Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At CFA Institute, the health and safety of our employees, stakeholders, and affiliates around the globe is our top priority.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak remains a very fluid situation, and please be assured that we are monitoring the effects to health, safety, and travel mobility.

We seek to make decisions that: prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved; are informed by data; are fair and equitable in their treatment of all concerned parties; and that are viable and sustainable.

We understand that this remains a stressful and trying situation, and we ask for your understanding as we seek to make decisions in a timely and well-informed manner.

December CFA Program Exams

We appreciate this may be a concerning time for candidates. We are carefully tracking pandemic-related restrictions around the globe. If local situations require a change in plans, we will adapt as needed, following local public health policies. We will be implementing social distancing protocols in exam locations. As the December exam date gets closer, we will react to specific situations related to the pandemic and inform candidates of our plans.

Membership Renewal and Professional Leave Requirements

To support our members in this time, we have made the following adjustments to the renewal process for the 2020–2021 membership year.

  • We are waiving the five-year membership requirement of our professional leave policy so that all members not currently working full time in the industry as a result of the pandemic are eligible for reduced membership fees.
  • We have extended the deadline to renew to 31 August. Although the membership year ends on 30 June, members will still be able to access member benefits through 31 August.

Please visit our Membership Renewal page for more information.

CFA Institute Events

We are evaluating our conference calendar on a case-by-case basis using the most current and reliable information available from health and travel authorities. We will cancel programs if necessary — and have done so already in certain instances. We are monitoring unfolding events closely and reviewing all available options — including holding virtual events — on an ongoing basis.

Please visit the Annual Conference website for an important update on the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Conference.

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