When Is the CFA® Exam?

By: Kaplan Schweser
May 6, 2022
CFA Program Exam Dates

"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 2022, 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 2022. Level II will be offered three times a year in February, August, and November 2022. Level III of the CFA exam will be offered twice a year in May and August/September 2022.

2022-2023 CFA® Exam Dates

The specific CFA exam windows/dates for each level of the CFA Program are as follows:

2022-2023 CFA Level l Exam Dates

Level I Exam Date WindowRegistration Deadline
Scheduling Deadline
Rescheduling Deadline
February 15-21, 2022October 26, 2021November 17, 2021January 15, 2022
May 17-23, 2022February 8, 2022February 16, 2022April 16, 2022
August 23-29, 2022May 3, 2022May 25, 2022July 23, 2022
November 15-21, 2022August 9, 2022August 17, 2022October 15, 2022
February 14-20, 2023November 8, 2022November 16, 2022January 13, 2023

 

2022 CFA Level ll Exam Dates

Level II Exam Date WindowRegistration Deadline
Scheduling Deadline
Rescheduling Deadline
February 22-26, 2022
October 26, 2021
November 17, 2021
January 22, 2022
August 30 - Sept 3, 2022May 3, 2022May 25, 2022July 30, 2022
November 22-26, 2022August 9, 2022August 17, 2022October 22, 2022

 

2022-2023 CFA Level lll Exam Dates

Level III Exam Date WindowRegistration Deadline
Scheduling Deadline
Rescheduling Deadline
May 24-26, 2022February 8, 2022February 16, 2022April 23, 2022
August 30 - Sept 6, 2022May 3, 2022May 25, 2022July 30, 2022
February 21-23, 2023November 8, 2022November 16, 2022January 20, 2023

 

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How Much Does the CFA Exam Cost?

CFA exam costs vary depending on when you decide to register for the exam.

If you plan to sit for a 2022 exam window there is a one-time enrollment fee of $450 the first time you register for the Level I exam. If you are sitting for a 2023 exam window, the one-time enrollment fee for Level I will be $350.

In 2022, each CFA exam will cost $700 for early registration and $1,000 for standard registration.

In 2023, each CFA exam will cost $900 for early registration and $1,200 for standard registration. 

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How To Register for the CFA Exam in 2022

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

The video below lists all materials you are required to bring to your CFA Exam day, plus more materials and supplies that can help you on test day.

 

Bring these materials to your CFA Exam:

  1. A valid international passport: this is the only type of identification that will be accepted for admission
  2. 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
  3. An approved calculator: the TI BAII Plus or the Hewlett Packard 12C
    1. Tip: bring extra batteries and a backup calculator, if you have one
  4. Pencils: multiple sharpened #2 pencils
    1. High-quality erasers
    2. Pencil sharpener
  5. A sweater or jacket in case you get cold in your testing room
  6. A wristwatch to make timing as simple as possible
    1. FYI: Smartwatches are not allowed!
  7. Earplugs to help avoid distractions in your testing room

Do Not Bring these materials to your CFA Exam:

  1. Food
  2. Drinks
  3. Study/prep materials
  4. Phones
  5. Tablets
  6. Computers
  7. Highlighters
  8. Correction fluid
  9. Rulers
  10. Pencil cases
  11. Large purses/bags
  12. Scratch paper
  13. Unapproved calculators
  14. Calculator manuals
  15. Timers

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