About Us

Our Mission

The ETF Institute is the first and only independent organization providing ETF industry professionals and financial advisors with certification, education, and training pertaining to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). By granting the Certified ETF Advisor (CETF®) designation and upholding it as the recognized industry standard, we seek to help financial professionals increase their knowledge of ETFs, enhance their careers, and benefit the general investing public. The ETF Institute awards this designation to candidates who successfully pass a comprehensive examination, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of foundational ETF concepts.

ETF Education

The ETF Institute is the first and only independent organization providing ETF industry professionals and financial advisors with certification, education, and training pertaining to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). By granting the Certified ETF Advisor (CETF®) designation and upholding it as the recognized industry standard, we seek to help financial professionals increase their knowledge of ETFs, enhance their careers, and benefit the general investing public. The ETF Institute awards this designation to candidates who successfully pass a comprehensive examination, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of foundational ETF concepts.

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Source: ETFGI.com

Most Important in Terms of Selecting an ETF

Exact exposure of the underlying index.
Expense Ratio
Historical Performance
ETF issuer
Tracking error
Tax efficiency
Trading spreads

Source: ETF.com