CFA Level I December 2016 Exam Class Start Date : July 16, 2016 - Registration in progress on first-come, first-served policy.
"Whereas there are tens of thousands of finance degrees available around the world, ranging from the excellent to the worthless, there is only one CFA, managed and examined by an American association of financial professionals, the CFA Institute. It used to be just an American qualification. But explosive growth has made it, in effect, global currency."
the economist feb 2, 2005.
CFA Institute lists CFA Program as a Post-graduate program which is equivalent to Masters in USA. In addition, UK's National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) has declared the CFA Program as equivalent to UK's Master's degree in finance.