFA Institute.
We recommend regular membership for candidate​s in the CFA Program and/or CIPM Program. You must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/work experience and a passing score for the CFA Program Level I Exam, CIPM Program Level II Exam, RBA Netherlands Exam, or the self-administered Standards of Practice Exam.​​
Please review the OFAC Compliance Policy. Residents of certain countries may be prohibited by law from becoming a CFA Institute or​ Society Member.

Here’s what you will need to apply for Regular Membership


A bachelor's degree or equivalent education/work experience


at least 4,000 hours (over a period of not less than 36 months) of experience in investment decision making


2 professional references, if one is an active regular member of the local society to which you are applying OR 3 professional references, if none of them is an active regular member of the local society to which you are applying.


Local CFA Society membership. (CFA Society membership is strongly encouraged.) Join CFA Society Singapore.

Membership fees

Our membership year is 01 July to 30 June.  CFA Society Singapore fees are due in US dollars at the same time as your CFA Institute’s membership fees.  Both fees are paid via your CFA Institute account.

The current annual membership fees are:



01 July to 30 June 

 CFA Institute



CFA Society Singapore



Member Benefits

As part of our commitment to members, we are continuously looking for ways to further enhance the value of your membership. We are thrilled to share our latest wellness and F&B perks that add on to your existing member benefits, valid from 2 May 2024 to 30 April 2025.

For more information, please see our member benefits brochure below.


For the complete requirements, please refer to the CFA Institute website on Membership​.

Review Our Work Experience Guidelines

If you have questions regarding CFA Society Singapore membership, please contact the Society by phone at 65-6323​-6679 or by email at [email protected].

Entrance Requirements

To enroll in the CFA® Program and register for your first Level I exam, you must have:

Undergraduate education: A bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program (you must have completed your bachelor’s degree program in order to register for the Level II exam), or

Junior or Senior University Student: Be within 23 months from completing yourundergraduate degree to begin your CFA Program journey, or

– Work experience: 4,000 hours of professional work experience (does not have to be investment related), or

A combination of professional work experience and education that totals at least 4,000 hours (part-time positions do not qualify).

Register for An Exam

Ready to register for the CFA exam? If you are registering for the Level I exam for the first time, you must enroll in CFA Program as part of exam registration.

Membership Applications, Status and Records

Looking to Renew your Regular Membership?


Review of Applications for Membership

The Board shall have the right to review all applications for membership in the Society. In the event of disagreement concerning administration of regular membership requirements, the Society shall have the right to appeal to the CFA Institute Board of Governors. The Board of Governors, or a designated committee thereof, shall have the authority to make final determinations on the application of regular membership provisions.

Maintaining Membership Status

To continue being a member, each such individual shall:
  • Adhere to all applicable rules and regulations, including the Society Bylaws, the CFA Institute Articles & Bylaws, the Code & Standards, and other rules relating to professional conduct;
  • Annually file a Professional Conduct Statement, unless excused as a recognized “Retired​” Member;
  • Pay membership dues.

Membership List and Member Records

The Secretary shall keep a list of and make available to CFA Institute the names and addresses of all members of the society and such other records and information relating thereto as the Board shall determine. The Board shall preserve its records and the records of its committees, with respect to each applicant and member, for such period as the Board may determine.​

How to Become a CFA Charterholder

Work Experience Self Assessment

CFA Institute members are accomplished professionals with at least 4,000 hours of experience in investment decision making that meets our work experience guidelines.

We invite you to take this self-assessment to find out if your experience qualifies. Answer the questions for each position you have held, even if they were held at the same company. Think about the majority of your duties as you answer.

This self-assessment is a guide; answers you provide do not guarantee you will be accepted for membership. If you have questions about your results or the membership process, please contact us.