CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit professional organization that provides investment professionals with finance education. It aims to promote the standards in ethics, education, and professional excellence in the global investment industry.
The CFA Institute is the organization that creates the curriculum, code of ethics, and exams that underlie the CFA designation. The primary mandate of the CFA Institute is to establish a high set of standards for investment professionals.
You’ll pay multiple fees to take the CFA exam. For 2019, the one-time enrollment fee is $450. The standard registration fee for each level of the exam is $950. There is an early bird discount that drops the fee down to $650.