Dr. Carl Schweser, a finance professor at the University of Iowa, founded the Schweser Study Program in 1990. He produced study notes for the Level I CFA® exam out of the basement of his Iowa City home. Prior to starting his own company, Schweser had taught CFA exam prep courses for the Study Seminar for Financial Analysts (SSFA) in Windsor, Ontario.

Working closely with Dr. Schweser was Andy Temte, a doctoral student who had come to the University of Iowa in 1989. Temte helped produce Level I CFA study materials alongside Schweser. Together, they introduced Level II and Level III CFA study materials in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Schweser Study Program was off the ground.

Schweser and Temte led a small staff of dedicated employees who saw their Schweser Study Program become the CFA industry leader by the mid-1990s. After earning his PhD in finance, Dr. Temte returned to his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1996. He began producing supplemental materials to the Schweser Study Program under the name of Temte’s Financial Education. Temte produced flashcards and audio-video materials out of his home and expanded the company’s product offerings.

Continued growth throughout the 1990s eventually caught the eye of educational giant Kaplan, Inc. In November of 1999, Kaplan acquired the Schweser Study Program. Knowing his company was in good hands, Dr. Schweser made the decision to retire after the acquisition. In May of 2000, Andy Temte was named president and CEO of Schweser Study Program, and the company headquarters were moved from Iowa City to La Crosse.

Since 1999, with the full backing of Kaplan, Inc., and its parent company, Graham Holdings, Kaplan Schweser has been the world leader in providing premier CFA exam prep materials and continues to be the most trusted name in the industry.

Even though Schweser has been a part of a larger organisation for several years, we have never forgotten our roots. Kaplan Schweser is still committed to helping our customers achieve their educational and professional goals. We continually update and expand our CFA materials. In addition, we offer quality exam prep materials for other advanced financial designations, including CAIA®, FRM®, CFA Institute Investment Foundations™, and CFP® certification.

For the convenience of our students, Kaplan Schweser can deliver content in every imaginable format: from traditional books and flashcards to online courses, Internet applications, and mobile device technologies. Simply put, there are no better materials available on the market and no one who can deliver them with more diversity, convenience, or ease than Kaplan Schweser!

The People Behind Kaplan Schweser

Currently, Kaplan Schweser has 12 full-time faculty members who are CFA charterholders, as well as 13 full-time faculty members who hold either a CAIA, FRM, or CFP® certification. Our full-time faculty members, along with over 50 adjunct faculty, conduct seminars and prepare efficient and effective training and study materials for our customers.

Virtually all our adjunct faculty have designations in the field in which they are teaching. Because they have first-hand knowledge of the exams, our instructors and authors understand what it takes to prepare for the CFA, CAIA, FRM, or CFP® exams and how to pass them. They have extensive experience teaching in these programs, as well as in universities, across the United States and Canada.

Kaplan Schweser is student-focused, results-driven, and fully committed to helping individuals and organisations worldwide obtain financial certifications and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. We strive for greatness, so our customers can do the same. After all, it’s your success that determines ours.

Kaplan Learning Institute

Kaplan Learning Institute has established itself as one of the leading private education institution and corporate training provider in Singapore.

In recognition of its education quality and service excellence, Kaplan Learning Institute was also recently awarded the “Best Corporate Training Provider” for Computer Science & IT, Finance Management and Senior Management & Leadership by JobsCentral Learning, Training & Education Development Awards 2017 and “Leading Corporate Training & Skills Development Provider” by BERG Icons of Learning 2017.

Through its two entities – Kaplan Financial and Professional – Kaplan Learning Institute offers more than 200 programmes for young and adult learners to pursue their qualifications of interest with professional education partners such as Chartered Financial Analyst Institute(CFA Institute), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA Association) and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ).

With a focus on training excellence, Kaplan Learning Institute has been accorded a number of honours by our partners, demonstrating our commitment to achieve excellent standards of learning facilities and provide outstanding student support. Widely recognised as an institution with dedicated lecturers and a proven track record of exceptional pass rates, Kaplan Learning Institute will equip students with the skills and confidence they need to shine in the challenging industry today.

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“The Kaplan Schweser family is composed of top professionals, with background in the financial industry as well as high communication skills. In my opinion, they are the best guides for the CFA journey.”

Alberto W., Level III

“My experience with Kaplan Schweser included only positive emotions and great pass rates.”

Vadim, Level II

“The Kaplan Schweser family is composed of top professionals, with background in the financial industry as well as high communication skills. In my opinion, they are the best guides for the CFA journey.”

Alberto W., Level III

“My experience with Kaplan Schweser included only positive emotions and great pass rates.”

Vadim, Level II

“The Kaplan Schweser family is composed of top professionals, with background in the financial industry as well as high communication skills. In my opinion, they are the best guides for the CFA journey.”

Alberto W., Level III