This website is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, 20 July 5:00 p.m. CDT - Sunday, 21 July 2:00 a.m. CDT. During this time, you may not be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel test appointments. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

American Academy of Financial Management™ (AAFM™) Certifications

If you are an Indian student, click here.

AAFM Financial Certifications

The American Academy of Financial Management™ is a worldwide Board of Standards and Financial Professional Organization, with members in 151+ countries offering exclusive certified designations, charters, and masters certification to candidates who meet the high standards. AAFM Board of Standards approves and recognized top 800+ Accredited Business Schools, Law Schools and Programs around the world.

The Certfications offered worldwide by the AAFM are as follows:

Category Certification Examination
Financial Analysis & Research Accredited Financial Analyst® AFA® Foundation Level ( Level 1) Examination
Advanced Level (Level 2) Examination
Wealth Management Chartered Wealth Management® CWM® Level 1 Certification Examination

AAFM Board Certification and Designations are certification credential marks for Wealth Managers, Financial Analysts, Investment Bankers, Accountants etc. conferred by the American Academy Board of Standards. To receive authorization or accreditation to use AAFM Board Certification and Designations, the candidate must meet education, degree, examination, experience, continuing education, and ethics requirements, and pay good standing or certification fees.

Note: Although clearing of the AAFM certification examination is an important step towards grant of the Designation / Certification, it does not automatically entitle the candidate for the certification / designation. For the grant of the Certification / Designation, the candidate needs to complete the certification process with AAFM. Candidates are advised to visit AAFM Global Website for details in this regards.


Before scheduling and examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Met the prerequisites for the certification;
  2. Registered with AAFM Global as a candidate;
  3. Completed an online Student Registration Form on the AAFM Global Website;
  4. Received an examination authorization email from Pearson VUE providing you with your login details and notifying you that you are now eligible to start the scheduling process.
  5. You must Log in to your Pearson Vue AAFM Candidate Account to schedule your AAFM Exam and pay the requisite fees.

Your examination authorization email will provide you with the last dates you are eligible to take the exam. It is up to you to make an appointment and take the exam before the eligibility expires. Exam appointment may be made up to one business day in advance. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Before scheduling an exam appointment, you must be registered for the AAFM Certification exam on the AAFM Global website and received an authorization to test mail from Pearson VUE.

Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day a candidate wishes to test, subject to availability. Testing times and locations are available on “first come, first served” basis.

Last updated 2023-07-21