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CFA Program Exam
CFA Program Exam 

Mastering the CFA Program Exam

CFA Society San Francisco strives to connect with local candidates and provide relevant resources to help YOU succeed in your goal of becoming a CFA charterholder. View the many resources below to learn more about how your local CFA Society can help you grow in your career and earn your designation.

Monthly Candidate Newsletter

As a registered candidate, you have access to the CFA Society San Francisco Monthly Candidate Newsletter with study tips, special discounts, exam updates, practice questions, and more!

Prep Provider Discounts

CFA Society San Francisco is pleased to partner with Kaplan Schweser to offer San Francisco Bay Area candidates scholarships and discounts on prep materials. Access to Schweser's top-notch review courses, study tools, and mock exams gives you the flexibility to create a custom study program based on your particular study needs. To learn more about Kaplan Schweser, click HERE.

CFA Society San Francisco candidates receive a 15% discount on Schweser CFA exam prep materials. To take advantage of these discounts, use discount code: BACC1 at checkout. Click HERE or call 877.599.2660 to order materials.

Kaplan Schweser Free Resources

Schweser offers free resources to those interested in pursuing the coveted CFA designation. Check out all the FREE study aids available to you as a CFA Society San Francisco candidate:

Free Question of the Day

Sign up to receive a level-specific CFA practice question delivered directly in your inbox each day!

Free Adaptive CFA Review App

Take your study plan on the go…and get the practice you need on your time. And best of all…it’s free!

Free eBook: Before You Decide to Sit for the CFA Exam

Get advice from CFA charterholders who have successfully gone through the program and learn what it takes to earn the charter and succeed in the investment industry.

CFA Program Candidate LinkedIn Group

The CFA Program Candidate LinkedIn Group is open to all individuals seeking to take the CFA Program exams. By joining this group, you will not only gain access to hundreds of thousands of candidates worldwide but, prep providers and candidates regularly post study tips and online study groups for participation. We find that this is an invaluable resource to all candidates. To join the group, click HERE.


CFA EXAM LEVELS

Level I

Available Via CBT
February, May, August, & November 2021

  • Available multiple times per year via computer-based testing (CBT)
  • 180 multiple choice questions
  • The exam runs for two 2.25-hour sessions with an optional break in between
  • Results are provided within 60 days of the exam

Level II

Available Via CBT
May & August 2021

  • Available twice a year via computer-based testing (CBT)
  • 20-30 vignettes supporting 120 multiple choice questions
  • The exam runs for two 2.25-hour sessions with an optional break in between
  • Results are provided within 60 days of the exam

Level III

Available Via CBT
May & November 2021

  • Available twice a year via computer-based testing (CBT)
  • 20-30 vignettes supporting a varying number of essay and multiple choice questions
  • The exam runs for two 2.25-hour sessions with an optional break in between
  • Results are provided within 90 days of the exam

Contact Us

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