Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA ™)

The LIFA™ (Licensed International Financial Analyst) program is administered by the International Research Association (IRA). The completion of all three exams in this program allows a professional to achieve recognition that they have attained the highest levels of professionalism and ethical standards in the investment industry. The main focus of the LIFA™ exam is to measure professional excellence in a broad curriculum of investment-related subjects.

Exam Details

Time Limit: 4 hours
Cost: Varies between $155 and $600
Passing Score: Unavailable
Number of Questions: 200
Format: Multiple Choice
Prerequisites: A U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent must be earned by December 31st of the year the first exam is attempted.
Exam Date(s): 260+ days throughout the year.
Exam Location: Moodle online (
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Exam Topic Weights

For an in-depth breakdown of the above topics described, refer to the PDF curriculum guide provided by the International Research Association

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