Keeping skills and knowledge current
Continuing education helps participants in the financial markets keep their knowledge and skills current. To maintain their accreditation, all members must participate in at least 20 hours of continuing education each year.
What qualifies as continuing education?
To qualify as continuing education hours, an activity must be structured with an agenda and a clear set of objectives.
AFMA offers a flexible and practical series of training options that help you keep on top of your continuing education requirements. These include face-to-face workshops, online training and structured networking events. Completing our qualification programs will also count towards your accumulated continuing education hours.
What is a development pathway?
All of the continuing education programs we offer are mapped to a particular level. These levels enable you to follow a professional development pathway in a given topic area. These levels are:
- Level 1 – build your knowledge to the level of 'functional awareness'
- Level 2 – develop interpretive and calculation skills
Level 3 – ongoing skills development
Areas of study
Continuing education programs are available across a broad range of topic areas:
- Foreign Exchange
- Interest Rate Markets
- Regulation & Compliance