CFA Exam Date postponed to December 2020

Posted By: Kaplan Schweser
Updated: May 5, 2020

The June CFA® exam day is changing in 2020 because of the novel coronavirus (and its disease COVID-19). CFA Institute has announced that they will be postponing the June 2020 exam and working with registered candidates to move them to later sittings. Let’s review this decision and discuss what it means for you and your study plan.

CFA® Exam Postponement Due to COVID-19: Details

Here are the main facts about the postponement shared by CFA Institute:

  • Level I: The rescheduled dates are December 5, 2020 and February 2021. CFA Institute has announced that the February 2021 exam window is February 23, 2021 to March 1, 2021. Those who registered for the June 2020 exam may choose to take the exam in December or February. As soon as candidates receive an invitation email, they may register for the December 2020 exam. Registration for February 2021 will open on June 16, 2020.
  • Level II: The 2020 rescheduled dates are December 5 for the Americas and EMEA and December 6 for APAC. The 2021 rescheduled date is June 5, 2021. Candidates will receive an email inviting them to choose their preferred date. Those who take the exam in December 2020 will get their results in time to register for the June 2021 Level III exam.
  • Level III: The 2020 rescheduled dates are December 5 for the Americas and EMEA and December 6 for APAC. The 2021 rescheduled date is June 5, 2021. Candidates will receive an email inviting them to choose their preferred date.

You should visit this CFA Institute web page regularly for more updates and information because the situation is fluid and delivering the exam after postponement is a major logistics initiative.

If you signed up for Kaplan Schweser June 2020 exam packages:

  • All online materials will be available to you until your new exam date. We are in the process of contacting all students and customers with additional information.
  • The in-person portions of our packages will be moved online.
  • We are in the process of rescheduling our Review Workshops and Mock Exams to support you through the exam postponements. We will notify you about these changes once they are all set up.
  • Check our COVID-19 FAQ regularly for details about all our initiatives.
  • For exclusive updates on the postponement and study tips, check out our CFA exam postponement videos and blog articles.

Not Sure What to Do Next or How to Keep Up the Study Momentum?

“I honestly have no idea how to structure my studying anymore with all this unexpected time between now and the exam…” wrote a candidate on Reddit. Another candidate said, “This is not ideal. I am not sure I will remember anything in December.” These reactions are not surprising. You might even feel like a rug was pulled out from under your feet. But the best thing you can do is stay positive.

When you take a deep breath and think about it, you’ve just been given an extra six months to study—on top of what you’ve already done! So, the first thing you might want to do is follow the advice of yet another candidate on Reddit who said, “Gonna take a week off and reset now and think how I’m gonna tackle this.” Most of you have been studying hard, so stepping away from the work for a week or two can do you a world of good.

Throughout the extended study period, Kaplan Schweser is providing videos and articles with tips and advice about how to restructure your study now that you have more than 6 more months to study, so be sure to check them out.


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