When Is the CFA® Exam?
"When is the CFA® exam?" is one of the first questions you want to be answered if you’re planning to sit for the exam. This article has information about the CFA exam dates and schedules for each exam level.
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CFA Exam Schedule: A Regular Cadence for CFA Exam Dates and Schedules
In 2023 and 2024, the CFA Institute will offer the CFA exam on a regular schedule.
- Level I will be offered four times a year in February, May, August, and November
- Level II will be offered three times a year in May, August/September, and November
- Level III of the CFA exam will be offered twice a year in February and August/September
2023-2024 CFA® Exam Dates
2023-2024 CFA Level l Exam Dates
Level I Exam Date Window
|February 14-20, 2023||November 8, 2022||November 16, 2022||January 13, 2023|
|May 16-22, 2023||January 31, 2023||February 15, 2023||April 14, 2023|
|August 22-28, 2023||May 9, 2023||May 24, 2023||July 21, 2023|
|November 11-17, 2023||August 8, 2023||August 16, 2023||October 13, 2023|
|February 19-25, 2024||November 8, 2023||November 21, 2023||January 18, 2024|
|May 15-21, 2024||February 6, 2024||TBA||TBA|
|August 20-26, 2024||May 14, 2024||TBA||TBA|
|November 13-19, 2024||August 7, 2024||TBA||TBA|
2023-2024 CFA Level ll Exam Dates
Level II Exam Date Window
|May 23-27, 2023||January 31, 2023||February 15, 2023||April 21, 2023|
|August 29 - Sept 2, 2023||May 9, 2023||May 24, 2023||July 28, 2023|
|November 18-22, 2023||August 8, 2023||August 16, 2023||October 20, 2023|
|May 22-26, 2024||February 6, 2024||TBA||TBA|
|August 27-31, 2024||May 14, 2024||TBA||TBA|
|November 20-24, 2024||August 7, 2024||TBA||TBA|
2023-2024 CFA Level lll Exam Dates
Level III Exam Date Window
|February 21-23, 2023||November 8, 2022||November 16, 2022||January 20, 2023|
|August 29 - Sept 5, 2023||May 9, 2023||May 24, 2023||July 28, 2023|
|February 15-18, 2024||November 8, 2023||November 21, 2023||January 17, 2024|
|August 16-19, 2024||August 7, 2024||TBA||TBA|
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August 2023 CFA Exam Registration Details
How Much Does the CFA Exam Cost?
CFA exam costs vary depending on when you decide to register for the exam but regardless there is a one-time enrollment fee of $350 the first time you register for the Level I exam.
2023 CFA Exam Cost
The fee for registering for a CFA exam window in 2023, costs candidates $900 for registering early and $1,200 for registering by the standard deadline.
2024 CFA Exam Cost
The fee for registering for a CFA exam window in 2024 will be higher than in 2023. The registration fee for a 2024 CFA exam will be $940 for early registration and $1,250 for standard registration.
How To Register for the CFA Exam in 2023-2024
The CFA exam is administered to registrants in a computer-based testing format for three levels, which ended 60 years of paper-based testing for Level ll and Level lll. To register for the CFA exam, you must first register with the CFA Institute; then you will be given the option to schedule your exam during one of the dates provided by the CFA Institute.
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What to Bring to the CFA Exam in 2023-2024
Bring these materials to your CFA Exam:
- A valid international passport: this is the only type of identification that will be accepted for admission
- Your CFA Exam Admission Ticket: the CFA Institute will alert you when your ticket is available, at which point you should print it on clean paper
- An approved calculator: the TI BAII Plus or the Hewlett Packard 12C
- Tip: bring extra batteries and a backup calculator, if you have one
- Pencils: multiple sharpened #2 pencils
- High-quality erasers
- Pencil sharpener
- A sweater or jacket in case you get cold in your testing room
- A wristwatch to make timing as simple as possible
- FYI: Smartwatches are not allowed!
- Earplugs to help avoid distractions in your testing room
Do Not Bring these materials to your CFA Exam:
- Study/prep materials
- Correction fluid
- Pencil cases
- Large purses/bags
- Scratch paper
- Unapproved calculators
- Calculator manuals
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