**Official Word from CFA Institute - Use of Designation**
Just got off the phone with CFA Institute. The “official” word is as follows:
The CFA Institute Board of Governors is scheduled to meet in early September. At this meeting, they will officially award charters to those who have met all charterholder requirements. Nobody can use the designation until the board has officially awarded them the charter. After the meeting, if you have been awarded the charter, you will see “CFA” after your name upon logging into your CFAI online account. An official letter will also be sent by mail, but you will see the change online well before the letter arrives.
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