Membership Dues

Membership Type Dues
Regular or Affiliate $175
Student $60
Candidate $175
Retired $70

Note: Dues are collected on an annual basis from July 1 - June 30.

  • Regular and Affiliate Members: CFA Chicago dues are billed and collected by CFA Institute; CFA Institute dues for both Regular and Affiliate Members are $275.
  • Candidate Member and Student Member dues are billed and collected by CFA Chicago. You do not need to join CFA Institute to be a Candidate or Student Member of CFA Chicago.
  • CFA Society Chicago membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.

CFA Chicago dues are billed and collected by CFA Institute; CFA Institute dues for both Regular and Affiliate Members are $275. Candidate Member dues are billed and collected by CFA Chicago. You do not need to join CFA Institute to be a Candidate member of CFA Chicago.

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