Frequently Asked Questions - General Products
- CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
- What products do you have?
- Why can't I reuse last year's SchweserNotes™?
- Can I purchase the updates individually?
- Can I return the study materials if I don't like them?
- What is included in the Schweser Flashcards?
- What is the difference between online class and video instruction?
- I can't find my Study Planner.
- Where are the Instructor-led Office Hours?
- What time will the Instructor-led Office Hours will be shown in my country?
- Where do I register to take the CFA exam?
- I have a White Box when I open my Video CDs.
- I am receiving the "Could not create PDF Window" error.
- Are updates for SchweserPro™ Question Bank posted somewhere?
- Can I receive CPE credits for attending a Kaplan Schweser CFA live class or seminar?
- How do I access my online tools?
- Can the Early Season Discount be combined with any other offer or promotion?
What products do you have?
We offer both instructional and self-study packages tailored for your personal needs and budget. Self-study packages include our incomparable SchweserNotes™ and practice exams; instructional packages contain those study tools plus our renowned live (in select locations) or online expert instruction. Additional tools like Flashcards, Final Review Pack, and Mock Exams give you the confidence you need to pass the grueling CFA® exam.
Why can't I reuse last year's SchweserNotes™?
Every summer, CFA Institute announces its new curriculum. CFA Institute adds new readings, drops old readings and alters many of the learning outcomes associated with old readings. This requires a complete rewrite of the previous year's SchweserNotes. Kaplan Schweser also writes new sample exams to reflect the changes in the study guide. Because of these changes, previous editions of the Kaplan SchweserNotes are not the best source of study materials. LOS revisions and additions, new readings, and the elimination of readings make relying exclusively on past year's products for the current year's exam problematic.
Can I purchase the updates individually?
No. Kaplan Schweser rewrites all materials each year to reflect any curriculum changes.
Can I return the study materials if I don't like them?
Please click here to view our return policy.
What is included in the Schweser Flashcards?
The Schweser Flashcards contain the main points of the readings along with learning outcomes and have been designed for use as a quick review as well as a reference source. They are an excellent way for a candidate to focus on the main points covered by a Learning Outcome Statement. Candidates may choose to use the Flashcards to overview a topic prior to more in-depth study or as a follow-up to check comprehension after a more in-depth study. They also are an excellent late season option for those who are trying to synthesize as much material as possible prior to the examination. Schweser's flashcards are color coded and sold with a convenient travel package.
What is the difference between online class and video class?
Schweser's live online classes give you access to our expert instructors – all CFA charterholders who know what it takes to succeed. Online classes are presented live and archived so you can review them anytime, anywhere.
Our videos cover all the topical areas of the curriculum, provide the benefits of a review course, and are an excellent solution to understanding those difficult concepts. The videos can be used as often as your schedule allows; start, stop, rewind, and emphasize specific areas by viewing them in any order you want. With the Kaplan Schweser Video Classes, you will simultaneously be able to:
- Watch the video presentation with accompanying PowerPoint® slides.
- Pause the presentation at any time to review the LOS explanation that corresponds with the presentation.
I can't find my Study Planner.
Login to www.schweser.com and click on the Online Access link located in the shaded Login Details box. The Schweser Study Planner link is located in the left-hand menu under the Online Tools with Notes heading. You may need to click on the + (plus sign) key in order to create/follow a calendar.
Where are the Instructor-led Office Hours?
Please log in to www.schweser.com and sign in using your username and password. Make sure that you click on the Online Access link in the left-hand menu. The Instructor-Led Office Hours are located under the Online Tools w/Notes link.
What time will the Instructor-led Office Hours be shown in my country?
You can convert Eastern Time (United States) to your local time by following the directions below.
- Open the New York, United States Time Converter Calculator.
- Enter the date and time of the chat room discussion
- Click "Submit"
- Choose your location from the drop-down selection box
Where do I register to take the CFA exam?
Please contact the CFA Institute for registration information.
I have a white box when I open my Video CDs.
Insert Video CD 1 and explore the contents of the CD-ROM. "Run" the setup.exe file in the JukeBox folder when prompted with the question to either save or run. Install all of the Video CDs in the JukeBox. If the white box appears again, right click on the box and close it.
I am receiving the "Could not create PDF Window" error.
Multiple versions of the Adobe Reader software may exist on the computer in use. As a result, the older version of Adobe Reader will automatically load when opening a PDF document. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader. To verify that the computer in use is loading the most current Adobe Reader software, right-click on Start > Explore > Tools > Folder Options. Select the File Types Tab and verify that the PDF extension opens with the most current version of Adobe Acrobat. If you are still experiencing errors, please uninstall and re-install the Adobe Reader software. Re-starting the computer may also be required.
Are updates for SchweserPro™ Question Bank posted somewhere?
Any errors found in SchweserPro™ are updated immediately; therefore if you have the online version you are always seeing the most updated version of SchweserPro™. If you have the download version or the CD version, we recommend that you update SchweserPro™ weekly so you always have the most updated version of SchweserPro™. To update SchweserPro™ simply click on the "Update SchweserPro" link from the left hand menu of SchweserPro™ and then from the next screen click on the "SchweserPro Live Update" button which will download the updates via the internet. Performing this process weekly will allow you to always have the most current and updated version of SchweserPro™.
Can I receive CPE credits for attending a Kaplan Schweser CFA live class or seminar?
We cannot offer CPE credits on CFA classes/seminars because we cannot comply with NASBA monitoring requirements in a cost effective way.
How do I access my online tools?
- Visit www.schweser.com and select the white Log In button on the top bar
- Log in
- Hover your cursor over your designation in the top bar, and click your current study level from the dropdown box. Once the correct level is selected your online tools will be available
Can the Early Season Discount be combined with any other offer or promotion?
The Early Season Discount (typically 10% or 5% off our Premium Study and PremiumPlus Packages) usually offered in August and September cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Discounts are subject to change without notice.