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Test Center Information

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As CFA® Program transitions to computer-based testing, test center locations and policies will vary based on the level and timing of your exam. In December 2020, Levels I-III will be available in traditional paper-based exam format. Beginning in Feb 2021, the Level I exam will shift to computer-based testing only.

Paper-Based Testing

CFA® Program exams are offered in over 170 locations around the world
  1. When you register for an exam, you select an exam location.

  2. CFA Institute secures qualified test center venues to accommodate the number of candidates in each location. Test center change requests are granted based on availability.

  3. Your test center venue is listed on your exam admission ticket (available approximately four weeks prior to the exam date) and in your CFA Institute online account. Special instructions regarding parking, lunch options, and other details may be available for your test center.

Computer-Based Testing

CFA® Program computer-based exams are offered in more than 400 locations globally.
  1. Register for your exam first, then self-schedule your exam appointment at a secure, proctored test center (login required). Appointments must be scheduled by the deadline (typically 60 days before the start of the exam window).

  2. Appointments are based on first-come, first-served basis and there is a USD 250 rescheduling fee if you wish to change your appointment.

  3. Once scheduled, you can access test center information in your CFA Institute online account. Special instructions regarding parking, lunch options, and other details may be available for your test center.

Test Center Change Requests

Paper-Based Testing

Test centers have limited seating and requests are processed based on availability. Change requests must be submitted (4) four business days prior to your exam date. Requests for an alternate test center within the same metropolitan area will not be accepted.

To request a different test center location, you will need to login to your account and select Change Test Area. On the next screen, select "Change My Test Center." If you have an emergency test center change request after the deadline, you must call us. Any other method of communication cannot be guaranteed a response.

Before the Release of Exam Admission Tickets

  • If your desired test center is not currently listed, it has reached capacity. If a seat becomes available later, the test center will reopen. You may continue to check the list periodically to see if a seat has become available.
  • The requested change is automatic, and you will not receive additional confirmation.

After the Release of Exam Admission Tickets 

  • If a test center is available to select, your request will be submitted for review as test centers have limited seating and requests are processed based on availability.
  • You will be notified via email within two (2) U.S. business days regarding the status of your request.

Computer-Based Testing

After registering, you must schedule your exam appointment by the deadline. If you need to reschedule your exam appointment in your exam window, log into your CFA Institute account and click the Manage your Exam link. Test centers have limited seating and requests are processed based on availability. There is a USD 250 fee for any appointment reschedules.

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