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Venture Capital Principals

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Since you’ll need a strong finance background to be successful as a principal, it’s a good idea to become certified by professional associations. One of the most popular credentials is the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation, which is offered by the CFA Institute. To enroll in the CFA Program and register for the first exam (there are three levels of certification), applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

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