There are over 400 designated CFA Program exam testing centers in the world, and you can view CFA exam locations on the CFA Institute website.
You will need to select your testing location when you schedule your exam, but this can only be done after registering for the exam (it is a two-part process).
Here are a few tips for selecting your exam location and time:
You should be reasonably sure when selecting your testing dates, locations, and times. Changing your selections can make it difficult for other candidates to procure their selections and could be costly to you!
Once you register for the CFA exam, you can self-schedule your exam date within the CFA exam testing windows. Testing windows are date ranges, typically up to 10 days, during specific months of the year in which you can sit for the exam.
Although registration for the February 2022 Level I & II exams has closed and no Level III exam is planned for that exam window, we have compiled additional registration, scheduling, and exam dates for each exam level.
CFA Institute has indicated months for testing windows in 2023 as follows
Wiley keeps track of the latest CFA Exam Dates as they become available.
If you need to change your testing location, you can request a change by logging into your CFA Institute account and selecting the “Manage Your Exam” link. You must make changes by the rescheduling deadline and pay a $250 rescheduling fee.
If you need to reschedule your CFA exam to a different date within the same testing window, you can do so via your CFA Institute account (and a $250 rescheduling fee will be incurred). It is not possible to reschedule your exam to a different testing window without paying an additional registration fee.
A list of planned computer-based test center locations for the CFA exam can be viewed on the CFA Institute website. Addresses for specific test centers will be provided during the scheduling phase of the registration process.
Now that the CFA exam is strictly a computer-based exam (as opposed to paper-based as it was in the past), there are a few changes to the CFA exam experience.
First, the exam registration process now involves two steps:
1. Enroll in the CFA exam on the CFA website.
2. Schedule your exam via your CFA Program tile.
Second, the CFA exam is no longer just offered on a single day, there are now exam windows of up to 10 days in which you can sit for the exam.
Third, exam testing time has been reduced from 6 hours to 4.5 hours with the same average time per question but fewer questions. A mask or other face covering is likely to be required in all testing centers. Some locations may require a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination.
In general, here is what you should bring to the CFA exam testing center:
Specific local requirements will be provided by the test administration company based on the selected testing center.
Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about CFA testing centers.