ABOUT CFA® PROGRAM

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program is a globally recognized professional certification program for finance and investment professionals, administered and awarded by the American-based CFA Institute. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. The program focuses on the global investment management profession from the standpoint of a practitioner. It provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. This globally recognized professional certification program is held by over 150,000 investment professionals across 163 countries. In 2018, more than 300,000 candidates took the CFA exam worldwide.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

To become a CFA Program candidate, you must have

  1. A valid international travel passport.
  2. Meet one of the following criteria:
    • a. Have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree or
    • b. Be in the final year of a bachelor’s degree program or
    • c. Have four years of professional work experience (need not to be investment related) or
    • d. A combination of professional work experience and education that totals at least four years.
  3. Be prepared to take the exams in English.
  4. Meet the professional conduct admission criteria.

PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE

A minimum of four years (48 months) of experience in evaluating or applying financial, economic, and/or statistical data as part of the investment decision-making process; supervising persons who conduct such activities; or teaching such activities. For a position to qualify, at least 50% of your time should be spent directly involved in the investment decision-making process or producing a work product that informs or adds value to that process. Work must be fulltime and can be earned before, during, or after participation in the CFA Program. Managing your own investments or the investments of your family or friends (without compensation) does not qualify.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Intake Period
Jun Exam: November
Dec Exam: June
Duration
6 – 8 months per level
Study Mode
– KL Face-to-face
– Blended (MB/SB/VB)*
– Global Premium Online
* Malaysia / Singapore / Vietnam Blended
  • • Tools & Concepts that apply to investment valuation and portfolio management
  • • Basic concepts regarding assets classes, securities and markets
  • • CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct
Intake Period
Jun Exam: December
Duration
6 – 8 months per level
Study Mode
 – KL Face-to-face
 – Blended (MB / SB / VB)*
 – Global Premium Online
* Malaysia / Singapore / Vietnam Blended
  • • Application of tools and concepts of investment valuation
  • • Industry and Company Analysis
  • • Analysis of investment vehicles and instruments
  • • CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct
Intake Period
Jun Exam: November
Duration
6 months per level
Study Mode
– KL Face-to-face
– Blended (MB / SB / VB)*
– Global Premium Online
* Malaysia / Singapore / Vietnam Blended
  • • Tools & Concepts that apply to investment valuation and portfolio management
  • • Management of specific asset class portfolios
  • • CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct

Contact Hours

KL Face-to-face
Blended*
Global Premium Online
Core Classes
80 – 120 hrs
Videos & 18 – 24 hrs
Tutorial
Videos
Intensive Revision Course
24 – 30 hrs
**24 – 30 hrs
Videos & 9 hrs online tutorial
Mock Exam
12 – 18 hrs
12 – 18 hrs
12 – 18 hrs
Progress Test
1.5 – 3 hrs
  • • * MB / SB (tutorial and revision) – Face-to-face
  • • ** VB (revision) – Video + Face to face

EXAM STRUCTURE

The level I exam consists of 240 multiple choice questions:

  • • Morning session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all topics
  • • Afternoon session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all topics

The level II exam consists of 21 item set questions:

  • • 18 item sets with 6 multiple-choice questions + 3 item sets with 4 multiple-choice questions

The level III exam consists of item set and constructed response (essay) questions::

  • • Morning session: constructed response (essay) questions (between 8 and 12 questions with several subparts)
  • • Afternoon session: 8 item sets with 6 multiple-choice questions _ 3 item sets with 4 multiple-choice questions
CFA Exam Topic Area Weight
Topic Area Level I (%) Level II (%) Level III (%)
Ethical & Professional Standards 15 10-15 10-15
Quantitative Methods 10 5-10 0
Economics 10 5-10 5-10
Financial Reporting & Analysis 15 10-15 0
Corporate Finance 10 5-10 0
Portfolio Management 6 5-15 35-40
Equity Investment 11 10-15 10-15
Fixed Income 11 10-20 15-20
Derivatives 6 5-10 5-10
Alternatives Investment 6 5-10 5-10
Total 100% 100% 100%

IMPORTANT PROGRAMME DATES

Date
Description
August 2019
June 2019 exam registration opens
Upon Registration
Practice questions and tests (mock exams) available
October 2019
Early registration fee deadline
February 2020
Standard registration fee deadline
March 2020
Final (late) registration fee deadline
March 2020
Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date requests to be received
May 2020
Exam admission tickets available
June 2020
Exam day
June 2020 – July 2020
Exams graded
August 2020
Exam results
Date
Description
January 2020
December 2019 exam registration opens
Upon Registration
Practice questions and tests (mock exams) available
March 2020
Early registration fee deadline
August 2020
Standard registration fee deadline
September 2020
Final (late) registration fee deadline
September 2020
Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date requests to be received
November 2020
Exam admission tickets available
December 2020
Exam day
December 2020 – January 2021
Exams graded
January 2021
Exam results

COURSE FEE

Noesis’ Level I/II/III CFA Program Course Fees (Payable to Noesis)
1) KL Face-to-face Mode Fees
Registration Fee
RM500 (One-off)
Course Fee: Core + Revision Course
RM6,500 per level
Course Fee: Revision Course only
RM3,500 per level
*HRDF claimable for Malaysian only
2) Blended and Global Premium Online Mode Fees
Mode
Registration Fee
Course Fee
Blended (B)
SGD160 / RM500 / VND2.8m
SGD1,800 / RM5,200 / VND8.4m per level
Global Premium Online (GPO)
SGD900 per level

EXAM FEE

CFA Program Fees (Payable to CFA Institute)
Early Registration Standard Registration Late Registration
June 2020 Exam Ended October 2019 Ended February 2020 Ended March 2020
December 2020 Exam Ended March 2020 Ended August 2020 Ended September 2020
Program Enrolment
(new candidates only)
USD 450 USD 450 USD 450
Exam Registration
(all candidates)
USD 700 USD 1,000 USD 1,450
Total USD 1,150 USD 1,450 USD 1,900

* Program fees are subject to change.

UNIVERSITY DISCOUNT

University Discount List for Year 2019/2020 (KL & SG)
40%

TARUC, Monash University

30%

RMIT

20%

Help University, UTAR, MMU, University of Nottingham

10%

Singapore Management University, University of Warwick, Murdoch University, Sunway University, University of Queensland, National University of Singapore, University Of Melbourne, UiTM, APU, Curtin University, Nanyang Technological University, University of London

LECTURER PROFILES

Noesis prides itself on the quality of its lecturers across all programs.
The profile of some of our CFA Program lecturers are below:

TIMETABLE

Click to see full timetable for CFA program.

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