CFA Exam COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 CFA Information and Updates

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COVID-19 CFA Exam Support

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and its impact on the candidates, students, professionals, instructors, and employers we serve.  Our Wiley team is committed to continuously updating you on any changes related to the CFA exam that may impact your study plans.  Please check this page regularly for updates as they become available.  We will also continue to update you via our Facebook and Twitter channels.

As of March 19, 2020, the CFA Institute has postponed the June 2020 CFA® Exam administration globally.

As per the statement released by CFA Institute, “…candidates’ registrations will be transferred to one of the next two exam administrations. We are working with our partners to determine the dates of those next two administrations; however, we anticipate offering every level in December 2020. As soon as dates are confirmed, we will contact registrants via email with more information and allow them to select their preferred date. Candidates can expect to receive further communication by 8 May.”

CFA Institute is currently requesting that candidates do not withdraw from the June 2020 exam; CFAI will contact candidates via email with more information and options by early May.

CFA Institute is providing registered candidates a deferral to a future exam date. Because all candidates will be rescheduled, refunds are not being offered.

If you have already scheduled an exam:

To receive the latest updates on the CFA June exams relating to COVID-19, please visit here.

If you are using Wiley’s CFA® Program Review and your exam date has been impacted, please contact our customer service team for a free extension of access.

If you have not yet scheduled an exam:

Registration for the Level 1, December 2020 exam

Registration for the December 2020, Level 1 exam is currently open.

Below are the registration deadlines as listed on the CFAI’s website:

  1. Early Registration Deadline: March 25, 2020
  2. Standard Registration Deadline: August 19, 2020
  3. Final Registration Deadline: September 9, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will all test centers be available for the December 2020 exam?
A: We intend to test in all the locations we would normally offer for June administrations. See the list of test center locations here.

Q: Will the early registration deadline for June 2021 be available to candidates choosing to sit in December?
A: There are many elements regarding future operations which are currently under consideration, including registration deadlines to accommodate the new realities.

Q: I paid the late registration fee for June. Can I receive a refund of the difference between the late registration fee and early registration fee?
A: CFA Institute is providing registered candidates a deferral to a future exam date. Because all candidates will be rescheduled, refunds are not being offered.

Q: I’m a Level 2 candidate and did not register for the June 2020 exam. Will you allow new L2/L3 registrations for December now that its postponed?
A: No, due to test center capacity constraints for L2 and L3 candidates, only those who were postponed from June 2020 will be allowed to take the exam in December. We will accept no new registrations for L2 and L3 December 2020.

FAQs about Wiley CFA Program Exam Review Products and Services and the COVID-19 Virus

Q: Will there be a schedule change or cancellation to the current Virtual Classroom Program?
A: We understand how important the time you spend in class is for your preparation. Accordingly, we will not be making any changes to the Virtual Classroom schedule for the Spring.

Q: Will there be another Virtual Classroom Program later in the year for Level 2 and Level 3 exams?
A: We have not made any decisions around offering another VC Program yet but are exploring all options.

Q: Will there be a schedule change for Bootcamps?
A: Yes, we anticipate schedule changes to our live online bootcamps. We will be sure to communicate new dates via our Product Availability Schedule as and when dates are finalized.

Q: How does the exam reschedule affect my online access?
A: We will be extending online access until December 31, 2020 for those who require. Please call customer service at 888-884-5669 and dial #1.

Q: What if I want to postpone my exam beyond 2020 to June 2021? Will my online access remain?
A: For now, we are extending access for all 2020 customers to sit for the next 2020 exam date.

Q: December feels like a long time away. How do I structure my study between now and then?
A: We understand that the postponed exams require students to build in 6 months of additional studying. Our advice to candidates is to stay focused on the exam and continue the same habits you’ve had the past few months. It will be a longer journey, but you will be better prepared.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a series of guidelines and tips for any individual who has questions about COVID-19. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of breath

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly:

  1. From person-to-person and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  2. Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

To view more information on COVID-19 risks and symptoms, go here. Find information on testing yourself for the Coronavirus here.

To help protect yourself during Coronavirus, the CDC has recommended taking the below precautions:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  2.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  4. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
  5. Stay home if you are sick.
  6. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For additional information about COVID-19and how to protect yourself, please visit here.