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The International Research Association - Where Candidates Come First
How much are the exam registration and enrollment fees?
$155 to $600
(Waivers are available for Level III)
$600 to $1,395
(must begin with Level I)
May I bypass the first two levels through your Waiver Program?
How many days a year may I choose to complete my Level III Program?
If I fail a level, how long must I wait to retake that level again?
Level 1: 6 months
Level 2: 1 year
Level 3: 1 year
About The International Research Association
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the International Research Association is dedicated to providing finance and investment professionals around the world with the standard for professional certification based on the LIFA Program. Currently, LIFA candidates in 37 countries are enrolled in the LIFA Program, and have advocated the need for one industry-wide financial designation. The International Research Association awards the Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) designation.