CFA Exam Calculator Policy

Only two calculator models are authorized for use during CFA® Program exams:

  • Texas Instruments BA II Plus (including BA II Plus Professional)
  • Hewlett Packard 12C (including the HP 12C Platinum, 12C Platinum 25th anniversary edition, 12C 30th anniversary edition, and HP 12C Prestige)

Bring the approved calculator with you on exam day; calculators will not be available at the test center.

Your calculator will be inspected prior to the start of the exam and must remain on your desk in full view during your exam. Use or possession of an unauthorized calculator during the administration of the exam will result in your exam results being voided.

Calculator covers, keystroke cards, and loose batteries are permitted in the testing room; instruction manuals are not.

Find a Texas Instruments calculator distributor or purchase online.

Find a Hewlett Packard calculator distributor or purchase online.

CFA Institute does not profit from the sales of these calculators and does not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the calculators or any other products or services provided by these distributors.

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