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CFA® Level I Essential Self Study Package


The Essential Self Study Package is an excellent choice for candidates who want a comprehensive CFA® study program, but would prefer to prepare, practice, and perform on their own. The Essential Self Study Package contains our world-renowned SchweserNotes, six full-length practice exams, the SchweserPro™ QBank, and an array of print and online study tools. If you have the commitment and motivation to study and learn at your own pace, check out the Essential Self Study Package for your CFA exam preparation.

SchweserNotes™ Volumes 1-5

The 5-volume SchweserNotes™ are an invaluable resource in your CFA® study program! Prepare for the CFA exam with concise, clear, and comprehensive study notes and detailed examples that cover every required Learning Outcome Statement for the exam. Then, apply your knowledge and practice with exam-like questions and realistic self-tests designed to measure your progress.

  • Choice of eBook version through VitalSource® or printed books. Or get both printed and eBook versions for an additional $20.


Schweser's QuickSheet

Prepare for the CFA exam on the go! This compact study tool provides a quick reference of the must-know key formulas, definitions, and concepts of the CFA curriculum.

  • The printed QuickSheet is a 6-page, 8.5 x 11", laminated tri-fold


Practice Exams, Volumes 1 & 2 (6 Full Exams)

There's no such thing as being over-prepared! Each printed volume contains 3 full-length practice exams that let you realistically test yourself. Demonstrate your knowledge of the CFA® curriculum and gain the confidence you need to perform your best on the actual CFA exam. Included with your Practice Exams is access to the Online Performance Tracker, which allows you to compare your scores to other candidates who have taken the exams.


Schweser Study Calendar (PDF)

This innovative tool takes the guesswork out of creating a prep plan! Prepare with a detailed study plan that shows you how to use your study materials in the most effective way possible.


Instructor-Led Office Hours

You are not alone. Connect with CFA instructors who can help you prepare for the exam by providing guidance with difficult material and concepts.



Practice is the key to any successful study program! Thousands of multiple-choice questions will help you effectively focus your attention where needed while you continually quiz yourself and review critical concepts and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). With the SchweserProQBank, you can:

  • Quiz yourself with thousands of multiple-choice questions
  • Build custom exams using the topics and the number of questions you select
  • View answer explanations and LOS summaries
  • Access your QBank online, with available offline access

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Select your Essential Self Study Package today! Once you are in the cart, you will have the option to choose the print version, the online version, or both (for an additional fee).

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Order your Essential Self Study Package today!

Schweser provided me a consolidated study program that integrated extremely well with the limited study time I had. I am married, have three children, and work full-time, so time is of the essence.        

Dylan O., 2013 Level I

Purchase Options:

  • Can be purchased online or by calling Customer Service at 877.311.9770 (U.S.) or +1 608.779.8327 (Int’l.).

About our eBooks

Kaplan Schweser is proud to announce that we have teamed up with VitalSource® to offer eBook versions of our popular SchweserNotes™, Secret Sauce®, and QuickSheet. eBook versions are available as an option within the shopping cart, or you may call Customer Service at 877.311.9770 (U.S.) or +1 608.779.8327 (Int'l.) to order. For an additional fee, you can receive both print and eBook versions.  

For more information regarding VitalSource and our new eBooks, please visit our FAQ Page.

Note: Access to online products expires on June 30, 2015. To continue using the products, a purchase of that product must be made prior to promotion expiration. Promotion may change at any time without notice. Kaplan Schweser releases a new version of products every year as the CFA® curriculum changes. Shared use is strictly prohibited.

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