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Investment Foundations Certificate®

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

Why should you pursue the Investment Foundations Program designation?

Who is it for?

  • The Investment Foundations Certificate is ideal for people who are working in connexion of the finance world or anyone with a desire of a better understanding of this complex environment:
  • Human Resources
  • Client Service
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Compliance and Legal
  • Investor Relations
  • Operations
  • Public Relations
  • Student

Get the Skills

  • The program covers the essentials across all aspects of the investment industry through seven modules. The core purpose of the investment industry The essential foundations for the investment world – ethics and regulation Understand how the (economic) world works The basic investment options, what they are and their purpose How the industry helps us invest, who the participants are and what they do Understand how systems and controls are used in the industry Client needs
Exam details
7 Modules
4 300 Candidates in 2015
95 Hours average study time for exam

How to become certified?

1- The requirements
There are no educational or professional requirements to sit for the Claritas Exam.
2- Register to the Claritas Exam
To register for the Claritas exam, you will need to create an account on the CFA Institute website. When you register, you will be asked to show you understand and abide by the policies of the CFA Institute. Payment for registration is done online. You have 180 days from your registration confirmation date to schedule your exam at a PearsonVUE test center.
3- Prepare the Investment Foundations Certificate® Exam
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4- Become Investment Foundations Certificate® charterholder
Once you have passed the exam, you will receive your certificate.

Prepare the Investment Foundations™ certificate

This designation requires a combination of optimal review program and efficient study materials. Top Finance, in partnership with Kaplan Schweser, accompanies you through your exam preparation thanks to comprehensive program available in various formats:

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  • Join our classes led by expert instructors.


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  • Be the master of your study on your own terms and schedule.


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