Accreditation: an approved benchmark for knowledge and skills

Local and international regulators agree that the skills and knowledge of individuals operating in today's financial markets should meet an approved industry benchmark. Accreditation is recognised as a best practice way to set and maintain that benchmark.

AFMA accreditation is available to individuals employed by our members who operate in the over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange traded markets. To achieve accreditation, individuals must complete all the relevant requirements of one of the following programs:

In order to demonstrate foundational skills in ethical competency, individuals must complete all relevant requirements of the following program:

For further information on AFMA Accreditation, please refer the following:

* Note 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