The CFA® Program consists of a series of three examinations (Levels I, II, and III) that must be taken in succession.

A minimum of 300 hours of preparation per CFA Program exam level is recommended, although some candidates will need more or less time, depending on their individual backgrounds and experience. There is no limit to the number of times you can take each exam, and you can take as much time as you need to complete the program.

The CFA Program curriculum is dynamic and changes annually to meet the nature and complexity of the global investment profession.

Registration and CFA® Exam Dates

February 2021

Level I February Computer Based Exam Dates:

  • February 23 - March 1, 2021

Registration and scheduling windows open:

  • June 16, 2020

Early registration deadline:

  • August 13, 2020

Registration closes:

  • December 7, 2020

Scheduling deadline:

  • December 14, 2020

Rescheduling deadline:

  • January 25, 2021

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Effective preparation requires a study schedule that covers the entire CFA Program curriculum and practice that resembles exam content. Our Packages create a study plan adaptive to your schedule and include integrated study tools that provide practice of key concepts of the curriculum.