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CFA Exam Prep

Please read this page carefully to learn about all of the educational resources and discounts available through CFAMN, and contact us with questions.

Intensive Review Weekends in Minneapolis​ 

CFA Society Minnesota is proud to offer live classes to help candidates prepare for the CFA exams.

We offer an Intensive Review Weekend at each level, and through our partnership with Kaplan Schweser we also provide discounts on Kaplan Schweser materials. The intensive review weekends give you the opportunity to work through dozens of sample problems each day with an experienced instructor who has passed the exam. You will interact in person with the instructor and work together in real time, unlike most online or recorded classes. You can also bring in questions from other providers or the CFA readings to get additional help on difficult topics. Rather than lecturing at you, we focus on working through problems together, improving test taking ability, speed, and confidence. Class sizes are small, giving you an intense, personalized opportunity to work with an experienced instructor. Class registration includes two workbooks and the live mock exam. You can also upgrade and​ purchase​ the Kaplan Schweser Essential Package for 30% below retail ​cost. Society members receive a $50 discount on live classes.​​

Get Ready! How to get the most out of this program: When you receive your curriculum from CFA Institute, map out a study plan that allows you to finish all of the readings in time for your Intensive Review Weekend. Keep notes on which readings were the most difficult topics for you, and bring those notes to the live class. The review weekend will further clarify your strong and weak topics, and allow you to get extra guidance where you need it most. Spend the weeks after your Review Weekend drilling practice questions, taking practice exams, and systematically reviewing your materials. Remember, the live mock exam is included in your tuition for the Review Weekend!


Level II Live Course 

Level III Live Course​ 

​Join a Study Group​​
 1) If you are interested in joining or establishing a study group, please click your exam level and complete the online form. 

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   LEVEL 2​

   LEVEL 3

 2) After you fill out the form​, click the link for the response data​base and contact the others on the list to introduce yourself and ask for details about what groups have formed. Study groups are free of charge and are organized by candidates. ​They can take place anywhere in our region (Minnesota, Dakotas, Western Wisconsin), including the Twin Cities.

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CFAMN partners with Kaplan Schweser to make sure you have access to quality supplemental study resources at a discount.

Live Mock Exam for December Candidates​
​The mock exam is included in tuition for the CFAMN Intensive Review Weekend, so please don't register twice!

Now that you have prepared and practiced for the CFA® exam, you are ready to perform and put your skills and knowledge to the test. The Live Schweser Mock Exam is as close to the actual CFA exam in format, difficulty, and length as we can make it. The Mock Exam helps develop your test-taking skills, identify your weak areas, and demonstrate your mastery of the CFA curriculum. Afterward, view answer explanations, check your score compared to those of other candidates, and drill deeper into each question with our Mock Exam Tutorial.

​The Live Schweser Mock Exam includes:

  • Fully proctored and timed 6-hour exam (two 3-hour sessions)
  • CFA Institute topic weightings
  • Printed answer key and online answer explanations
  • Online scoring and performance tracking with a comparison to other Mock Exam takers
  • LOS and CFA curriculum page references for every question

Included Mock Exam Tutorial

Simply click on any question you missed and get an audio and whiteboard explanation of the CFA curriculum material on which the question is based. With approximately 10 hours of targeted instruction at each level, this is the most effective way to fill in the gaps in your knowledge just prior to exam day.

All ​CFAMN Candidates (Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota) can get 15% off Kaplan Schweser Products! Just visit CFA Society Minnesota's landing page​ and log into your account.


​Practice Exam from BSAS​ for $149

A Full-length, properly formatted practice exam based on CFA Institute’s 2015 Body of Knowledge® which includes a detailed answer key with Learning Outcome Statements® and curriculum references and calculations. For Level I and II candidates, as a special offer with the purchase of the BSAS Practice Exam, receive FREE (a US$99 value) access to extra exam questions online: 700 Level I questions and 360 for Level II - grouped by topical area Learn MoreUpon purchase, enter the access code MINS4 to receive the online test bank for free!

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USC/CFALA CFA® Review Program
Streaming Media Program

 Since 1984, CFA Society of Los Angeles, Inc. (CFALA), in partnership with the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (USC), has offered its Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Review Program to candidates studying for all three CFA examination levels.

About Our Streaming Media Program 
The USC/CFALA CFA Review Program​ features state-of-the-art secure access to streaming media recordings of all study sessions. ​Level I recordings offer over 60 hours of instruction with bonus classes in study/test-taking tips, Accounting Essentials, an Accounting Review and Quant Review. Level II offers over 50 hours of instruction and Level III offers over 34 hours. PDFs
of each instructor’s PowerPoint presentation are included. Recordings are of our “live” classes on the USC campus and are iOS and Android compatible.​


Online Resources

Analyst Forum: The world's largest community of CFA Candidates. "Study Together. Pass Together."

300 Hours: "The Ultimate CFA Blog"

Supplemental Practice Questions from CFA Institute