Investment Foundations® Program

Empower yourself with a practical introduction to investment management

The CFA Institute Investment Foundations certificate program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry.

Why Investment Foundations Program?


Learn how your role fits within the complex global industry so you can contribute meaningfully to conversations and decisions.


Gain the knowledge to collaborate effectively with investment management professionals worldwide and raise your professional competence.


Acquire a common understanding of industry structure and vocabulary, regardless of your role or geographic location.


Study with our user-friendly Learning Ecosystem and take the test anytime within six months of registering. Many employers pay for program fees.

Find out about what you'll learn on the CFA Institute website