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CFA Exam Study Materials

When you register for the CFA Program, you will gain access to a variety of study tools and resources to help you prepare for the exam. We will support you with our learning ecosystem and community along your path to become a CFA charterholder.

  • Official program curriculum
  • Study sessions for each level
  • Custom study plans designed just for you
  • Practice questions throughout the curriculum
  • Mock exam, mimicking the exam-day experience
  • Study resources and tips

This content is only available to registered candidates of the CFA Program.

Exam Preparation

Plan, practice, and prepare

New requirement for CFA Program.
You must complete a Practical Skills Module to receive your exam result.

Review the study session outlines.

Know your abbreviations (PDF) and Learning Outcome Statement (LOS) command words (PDF). Common abbreviations are not spelled out in the exam questions.

Candidates should be familiar with the material on Quantitative Methods, Economics, and Financial Statement Analysis covered in the prerequisite readings.

Review the study session outlines.

Know your abbreviations. Common abbreviations are not spelled out in the exam questions.

Review the study session outlines.

Know your abbreviations. Common abbreviations are not spelled out in the exam questions.

Remember this advice when you sit for the Level III essay exam.

If you'd like additional exam prep, view our list of Approved Prep Providers.

Familiarize yourself with the software features of the exam.

Locations, Fees, & Deadlines

For the next exam

Register early to save and start studying.

Study Tools

Access your study materials

(Available for purchase)
Enhance your exam studying with the official supplemental CFA Program study package.

The Learning Ecosystem (LES) is a personalized tool that fits your study style. The LES contains your entire curriculum, with features like practice questions, study planner, mock exams, and more. Access the LES online and via the Apple® App Store and the Google Play store.

The Learning Ecosystem (LES) is a personalized tool that fits your study style. The LES contains your entire curriculum, with features like practice questions, study planner, mock exams, and more. Access the LES online and via the Apple® App Store and the Google Play store.[No text in field]

Download PDF or eBook versions of the CFA® Program curriculum.

Candidates should be familiar with the material covered in these Demand and Supply Analysis (PDF) and Financial Reporting (PDF) readings.

Download PDF versions of the CFA® Program curriculum.

Practice problems for Asset Allocation with Real-World Constraints (reading 20)

Supplemental appendix for Level II readings

Download the Financial Ratio List for Level II candidates.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2022 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2020 on our website.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2022 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2020 on our website.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2022 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2020 on our website.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2023 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2022 on our website.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2023 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2022 on our website.

Purchase a print version of the Level I curriculum.

Purchase a print version of the Level II curriculum.

Purchase a print version of the Level III curriculum.

Errata

Curriculum Errata

Check the curriculum errata (updated 29 January 2024) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 31 October 2023) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 29 January 2024) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 31 October 2023) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 31 October 2023) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 29 January 2024) or view how to submit a curriculum error report.

Check the curriculum errata (updated 23 February 2023)












Exam Registration

Exam registration is a two-step process. You must first register for your exam; then schedule your actual exam appointment. Watch our video to see the full process and learn what to expect! (Available in English and Mandarin Chinese 中文普通话版)

Check your international passport to ensure it meets the requirements for exam registration.

The CFA Program curriculum has been updated to equip candidates with knowledge and skills that reflect current practice. All candidates who sit for exams in 2023 will be tested on the updated curriculum. See what’s changed since 2022 on our website.

The Exam

When, where, and how

If you have not yet scheduled your exam appointment, don’t delay! Watch our video to see how the scheduling process works (Available in English and Mandarin Chinese 中文普通话版). 

Check the calendar for exam-related dates and deadlines.

Confirm the name in your CFA Institute account matches your international travel passport, and that your passport does not expire before your exam date.

Use our checklist, presented as a timeline to exam day, to make sure you are prepared for exam day.

Make sure you read and understand the CFA exam policies.

Learn more about the results process and timeline.

February 2023 Level III exam results will be emailed and available online on 13 April 2023, after 9:00 am ET.

February 2023 Level I exam results will be emailed and available online on 28 March 2023, after 9:00 am ET.

Access your August 2022 Level II CFA exam result.

Access your May 2022 CFA exam result.

Access your November 2022 Level I CFA exam result.

Access your August 2022 Level III CFA exam result.

Access your August 2021 CFA exam result.

Exam results are available online for approximately one year after the exam.

Additional Resources

Tools and guidance

Join the LinkedIn CFA Program candidate group.

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