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Using LinkedIn to show off your CFA designation

Monday, April 27, 2020  
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Are You Displaying Your CFA Designation on LinkedIn?

CFA Institute has created a new brand campaign website geared towards individuals unaware of the CFA designation. To help people find local CFA charterholders, CFA Institute has partnered with LinkedIn to filter through users to find local charterholders. Your name might be missing from the list if you don’t present your charter properly.


How to Add Your Designation to your LinkedIn Profile

List your CFA designation or candidate level under Certifications in the Accomplishments section of your LinkedIn Profile. DO NOT place your CFA designation under Education, Experience, or Skills & Endorsements.

  • Select Add Profile Section
  • Under Background, select Licenses & Certifications
    • Certification Name: If your charter has been awarded, enter "Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder."
    • Issuing Organization: Enter "CFA Institute."
    • Box labeled "The certificate does not expire": CFA Institute members may check this box as long as you satisfy the requirements to maintain your status. In the event that you allow your membership to lapse, you must select the month and year that your membership lapsed.
    • Credential ID: Leave this field blank.
    • Certification URL: You may insert your digital badge URL
    • Issue Date: Select the month and year in which you received your charter.
  • Select Save

You may also add your charterholder digital badge to the About section of your LinkedIn profile. Learn more about your digital badge by clicking HERE

  • Select Add Profile Section
  • Select About
  • Under Media, select Link
  • Paste your digital badge URL and select Add, then Apply
  • Select Save

Finally, make sure to add CFA after your profile name. Learn more about how to update your Profile Name HERE.


To learn how to promote your designation or CFA candidacy on other social media platforms, click here

If you have earned the CIPM Designation or the Investment Foundations Certificate, click here to learn how to add it to LinkedIn.

Click here to view the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and the Trademark Usage Guide.

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