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According to the CFA Institute, the three years of qualifying work experience in a financial field can be completed before the first level exam is written, during the time a candidate is preparing for CFA exam levels I, II, and III, or after the level III exam has been completed.

For detailed information on which jobs qualify, visit CFA Institute's official website here.



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