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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

2017-06 June - hours_studying.jpgJune 2017 candidates reported spending an average 320 hours studying for the exam, with most using the CFA Program curriculum (78%) and mock exam (76%) to prepare.

Learn more about how June 2017 candidates prepared for the exam

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