CFA Society Singapore

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 FAQs - CFA Exam Enrolment and Registration

Q: How do I register for the Level 1 exam?
A: You may enrol and register via CFA Institute website on 'CFA Exam - Enroll & Register'. The enrolment involves the setting up of a CFA Institute account.
Q: May I withdraw my registration for the Level 1 exam?
A: Yes, provided you meet the conditions indicated on the section entitled 'CFA Exam Level 1 Withdrawal Option'.

Q: If I am not able to sit for the exam, may I request a refund or transfer my registration to the next exam?
A: No, your CFA® Programme enrolment fee and exam registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: Do I have to be a CFA Institute member in order to register for the CFA® Programme?
A: No.
Q: How many exams will I need to take to complete the programme?
A: You will need to pass all 3 levels of exam. It is a requirement to pass one level of exam before you may register for the next level.
Q: How long do I have to complete the programme?
A: There is no specified time frame to complete the programme, and there is no limit to the number of times you can take an exam.
Q: Are there sample and mock exams available to registered candidates?
A: Yes, two sample exams at each level are typically available for approximately 12 weeks prior to the exam. For more information, please refer to the section on 'Samples and Mock Exams'.

Q: How many hours of study are recommended to prepare for the CFA exam?
A: You should study at least 300 hours for each level of the exam.

 Hours Spent Studying

candidates spend an average of 322 hours studying

June 2016 candidates reported spending an average 322 hours studying for the exam, with most using the CFA®​ Program curriculum (80%) and mock exam (67%) to prepare.

Learn more about how June 2016 candidates prepared for the exam

 CFA Exam Fees

2017 December (Level I)

Payment Deadline

Enrollment Fee*

Exam Fee

Total Fees​

15 Mar 2017

USD 450

USD 650

USD 1,100

16 Aug 2017

USD 450

USD 930

USD 1,380

13 Sept 2017

USD 450

USD 1,380

USD 1,830​

*One-time enrollment fee for new Level I candidates only

Enrollment fee and exam fees are payable in US dollars only, and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

The exam registration fee covers the cost of:

  • The eBook (contains the complete curriculum you need to study). Printed curriculum is available at non-refundable fee of USD 150.
  • An interactive study planner to guide and track your exam preparation
  • Topic based practice tests
  • Mock exams
  • A mobile study app with access to everything listed above​
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 Candidate Hotline

24 Hour Line for Singapore CFA Exam Candidates​​
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