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CFA® Program

CFA Level I

Level I

CFA Level I

The Level I curriculum sets the foundation but covers a lot of material - across ten topics and 57 readings.

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CFA Level II

Level II

CFA Level II

Level II expands on the fundamentals of Level I but goes deeper in terms of analysis and calculation.

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CFA Level III

Level III

CFA Level III

The Level III curriculum is much more heavy weighted to portfolio management and wealth planning.

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CFA Program Exam Dates

The following are key dates for the Level I, II & III CFA exam. Consult the CFA Institute for the latest updates.

Level I Exam Dates

Feb 2023 - Level I

  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    17 Sep 2022
  • Registration Closes
    08 Nov 2022
  • Scheduling Deadline
    16 Nov 2022
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    13 Jan 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    14 - 20 Feb 2023

May 2023 - Level I

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    09 Aug 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    09 Nov 2022
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    17 Dec 2022
  • Registration Closes
    31 Jan 2023
  • Scheduling Deadline
    15 Feb 2023
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    14 Apr 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    16 - 22 May 2023

Aug 2023 - Level I

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    14 Nov 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    1 Feb 2023
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    25 Mar 2023
  • Registration Closes
    09 May 2023
  • Scheduling Deadline
    24 May 2023
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    21 Jul 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    22 - 28 Aug 2023

Nov 2023 - Level I

  • Exam Dates Not Yet Released
Level I

Level II Exam Dates

May 2023 - Level II

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    09 Aug 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    02 Nov 2022
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    17 Dec 2022
  • Registration Closes
    31 Jan 2023
  • Scheduling Deadline
    15 Feb 2023
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    21 Apr 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    23 - 27 May 2023

Aug 2023 - Level II

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    14 Nov 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    01 Feb 2023
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    25 Mar 2023
  • Registration Closes
    09 May 2023
  • Scheduling Deadline
    24 May 2023
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    28 Jul 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    29 Aug - 02 Sept 2023

November 2023 - Level II

  • Exam Dates Not Yet Released
Level II

Level III Exam Dates

February 2023 - Level III

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    10 May 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    09 Aug 2022
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    17 Sep 2022
  • Registration Closes
    08 Nov 2022
  • Scheduling Deadline
    16 Nov 2022
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    20 Jan 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    21 - 23 Feb 2023

August 2023 - Level III

  • Registration and Scheduling Window Opens
    14 Nov 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline
    01 Feb 2023
  • Deadline to register with invoice payment option
    25 Mar 2023
  • Registration Closes
    09 May 2023
  • Scheduling Deadline
    24 May 2023
  • Rescheduling Deadline
    28 Jul 2023
  • CFA Exam Dates
    29 Aug - 05 Sep 2023
Level III

CFA Exam Calculator Policy

Two calculator models are permitted for use during the CFA Program exams.

Texas Instruments

  • BA II PlusTM
  • BA II PlusTM Professional
Texas Instruments BA II Plus Texas Instruments BA II Plus Professional Calculator

Hewlett Packard

  • HP 12C
  • Including the following similar models:
    • HP 12C Platinum
    • HP 12C Platinum 25th Anniversary edition
    • HP 12C 30th Anniversary edition
    • HP 12C Prestige
Hewlett Packard 12C Calculator
See our resources section for tips and info for using the calculator
Calculator Use

We know preparation for the CFA exam can be overwhelming.
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KeyPoint Learning offers multiple study packages, suited for different budgets and requirements.
Specific pricing for our CFA Level I study packages, is available here: CFA Level I Study Packages
Level I
Level II
Level III
The CFA Program covers 10 topic areas:
Topic Level I Level II Level III Functional Area
Ethical & Professional Standards 15 - 20% 10 - 15% 10 - 15% Ethical & Professional Standards
Quantitative Methods 8 - 12% 5 - 10% - Tools
Economics 8 - 12% 5 - 10% 5 - 10%
Financial Statement Analysis 13 - 17% 10 - 15% -
Corporate Issuers 8 - 12% 5 - 10% - Portfolio Management & Analysis
Portfolio Management 5 - 8% 10 - 15% 35 - 40%
Equity Investments 10 - 12% 10 - 15% 10 - 15% Assets
Fixed Income 10 - 12% 10 - 15% 15 - 20%
Derivatives 5 - 8% 5 - 10% 5 - 10%
Alternative Investments 5 - 8% 5 - 10% 5 - 10%
See the following for additional information about Level I , Level II , Level III or refer directly to the institute website: CFA Institute
Level I
Level II
Level III
Exam sittings for 2023 are as follows:
Level Exam Sittings
Level I February
May
August
November
Level II May
August
November
Level III February
August
For additional exam dates, refer directly to the institute website: CFA Institute
Level I
Level II
Level III

The best way to prepare for the CFA Exam is to sign up for a CFA Review prep course. In addition to finding a suitable CFA Review course, it's also crucial to ensure the necessary time is dedicated to studying. Utilizing all resources will improve changes of success on exam day.

Additional exam and study planning suggestions are available here: Study Planning Information
Level I
Level II
Level III
300 hours recommended minimum

According to a recent survey conducted by the CFA Institute the average study hours of CFA Candidates was as follows:

Level Average Study Hours
Level I 303
Level II 328
Level III 344
Level I
Level II
Level III
Enrollment for the CFA exam is a two-step process:
  1. Create an account
  2. Register for a specific exam sitting

See the following link for a video outlining the full process: CFA Exam Registration Overview

Registration link here: CFA Enrollment & Registration
Level I
Level II
Level III
As part of the registration process, there are specific entrance requirements. To qualify, one of the following is needed:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Student in Final Year
  • Professional Experience (4,000 hours of relevant work experience)
Level I
Level II
Level III
According to the CFA Institute - CFA Exam Calculator Policy, only two types of calculators are authorized for use:
Texas Instruments
  • BA II PlusTM
  • BA II PlusTM Professional
Hewlett Packard
  • HP 12C
  • Including the following similar models:
    • HP 12C Platinum
    • HP 12C Platinum 25th Anniversary edition
    • HP 12C 30th Anniversary edition
    • HP 12C Prestige
Tips & suggestions on calculator use is available here: Calculator Use
Level I
Level II
Level III
The CFA Level I exam is conducted four times a year, during the following months:
  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November
For additional Level I exam dates see here or refer directly to the institute website: CFA Institute
Level I
Level II
Level III

Level I Study Packages

 
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