CFA® Program Study Support
What to Study
As part of the CFA Program, you can use the following study materials to help you prepare for the exam:
How to Practice
Candidates also have access to practice questions and tests (mock exams). Questions are based on the current curriculum for the exam level you registered for, and they are in the same format as the questions on the actual exam.
- Practice: Practice questions based on lessons in the curriculum to help you assess your topic-level strengths and weaknesses.
- Tests: Tests are designed to mimic the exam-day experience as closely as possible. Each test is timed and structured with approximately the same topic area weights and level of difficulty as the actual exam. There are three tests for each level.
Additional Study Support
Registered candidates can access these and additional study materials in their Candidate Resources. Candidate report dedicating approximately 320 hours of study per exam.
Some candidates benefit from using exam-prep courses or materials.