The Claritas computer-based exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and is administered in English at many Pearson VUE test centers around the world. See if the exam is offered in your area.
Candidates should allow up to two and a half hours at the test center, which includes time to
You will have 120 minutes to complete the exam questions and to review your answers (approximately 30 seconds to one minute per question). Throughout the exam you will be able to “flag” questions to review after you've completed the exam, but this review time is part of the 120 minutes allotted for the exam completion.
The exam questions cover all the topics included in your eBook; however, some topics are emphasized more than others. Below is the approximate weighting for each module and access to some sample exam questions.
Approximate Topic Weights*
||Ethics and regulation:
||Inputs and tools:
||Serving clients needs:
*Weightings are subject to slight variation to ensure an equal balance of difficulty for all candidates.
*Sample questions are provided as examples of the types of questions that may appear on an actual Claritas exam, but they do not predict what you will see on your exam.
At the Test Center
Learn more about the test center experience, including what to expect at check-in.
If the video does not display above, you can view it here.
You will receive a preliminary exam result on-screen immediately after you complete your exam at the test center. CFA Institute will email you once your official result is available in your account profile.
- If you passed the exam, you will receive your certificate 3 to 4 weeks after your official result has been posted. If your official result indicates you did not pass the exam, you may register to take the exam again.
- If you registered for the Claritas exam using an employer-issued voucher, you acknowledged and agreed that CFA Institute can share your exam result information with the entity that issued the voucher.
Log in and select the "Exam Results" tab to learn more.