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Financial Information Associate

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 newly formulated examination.

This first level certification is structured for:

  • Practitioners who are relatively new to the industry (typically between 1 and 3 years of experience). Certification will provide a robust and comprehensive foundation for your career.
  • Those working in a highly specialized department who seek to grow into other segments of the financial information industry. Certification will provide the impetus for you to gain increased insight into the broader industry.
  • Those working in another department/discipline not directly involved in market or reference data. Certification will provide you with an understanding of the primary issues facing your colleagues in market and reference data

Candidate Benefits

  • 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 seeking to expand 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.

Employer Benefits

  • 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.