Are there guys who have already applied your reglar membership ? Explanation regarding professional reference is ambiguous and it is pretty difficult to understand who is eligible for reference. My previous susupervisor is not a charter holder. Is he eligible or not ?
Is that true i.e. the local society bit. I’ve one non-CFA supervisor, and one CFA but she’s in Pittsburgh and I’m in Luxembourg so hence, not a member of the Lux local society.
I’ve a mail into the CFA about this because I can’t get by the references bit in my application - no bother though, I’ll assume you guys are right and get on it with a friend who’s in the local society.
“You are not required to have Professional Reference Statements submitted from CFA charterholders. Your Professional References should be individuals who can speak to your work experience history. Supervisor references are preferred, but not required. You can find out more about our Reference requirements here. As you will see, you can have three Professional Reference Statements submitted in support of your application; if you have a Professional Reference Statement submitted from an active, Regular member of the society to which you are applying, you will only need two Professional Reference Statements.”