When Is the CFA® Exam?
"When is the CFA® exam?" is one of the first questions you want answered if you’re planning to sit for the exam. This article has information about the changes to the exam schedule related to the pandemic and big news about changes to all levels of the exam in 2021 and 2022.
Considering the CFA charter? Before you choose your CFA exam date, download this free, Before You Decide to Sit for the CFA Exam, eBook.
CFA® Exam Schedule in 2021
Because of the novel coronavirus, CFA Institute postponed the June 2020 exams and then cancelled more than 100 December 2020 sittings because of exam center closures
Level I candidates who registered for the June 2020 or the December 2020 exam have the option of registering for a new July window that is open to all candidates. Candidates who registered for the February 2021 exam only to learn that capacity at the testing centers is full also have that options.
Level II candidates can choose to sit for the exam in May, August, or November 2021. Level III candidates who prefer to wait until 2021 will have the option of sitting for the exam either in May, August, or November 2021. The specific dates of the windows are as follows.
CFA Exam Level I 2021 - Remaining Windows
- May 18–24, 2021
- July 18–24, 2021
- August 24–30, 2021
- November 16–22, 2021
CFA Exam Level II 2021 Windows
- May 25–29, 2021
- August 31–September 4, 2021
- November 26–30, 2021
CFA Exam Level III 2021 Windows
- May 25–27, 2021
- September 1–8, 2021
- November 23–25, 2021
Coming in 2022: A Regular Cadence for CFA Exam Dates and Schedules
Now That You Know the CFA Exam Dates
Exam preparation packages go a long way toward making sure you’re ready on the big day. If you purchased packages for the June 2020 exam, your online materials will be extended until your new exam date.
Free eBook: Before You Decide to Sit for the CFA® Program Exam
Free eBook: CFA® Program Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
Ready to Pass the CFA® Exam?