CFA Society Emirates 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 close to 1,000 of the most qualified investment professionals in the UAE, attend free educational and networking events, and get involved in the investment community as a volunteer.

We currently have two membership categories, tailored to suit your experience and professional needs; Regular and Affiliate.

Learn more about CFA Society Emirates Facts

Regular Membership

Regular membership is available to individuals who have at least four years of relevant work experience and have passed CFA Level I (or passed the self-administered Standards of Practice examination).

Regular membership equips you with practical benefits to help you stay ahead in the investment profession and connect with like-minded peers.

CFA Institute Membership

CFA Society Emirates Membership

Eligibility

Applications for regular membership are administered by CFA Institute. Based on your qualifications, CFA Institute will assign you with one of two types of regular membership.

To become a regular member you must:

  • Have 48 months of acceptable professional work experience
  • Have passed CFA Program Level I exam or the Standards of Practice examination
  • Agree to adhere to and sign the members’ agreement and professional conduct statement
  • Provide three professional references, unless you have a reference from an active CFA Society Emirates regular member – in which case, only two professional references are required.

We recommend and encourage regular membership and CFA Society Emirates membership for candidates in the CFA program.

To become a regular CFA charterholder member (required to receive your charter) you must:

  • Have 48 months of acceptable professional work experience
  • Have passed CFA Program Level I, Level II, Level III exams
  • Agree to adhere to and sign the members’ agreement and professional conduct statement
  • Provide three professional references, unless you have a reference from an active CFA Society Emirates regular member – in which case, only two professional references are required.

Membership fees

Our membership year is 1 July to 30 June. You pay your CFA Society Emirates fee at the same time that you pay your CFA Institute membership fee in US dollars via your CFA Institute account.

The current annual regular membership fees are:

Regular
CFA Institute $275.00
CFA Society Emirates $100.00
Total $375.00

Irrespective of your date of renewal, the full rate for the year is still applicable.

Affiliate Membership

We recommend affiliate membership for investment professionals who do not intend to participate in the CFA Program or who have not yet met the requirements for regular membership.

CFA Institute Membership

CFA Society Emirates Membership

Eligibility

Applications for affiliate membership are administered by CFA Institute. To apply for affiliate membership you must:

• Have a minimum of 12 months of acceptable professional work experience
• Agree to adhere to and sign the members’ agreement and professional conduct statement
• Provide three professional references, unless you have a reference from an active CFA Society Emirates regular member – in which case, only two professional references are required.

Membership fees

Our membership year is 01 July to 30 June. You pay your CFA Society Emirates fee at the same time that you pay your CFA Institute’s membership fee in US dollars via your CFA Institute account.

The current annual affiliate membership fees are:

Regular
CFA Institute $275.00
CFA Society Emirates $100.00
Total $375.00

Irrespective of your date of renewal, the full rate for the year is still applicable.