(For Levels I and II select from the CFA® Program 16 Week Courses menu above)
We are only providing online classes at present due to low demand for in-person classes. In-person Level III classes are to resume as soon as demand picks up.
CFA® Program Overview
The CFA Program, administered by CFA Institute, sets the global standard for investment industry knowledge and ethical behaviour. CFA Institute determines the curriculum, administers the exam, and awards the charter. Known as the “gold standard” amongst financial industry professionals, the CFA charter is recognized as a significant benchmark within the financial community. A quote from The Financial Times reads: “Among the countless finance degrees around the world, the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification has become the gold standard.” The CFA Institute describes its program as a “globally recognised, graduate level curriculum that links theory and practice with real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills.” The program focuses on portfolio management, asset valuation, financial reporting and corporate finance.
The CFA Program consists of a series of three examinations (Levels I, II, and III). The Level I exam is offered four times per year, and the Level II and III exams twice a year.
Level III CFA® Program: Online Course
Financial Training Solutions is proud to partner with Kaplan Schweser! With 30 years as the proven global leader in CFA Program review, Kaplan Schweser is uniquely qualified to show you the way. Kaplan Schweser has constructed the most effective and comprehensive study packages in the industry and has helped hundreds of thousands of candidates prepare for CFA Program exams. Financial Training Solutions and Kaplan Schweser are members of the CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider Program.
With Kaplan Schweser’s classes, you will be guided through the entire CFA Program curriculum with an expert instructor. The classes will take you through all the important topics and drive the key concepts home to help you retain vital information. Structured, focused, motivated… this class experience can help you pass the CFA Program exam – The First Time!
With the OnDemand Class, you attend class on your own schedule with in-depth video lectures covering every topic in the CFA Program curriculum. The classes are archived in your online account, and can be accessed at any time. The OnDemand Class also includes five online workshop sessions, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions and work through complex practice problems with your instructor.
The SchweserNotes™ Videos are recorded videos that cover the SchweserNotes™ material. These videos are available to view at any time.
We have 2 training options:
Schweser OnDemand Class, and
Schweser OnDemand Class,
and no Schweser
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|SchweserNotes™ (5-volume set)||✓||✗|
|Mock Exams 1-4||✓||✗|
|Schweser OnDemand Review Workshop||✓||✗|
|Schweser’s Secret Sauce®||✓||✗|
|Price excl. VAT:||R14 200||R8 500|
|VAT:||R2 130||R1 275|
|Price incl. VAT:||R16 330||R9 775|
If you are selecting Option 1, our recommendation is to enrol early so that you can receive your Schweser study material as soon as possible so that you can begin your preparations. The Schweser study material is currently available.
Flexible payment options are available by arrangement. The prices do not include CFA Institute registration and exam fees. You need to register on the CFA Institute website (www.cfainstitute.org) and pay them the registration and exam fees.
To enroll for the course, you need to download the enrolment form below, complete it and email it to us with your proof of payment. The banking details are on the enrolment form. We do currently have space for the course.
Description of Schweser products:
- Weekly Online Class
The Weekly Online Class provides the same support as an in-person class with the convenience of online study. The classes do not have to be viewed live, as you have access to an archived version of the classes to be viewed at any time.
- Schweser Weekly Class Workbooks
The two-volume set of Weekly Class Workbooks contains the class material, examples, and questions to support your instruction.
- SchweserNotes™ Videos
The SchweserNotes™ Videos supplement your readings with recorded videos covering the SchweserNotes™ material.
- SchweserNotes™ (physical books and eBooks)
This 5-volume set contains complete coverage of all Learning Outcome Statements, exam tips and strategies, end-of-reading concept checkers, end-of-topic self tests and formula sheets.
- Book 1: Ethical & Professional Standards and Behavioral Finance
- Book 2: Capital Market Expectations, Asset Allocation, and Derivatives and Currency Management
- Book 3: Fixed Income and Equity
- Book 4: Alternative Investments and Private Wealth Management
- Book 5: Institutional Investors; Trading, Performance Evaluation, and Manager Selection; and Case Studies
- 4 Full-length Practice Exams, Vol. 1 & 2
Each exam mimics the length, format, and difficulty of the actual CFA Program exam, and provides detailed solutions.
- Checkpoint Exams
Checkpoint Exams assess your knowledge at 1/3 of the way through, 2/3 of the way through, and the end of the study program. These checkpoint questions mimic the difficulty and format of the actual CFA Program exam.
- SchweserPro™ QBank
This intuitive question bank provides over 1,700 questions designed to accurately assess and adapt to your understanding of the CFA Program curriculum.
- Schweser’s QuickSheet™
This foldable, 6-page, laminated document includes key formulas, definitions, and concepts for a quick review of every major topic in the CFA Program curriculum.
Some comments from candidates on our courses:
The quotes below are reproduced with permission. Should you wish to obtain the contact details of any of the candidates below, please let us know, and we will pass them on to you after the candidate gives us the necessary permission.
“I thought I would share my good news with you and let you know that I passed the Level III CFA Program exam. Thank you Financial Training Solutions team for all of the help and support throughout my CFA Program studies over the last few years, it made all the difference in the World and I don’t think that I would have managed to pass otherwise.”– Faryn Edelstein
“I just wanted to let you know I passed, and thank you once again for all the words of wisdom, constantly pushing us and ultimately preparing us for the exam.”– Refilwe Moroka, CFA
“I passed Level III! I am super excited about this. Also wanted to thank you for all the support you have given us, the courses and teachers are fantastic, materials are perfect and if I had to do this over again I would definitely come back to FTS.”– Susana Balenciaga, CFA
“If your goal is to become a CFA charterholder, then I’d highly recommend participating in Financial Training Solutions’ training programmes.They provide top-notch classes going through the relevant material, bring in insightful guest lecturers and facilitate other exam tips and prep to get you through all three levels.”– Arieh Esra
“I passed Level III of the CFA Program exam! I found FTS to be extremely useful and a great medium of learning over all 3 exams.”– Glynn Potgieter, CFA
“I just wanted to let you know that I passed the Level III CFA Program exam!!!! I am extremely relieved and happy. Thank you so much for the help, tips and guidance – you’re great at this lecturing thing. I hope many more get the benefit of your lecturing.”– Sizwe Mashinini, CFA
“I just wanted to share the good news with you – I have passed Level III. Thank you very much for your support and teachings along the way, I could not have done it without you guys.”– Kim-Leigh van der Westhuizen, CFA
“Thank you for everything across the 3 years, your course helped a substantial amount and got me through all three years in a row. I also made the top 10% this year, so very pleased with the result. Just to let you know that all your hard work does not go unnoticed.”– Alex Sprules, CFA
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