If you're interested in completing the CFA Level 1 Exam, you can now study online 24/7 through The American College’s prep site. Level II and III packages will be available in the fall of 2014.
This Website Is For Financial Professionals Only
This is an interesting move by The American College OF Financial Services, which is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. The College, which was founded in 1927, is best known to financial planners for awarding the CLU, ChFC, and other professional designations popular in the insurance segment of the financial advice market. But The College also offers educational prep courses for the CFP exam. Its foray into the CFA field reflects the growing popularity of the CFA exam in the financial advice industry.
“The College entered the CFA market just three weeks ago, and already, the program has garnered interest from candidates in all 50 states,” according to Dr. Larry Barton, President of The College. “For many years, those studying for the CFA had only a few options for exam prep. The time for monopolies has ended, and as the largest non-profit College devoted to financial professionals, we spent thousands of hours to create a seamless study protocol leading to exam success,” Barton adds.
offers CFA candidates an interactive dashboard with progress and performance statistics, video solutions for application exercises, live webinar classes, and extensive interaction with instructors and peers. Candidates can e sign up for a free trial without any commitment to purchase.
The College’s CFA package leverages eBooks, video, printed materials and mentor support for the Level I June exam. The program offers both self-study and instructor-led options and a free trial for any candidate who wants to access the first two study sessions, according to Linda Need, CFA, Vice Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees and SVP, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
The College says 17 subject matter experts created the program with a focus on what candidates really need to succeed. “Time management is critical in preparing for CFA® exams, and a personalized analytics dashboard will help candidates stay on track,” says Barton.