Professional certification from FISD will establish your credentials in the increasingly complex and competitive financial information industry. The Financial Information Associate (FIA) certification is the first formal accreditation for market and reference data practitioners and will only be awarded to those who pass this formal examination.


Has something come up? You can move your exam. Changes to your exam schedule (canceling or rescheduling) are self-service through your Kryterion account (self-service username and password retrieval is available) and must be completed at least 72 hours in advance of the originally scheduled exam date, or else the exam fee is forfeit. No exceptions. Contact Hope Wilkes with questions. FISD staff will make every attempt to address queries within a reasonable amount of time, but failure to receive a response to your question from FISD in time to accommodate the 72-hour rule will not excuse you from that rule.

Get your FIA plaque.
Contact Hope Wilkes when you pass the exam to confirm your mailing address for your free FIA plaque. If a different name than the one you used to register for the test should appear on the plaque, be sure to mention that in your message.

For Candidates

  • Be guided – by a clearly-structured and well-articulated syllabus designed by industry experts with a practical vision of what is needed in today’s workplace.
  • Be recognized – for expanding your knowledge of a broad range of highly relevant issues facing the market and reference data workforce.
  • Be rewarded – for your hard work, your intellectual rigor, and for differentiating yourself in the workplace.

For Employers

  • Recruit more effectively – identify the best staff by using additional meaningful and trustworthy information on which to base your decisions.
  • Improve productivity – enhance your staff’s career development as they acquire new skills and expand their understanding of the complex operating environment of the financial information industry. You gain a more capable, effective and productive workforce.


Register online to take the test in convenient locations across the globe.

Contact Us

Main Contact:
David Anderson
Tel: +44 (0) 1825 791382

Additional Contacts:
Hope Wilkes
Communications Manager, FISD
Tel: (202) 789-4492

Tom Davin
Managing Director, FISD
Tel: +1 (202) 789-4465