Would it be a violation to have new business cards printed up with the CFA designation as long as I didn’t use them until I receive the letter? I’ve had my work experience approved, so now I’m just waiting, and I just don’t want to wait even longer to get my business cards once I finally do get the letter!
My prev. employer printed out cards with the CFA designation after my name when I passed LI. He supposedly thought that would be enough for me to use the three letters. Needless to say I hid them away until later.
Just don’t use them until you get the letter and you’ll be fine.
i actually remmeber us discussing this pre-exam. sad that that stuck in my head. oh well - seems the people above also remember as they’re right.
“Would it be a violation to have new business cards printed up with the CFA designation as long as I didn’t use them until I receive the letter?” YES. You are hodling youself out as a CFA to the printer when you are not yet a CFA. Willy
What if the printer is an inanimate object?
its not a violation to have them printed…its a violation to use them prior to getting the go ahead.
I printed some that said Joey D. Vivre, Chairman of The Federal Reserve. I haven’t given any out yet.
are you really asking this question? who cares about ur business cards if u are not using them?
“What if the printer is an inanimate object?” Dumbarse, where I work I give my b-card instructions to an associate who probably e-mails my instructions to an HR or Marketing Representative. Thats two internal people who I would potentially be representing myself to as a CFA Charterholder - as in the example here - which would be offside. Willy
Of course it’s not a violation to print them. Is it a violation to print CFA after your name on a piece scrap paper to see what it looks like ? No. In the business world, many papers have to be printed before they can be legitimately distributed. Business cards are no different.
WillyR Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > “What if the printer is an inanimate object?” > > Dumbarse, where I work I give my b-card > instructions to an associate who probably e-mails > my instructions to an HR or Marketing > Representative. Thats two internal people who I > would potentially be representing myself to as a > CFA Charterholder - as in the example here - which > would be offside. > > Willy Willy, it’s not necessary to call me a Dumbarse. I have a thick enough skin not to care too much, but you should really stop and think before typing something like that without cause. You said that printing was a violation because you are representing yourself as a CFA to the people who print your cards. I pointed out (somewhat sarcastically) that you can print your cards yourself without representing yourself as a CFA to anyone. And, if you point out to your print staff that you’re just doing this because you hope you’ll be able to use them in the future, you’re in the clear. And if they don’t know Willy from Adam, you haven’t actually represented yourself as anything; it could be a theatre prop, for all they know.
I remember seeing an practice question very similar to this. The solution: it is ok to have them printed in advance, as long as you don’t use or distribute them until after you have the charter. For those that disagree, do you really think that having a box of business cards in your drawer constitutes a violation? How about having a box of business cards from a prior employer - are you misrepresenting yourself as being in your old position? Of course not - merely having the cards is not a violation; using them with the intent to misrepresent is.