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Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the safety of our global community, CFA Institute has made the decision to postpone the June 2020 CFA Exam. Knowing that candidates have spent hours studying and preparing for the June exam, CFA Institute want to provide the opportunity to test as soon as possible. Emails have been sent informing candidates of new exam dates and instructing them on how to re-register.   

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 New enrollees pay an additional one-time USD 450.00 enrollment fee that is not reflected in the above registration fee.

December Exam:

Early Registration 
01 February 2020 - 25 March 2020
USD 700.00
Standard Registration 
26 March 2020 - 18 August 2020
USD 1000.00
Late Registration 
19 August 2020 - 09 September 2020
USD 1450.00
Level 1 February Exam (Computer based):

Early Registration 
17 June 2020 - 13 August 2020
USD 700.00
Standard Registration 
14 August 2020 - 3 November 2020
USD 1000.00

·         Scheduling Deadline - 22 November 2020

·         Rescheduling Deadline - 25 January 2021

·         CFA Exam Window - 23 Feb - 1 Mar 2021

Please Note:

CFA Program Refunds, Deferrals, and Withdrawals Policies Refund Policy:

A full refund of your enrolment and registration fees is available within three (3) days of payment (through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the third day). Due to fluctuating exchange rates, CFA Institute cannot guarantee the exact amount paid to CFA Institute will be the amount returned in currency other than US currency. Thereafter, enrolment and registration fees are non-refundable, even in the event of a medical condition or other extreme circumstance. Enrolment and registration fees are non-transferrable. Payments for print curriculum orders are non-refundable once the order has been placed.

Deferral Policy:

Deferrals to the next available exam are considered on a case-by-case basis, and only in the event of one of the following, impacting the candidate or a member of his/her immediate family:

  • ·         life-threatening illness (candidate or immediate family member) in the exam window;
  • ·         death of a candidate's immediate family member;
  • ·         mandatory military service (candidate only) in the exam window;
  • ·         pregnancy (candidate only); or
  • ·         natural disaster or government travel restriction (candidate's local area) that prevents the candidate from attending the exam.

The candidate's immediate family is defined as only the candidate's parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, or child. Deferral requests must be received by CFA Institute prior to or within 10 US business days after the exam window. Decisions on deferrals are final and are at the sole discretion of CFA Institute. Candidates awarded a deferral are responsible for all applicable new curriculum charges.

Withdrawal Policy:

CFA Institute offers a withdrawal option for all three levels of the CFA® exam. The withdrawal option is available on your CFA Program tile until 5 days before the exam date or beginning of your exam window. If you do not withdraw by the deadline, you will not be able to re-register for the next exam until results for the current exam have been released (approximately 60 days after the exam date).

Even after submitting your withdrawal form, you will be unable to register online until your withdrawal has been processed. Please allow up to 3 days for processing. Once processed, withdrawals cannot be reversed.

Steps to enrol

Step 1 - enrol on the CFA INSTITUTE SITE -

Step 2 - MAKE PAYMENT           

  • Payment is done via credit card or wire transfer. 
  • If you do not have a credit card – use the Wire-Transfer option, print out the invoice and go to your bank so they can do the Transfer.
  • Please note you can not do an EFT
  • If you have chosen wire transfer and you want to pay by Credit card you need and the other way around – you need to get in contact with the CFA Institute directly
    • You can phone them from a landline 00800 1247 8132
    • Or send them an email

You need to send them your proof of payment so they can allocate the payment to your CFA Number

Step 3 – BOOKS

  • As soon as the CFA Institute receives your payment – they will send you the CFA Curriculum eBook version.
  • You can order the hard copy Curriculums from the CFA Institute – please note – you will be liable for the custom tax and courier fees.

 Entry Requirements


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      • Bachelor's (or equivalent degree) or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program.
      • Candidates in their final year of a bachelor degree can take Level 1 exam.  They can only register for Level 2 after they provide confirmation that they've received their degree and passed Level 1


      • Have 4 years of qualified, professional work experience or a combination of work experience and education that totals at least four years.  Eligible professional experience for entrance to the program instead of a degree does not have to be investment related; part-time positions do not qualify.