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CFA® Program Registered Candidate Resources

CFA candidates: Login to access your study materials and exam-related tasks, such as changing your test center location and accessing your result.

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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

Study

Access your study materials

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Start your studies in the Learning Ecosystem (LES), a customized online learning tool that adapts to meet your unique study needs. The LES houses your entire curriculum, and includes practice questions, mock exam, built-in study planner, gamification, highlighting, flash cards, and more.

Download EPUB or PDF versions of the CFA Program curriculum.

Download EPUB or Kindle ebooks and PDF versions of the CFA Program curriculum.

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

Supplemental appendix for Level II readings

See what changes we made to the Level I curriculum.

See what changes we made to the Level II curriculum.

See what changes we made to the Level III curriculum.

See what changes we made to the Level I curriculum. Note that CFA Institute has made the decision to freeze the 2020 CFA Program® curriculum for two exam cycles. This means that all candidates who take the exam in 2021 will be tested using the current 2020 CFA Program® curriculum.

Note that CFA Institute has made the decision to freeze the 2020 CFA Program® curriculum for several upcoming exam cycles. This means that all candidates who take the exam in 2021 will be tested using the current 2020 CFA Program® curriculum. 

Note that CFA Institute has made the decision to freeze the 2020 CFA Program® curriculum for two exam cycles. This means that all candidates who take the exam in 2021 will be tested using the current 2020 CFA Program® curriculum.

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 28 April 2021)

Check the curriculum errata (updated 28 April 2021)

Check the curriculum errata (updated 28 April 2021)

Locations, Fees, & Deadlines

For the next exam

Register early to save and start studying.

Prepare

Plan, practice, and prepare

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 covered in these Demand and Supply Analysis (PDF) and Financial Reporting (PDF) 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 CFA® exam before your scheduled exam date. This same tutorial will be available to you on exam day. Please note that it is not intended to serve as a mock exam.

Exam Registration

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

The Exam

When, where, and how

If you have not yet scheduled your exam appointment, select your exam from the date and time options available at the center of your choice. Please note: after initial scheduling, if you wish to reschedule your exam appointment in your exam window, a USD 25 rescheduling fee will apply.

If you have not yet scheduled your exam appointment, select your exam from the date and time options available at the center of your choice. Please note: after initial scheduling, if you wish to reschedule your exam appointment in your exam window, a USD 250 rescheduling fee will apply.

Check the calendar for exam-related dates and deadlines.

View your registration confirmation and download a receipt.

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

Check for time-sensitive test center announcements.

Use our checklist, presented as a timeline to exam day, to make sure you have reviewed exam policies, know what to bring, what to wear, and more.

Make sure you read and understand the CFA exam policies.

What to expect at the exam center.

Learn more about the results process and timeline.

Access your December 2020 Level I and II CFA exam result.

Access your December 2020 Level III CFA exam result.

Access your February 2021 Level I CFA exam result.

Access your March 2021 Level I CFA exam result.

Access your April 2021 Level I CFA exam result.

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

Additional Resources

Tools and guidance

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