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.
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 and Level III will be offered twice a year. Level II will be offered in windows in February and August 2022. Level III of the CFA exam will be offered in windows in May and November 2022.
2021-2022 CFA® Exam Dates
2021-2022 CFA Level l Exam Dates
|Level I Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
|November 16–22, 2021||July 20, 2021||August 23, 2021||October 16, 2021|
|February 15-21, 2022||October 26, 2021||November 17, 2021||January 15, 2022|
|May 17-23, 2022||February 8, 2022||February 16, 2022||April 16, 2022|
2021-2022 CFA Level ll Exam Dates
|Level II Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
|November 26–30, 2021|
July 20, 2021
August 23, 2021
October 26, 2021
February 22-26, 2022
October 26, 2021
November 17, 2021
January 22, 2022
2021-2022 CFA Level lll Exam Dates
|Level III Exam Date Window||Registration Deadline|
November 23–25, 2021
|July 20, 2021|
August 23, 2021
October 23, 2021
|May 24-26, 2022||February 8, 2022||February 16, 2022||April 23, 2022|
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How To Register for the CFA Exam in 2021-2022
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.
What to Bring to the CFA Exam in 2021-2022
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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