I am a level III CFA candidate and waiting for my exam results to come out on August 11th - and yes I know, it’s kind of late to take a closer look at the work experience requirements for CFAI membership now and realize that part-time work is not accepted at all.
I’ve been working part-time as a financial analyst for an asset management firm for seven years and the work itself is highly relevant to what CFAI describes as qualifying work experience. But it’s all been part-time, 70% on average if you take 40 hours week as full time. If you consider that all of that is investment related, it surely meets the CFAI requirement of minimum 50% of a full-time occupation, on an hour equivalent basis. What particularly upsets me is that with no part-time work experience accepted *at all*, I have practically no chance of getting the charter. I have kids and was not planning to upgrade “officially” to full time any time soon.
Any thoughts on how I should go about this? Talk to CFAI? How do they check if your work experience is full or part time when reviewing membership applications? Anyone with similar experience out there?
Any advice would be highly appreciated.