CFA Program Study Planner

    Note: The study planner will no longer be available after the December 2017 exam.
    December 2017 candidates: access your study planner in your candidate resources.

    When you first register for the exam, the "Remaining Study Time" displayed for each topic will be the longest amount of time possible. The estimated amount of remaining study time is based on:
    • The number of pages in the readings for that topic
    • The exam weight of the topic (See exam topic weights.)
    • The number of days remaining until the exam date
    Once you check the box to show you have completed a topic area:
    • The study planner will automatically adjust the remaining estimated study times, reallocating more or less time to the remaining topics.
    • A "Test your knowledge" link to the related topic tests will be displayed.

    Sample CFA Program Study Planner

    Below are the estimated study time suggestions for each Level I topic, based on the amount of time currently available for each exam.


You plan to register for the:

TopicRemaining Study Time
  • Ethical and Professional Standards

    25 Days
  • Quantitative Methods

    32 Days
  • Economics

    30 Days
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

    51 Days
  • Corporate Finance

    17 Days
  • Portfolio Management

    17 Days
  • Equity

    22 Days
  • Fixed Income

    25 Days
  • Derivatives

    10 Days
  • Alternative Investments

    5 Days
  • Time for Review

    12 Days