Registration Pathway


American Academy of Financial Management India (AAFM India) is an organization and a Professional Standards Setting body that proactively guides the development and promotion of standards for Financial & Wealth Advisory Professionals to benefit and protect the public in the country. It is a Professional Membership & Certification organization-part of leading Global Confederation established by prominent financial service corporations with an objective to professionalize the concept of Financial and Wealth Advisory in India.

The candidates who wish to undergo the CWM®Certification Program (the ‘Program’) have to get registered with AAFM India. A candidate can register with AAFM India through one of the authorized Education Providers of AAFM India across India to pursue the program through Compulsory Pathway . However, certain candidates having specified work experience have an option of applying through Experience Pathway wherein they can get exempted for an examination subject to conditions.

The candidate may also register for the CWM certification through a special route of Corporate Membership Pathway.

Furthermore, a candidate after his/her registration with AAFM India in the education program would have a time span of 3 years to complete the program to seek the Certification from the date of registration.

Compulsory Pathway Experience Pathway
Experience Requirements Less than 3 Years of Financial Services. More than 3 Years of Relevant Financial Services.
Examination Both Level 1 and Level 2. Only Level 2
Fees Registration Fees Rs. 20,000 + GST 18.00% Registration Fees Rs. 20,000 + GST 18.00%
Examination Both Level 1 and Level 2. Only Level 2
Minimum Qualification to Register Intermediate but For Certification must be a Graduate Graduate
Days to First Exam 60 Days 30 Days
Validity of Examination Candidate needs to apply for Certification within 90 Days of Clearing the Level 2 Exam. Candidate needs to apply for Certification within 90 Days of Clearing the Level 2 Exam.
Validity of Examination
Level 1
The Validity of Level 1 Exam is 3 Years subject to Renewal of Registration N.A.

“ Note: The Candidate needs to apply for Certification within 90 Days of Clearing the Level 2 Exam. If a candidate fails to do so they need to clear the level 2 exam again. ”

Process Charts for Different Pathways

Pathway Process
Compulsory Pathway Online Registration
Offline Registration
Experience Pathway Online Registration
Offline Registration
Exam Process Examination Process