Continuous Professional Development Program

Continuous Professional Development Program

Once you have achieved the “certified” or “chartered” status from one of AAFM™’s approved academic or accredited professional training programs, you will achieve the exclusive status as a Certified Member of the global AAFM™ family.

Benefits of being AAFM™ “Certified”

AAFM™ has been recognizing professional excellence by awarding “certified” or “chartered” status. Managing your professional development through AAFM™ will give you formal recognition of your development, proving to current and potential employers and business partners that you are serious about your career and about maintaining your knowledge and skills.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program

An AAFM™ certification holds the status of an up-to-date, experienced and qualified financial professional that has the potential to contribute to the advance of his or her practice area. Upon achieving an AAFM™ certification, you will need to continue to qualify as a Certified Member through our AAFM™ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. Due to differing market conditions and professional requirements, AAFM™’s Board of Standards has developed the CPD program to suit the Asian and Middle Eastern market. The CPD program has been designed to help you progress and get ahead in your career within the financial industry. Our CPD program offers our Asia and Middle East based members to be able to take control of his or her own professional development in order to retain the AAFM™ certification and Certified Member status.

Ongoing learnings

At AAFM™, we believe that learning does not only happen in the classroom. In fact, probably some of the most important learnings are out in the work environment. The CPD program has been developed to be convenient for you, around your everyday work and giving you credit for your ongoing learning activities. Professional activities that you routinely participate in are recognized as fulfilling a part of your CPD requirements. This includes visiting industry events, attending training courses and reading industry publications.

CPD requirements

Upon the award of your certification, you are waived from CPD requirements for the 1st year. From the 2nd year onwards, you are required to complete 10 CPD points annually in order to keep your status as a Certified Member and a member-in-good-standing status.

The following activities can count towards your CPD requirements.

Training workshops and courses (including long distance training courses)

You will receive CPD points for participating in other AAFM™ or other professional training course.
(1 hour of related training course = 1 CPD point)

Research contribution (in electronic or printed publication)

You may submit a written case study (minimum 3000 words) to AAFM™ or contribution to an article published in a peer reviewed journal to qualify for CPD points.
(400 words = 1 CPD point)

Presentations & trainings

Key note speeches at relevant industry function or presentation of any relevant courses or seminars qualify for CPD points.
(1 hour presentation = 2 CPD points)

Industry conferences & seminars

Participation in industry conferences and seminars will qualify you for CPD hours.
(2 hours = 1 CPD point)

Other professional qualifications

We recognize other professional qualifications that you may have achieved during your AAFM™ membership year. This may include designations that you have secured, including CFP, CFA, CPA and other similar qualifications.
(Professional certification = 10 CPD points)

Qualifying for AAFM™ membership status

Membership will be renewed and your name will be added to our AAFM™ members’ directory. To check your membership status, please see Members’ Verification.