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CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Exam Information

In September 2018, CFA Institute announced that the Investment Foundations Program became free for everyone. The program’s assessment (exam) will be changing in February to an online experience. Read our FAQs about the change here, and look for updates to our policies below as we implement the changes.

Test Center Locations

The Investment Foundations exam is offered at many Pearson VUE test centers around the world. After you register, you can schedule your own exam appointment at your preferred test center.

Find an Investment Foundations exam location near you

Exam Structure

After you register, you will schedule your exam appointment. You must sit for the exam within 6 months (180 days) of the day your exam registration is confirmed.

The exam is computer-based and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. You have 2 hours to complete the exam.

Prepare for exam day

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