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, the CFA Institute will offer the CFA exam on a more regular schedule. Level I will be offered four times a year in February, May, August, and November 2023. Level II will be offered three times a year in May, August/September, and November 2023. Level III of the CFA exam will be offered twice a year in February and August/September 2023.
2022-2023 CFA® Exam Dates
2022-2023 CFA Level l Exam Dates
|Level I Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
|November 15-21, 2022||August 9, 2022||August 17, 2022||October 15, 2022|
|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|
2022-2023 CFA Level ll Exam Dates
|Level II Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
|November 22-26, 2022||August 9, 2022||August 17, 2022||October 22, 2022|
|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|
2023 CFA Level lll Exam Dates
|Level III Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
|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|
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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.
For each CFA level, early registration costs $900 and standard registration costs $1,200.
How To Register for the CFA Exam in 2022-2023
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 2022-2023
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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