Exemptions

Exemptions from CFtP Level 1 exams are based on prior programs or courses taken. Candidates can submit his/her exemption request through the exemption application form. No exemptions will be granted for Level 1AB Compulsory Foundation and Level 2 exams.

Exemptions are granted for accredited programs, as follow:

o   Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Finance – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and/or Level 1B Fintech depending on courses taken.
  • Master of Finance - Exempt from Level 1A Finance (depending on courses taken) and/or Level 1B Fintech.

o   School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

  • Bachelor of Finance – Exempt from Level 1A Finance.
  • Double degree program (FinTech Base Class) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and Level 1B Fintech.
  • MSc of Fintech –Exempt from Level 1A Finance and Level 1B Fintech.

o   National University of Singapore

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and/or Level 1B Fintech depending on courses taken.
  • Master of Science in Finance (MFIN)- Exempt from Level 1A depending on courses taken.

o   Singapore Management University

  • Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and Level 1B Fintech (depending on courses taken).

o   Nanyang Technological University Singapore

  • Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and Level 1B Fintech (depending on courses taken).
  • Master of Science (Financial Technology) – Exempt from Level 1B Fintech (depending on courses taken).

o   Indiana University Kelley Business School, USA

  • Master of Science in Finance (MSF) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance and/or Level 1B Fintech (depending on courses taken).

o   Murdoch University, Australia

  • Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance (Double Major) – Exempt from Level 1A Finance.

o   Degrees or qualifications from other institutions

  • Granted on case-by-case basis upon presentation of transcripts and course outlines. Please submit exemption request through the exemption application form.

Professional qualifications eligible for exemption

o   CFA – Passed Level 2

  • Exempt from Level 1A Finance.

o  CAIA – Passed Level 2

  • Exempt from Level 1A Finance.

Please note that the list of accredited programs and professional qualifications are subjected to continuous review and GFI reserves the right to update the list as it deems necessary. 

Form download :
Exemption Application form for All Candidates

Exemption Application form for Senior Executives

Exemption Application form for Candidates from Accredited Programs

You are encouraged to upload your completed exemption application form with the required supporting documents when you submit the program enrolment form on our website. Alternatively, you may also send the completed exemption application form with the required supporting documents in PDF format to info@globalfintechinstitute.org.