The CFA program curriculum is determined by the Candidate Body of Knowledge which is grounded in practice. CFA Institute estimates that candidates need to commit a minimum of 250 hours of reading and reviewing the curriculum and taking sample exams to master the material. This recommendation may substantially underestimate the hours needed for appropriate exam preparation depending on individual circumstances and academic background.
All relevant information for the exams is located on the CFA Institute website. This is your online preparation resource where you can find information on the curriculum, Learning Outcome Statements, online sample exams, the exam schedule and locations, and much more.
Before you enrol in the CFA Program and register for your first exam, you have to meet the entrance requirements as posted on the CFA Institute website. The typical requirements are a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree, understanding of the Professional Conduct Statement and Candidate Responsibility Statement, being prepared to take exams in English, and having a valid international passport.
Complete the online application and register for an exam.