The Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA) credential is a gold-standard benchmark that demonstrates the attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge in financial investment analysis best practices, and ethical behaviour. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain the certified Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA) credential and inclusion in the Register of The Global Academy of Finance and Management® Certified / Chartered Professional.  Individuals with several years of experience in the management of investment instruments are encouraged to acquire this certification.   A guide book shall guide you to pass in the examination besides providing a valuable source of reference for an individual to excel toward becoming a Accredited Financial Analyst. Take the challenges ahead with Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA)  certification.

A Financial Analyst is someone who makes business recommendations for an organization based on analyses they carry out on factors like market trends, the financial status of a company (or companies) and the predicted outcomes of a certain type of deal. Analysts typically have academic backgrounds as business, finance or accounting majors and are numbers-driven individuals who are comfortable interpreting data and making recommendations based on that data.

GAFM Global Board of Standards issues the Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA) Certification

Requirements:   i)  Degree        ii) 3+ years experience in financial management / financial analyst          iii)  Pass the Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA) examination 

HOW TO APPLY: To qualify for the Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA) certification, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI) 
  2. Complete the payment upon receipt of the invoice
  3. Take the exam when you’re ready

Examination: email to request the link to the examination questions when you are ready to take the exam.  Examination comprised of 50 questions; Passing grade is 70%.   

Course fee:   Includes Accredited Financial Analyst® (AFA)  certificate, membership certificate, examination fee, and shipping. 

Mandatory Candidate Information : please include the Title of the Certification Course that you wish to apply in the subject line when submitting the following information and attach a latest copy of your C.V. email to certification@gafm.com.my 

1) Full Name:     2) Shipping Address:     3) Name on Certificate:    4) Mobile number:

The GAFM/IBS International Board of Standards  is  the first graduate global Board of Standards for industry professionals to earn Accreditation under the TUV-OE European Standards for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 29990 Certification. GAFM is also a chartered member of the CHEA  Council for Higher Education Accreditation – International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality.

The GAFM International Board of Standards  is  the first graduate global Board of Standards for industry professionals to earn Accreditation under the TUV-OE European Standards for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 29990 Certification. GAFM is also a chartered member of the CHEA  Council for Higher Education Accreditation – International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality.  GAFM is listed as “International Board of Standards” in CHEA/CIQG.

Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.  ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.

For more than 10 years, ACBSP and GAFM have benefited from a mutual articulation agreement.  The current agreement between ACBSP and GAFM International Board of Standards states: 

  • All ACBSP baccalaureate/graduate degree schools that have attained accredited status will be officially recognized by the GAFM with an educational and degree path toward certification eligibility. 
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  • ACBSP accredited business school programs are recognized as GAFM/AAPM eligible programs for credentials listed at GAFM.COM.MY

The GAFM has earned ESQ Accreditation along with ISO 21001 Certification for Educational Organizations.  

The GAFM AAPM IBS International Board of Standards is the first certifying body in the world to achieve these qualifications and certificates of ISO 9001 and ISO 21001.  

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