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Becoming AFMA Accredited

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Important changes to AFMA Accreditation

Please refer the following information with respect to recent changes in AFMA accreditation

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The purpose of AFMA accreditation is to provide a minimum education, training and experience standard for individuals working in financial markets for Member organisations. Accreditation within the financial markets has been designed to enhance efficiency and increase the market’s credibility, both domestically and internationally. By accrediting individual practitioners, AFMA, on behalf of its Member organisations, seeks to cultivate a disciplined, risk-aware, and knowledgeable market place.

Industry-based self-regulation is a constructive force in wholesale financial markets. Internationally there is an acceptance that participants should meet approved industry-developed competencies. Licensing or accreditation of participants is best practice in all developed financial centres and markets. Moreover, development of industry standards for individuals also makes good business sense, in addition to providing assurance to regulators of the high professional standards within Australia’s traded financial markets.


How to become AFMA accredited

To be eligible for accreditation, applicants must:

How to apply

When the above criteria are met, AFMA will email you the relevant Application for Accreditation form, alternatively email education@afma.com.au

If you have any further questions about becoming AFMA Accredited, please refer the AFMA Accreditation Guidelines or contact us.


* The Professionalism: Conduct & Ethics course is a mandatory requirement for all current accredited individuals and those completing the AFMA Financial Markets Program. Individuals completing the Macquarie Business School Financial Markets Certificate are not required to complete this.

+ individuals who were AFMA accredited (or enrolled in an AFMA Accreditation course) prior to 31 March 2019 have until 31 December 2021 to complete this course however must be enrolled no later than 30 June 2021. An alternative pathway exists for those individuals who have completed a FASEA-approved ethics bridging course (for further information please email education@afma.com.au).