A Smarter Way to Get and Stay Ahead
Our investment management exemptions and waivers recognize the breadth and depth of our program curricula, as well as our leadership in ethics education.
Recognition from Regulators
CFA Institute clears regulatory hurdles for our members around the world.
Waivers and Exemptions from Universities
You may be eligible for a waiver of certain university courses or for GRE or GMAT entrance exams required for MBA programs.
Recognition from Other Certification Programs
Associations around the world, including the ACCA, recognize our educational programs as credit toward their certifications.
Explore Waiver and Exemption Opportunities
CFA Institute is recognized worldwide as the leading credentialing body for investment managers. Browse the list of waiver opportunities by waiver type, country/region, or CFA Institute educational program.
Members already cover material in CFA® Program exams, making them eligible to bypass the level I CIPM® exam. For information on eligibility to enter and complete the CIPM Program directly at Level II, see the CIPM Level I Exemption.