13 Jan 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its global assault, government restrictions have increased and introduced new challenges to our efforts to acquire capacity for interested candidates in 2021, particularly in the February Level I window. While we are planning to administer the exam where possible, to help alleviate your concerns, we have created more scheduling options for you.
Additional information about new exam options for each level can be found below. Map your journey through upcoming exam cycles with our pathing infographic PDF.
For December Level II and Level III candidates whose locations have been closed, you may register for any applicable 2021 exam. If you would like to sit in May (LII and LIII), August (LII) or November (LIII), you may register now.
In addition to the current available windows, we will be adding more testing windows in 2021 for LII and LIII candidates. New windows will be scheduled for August (LIII) and November (LII).
More information will be shared soon regarding registration for new windows.
We are working diligently to respond to the challenges of the pandemic and meet the needs of our candidates by creating new, more frequent opportunities to sit for the CFA exam across 2021. We will continue to be responsive as the environment continues to change.
Thank you for your patience as we work through these complex processes. We will continue to provide more detail on this CFA Exam Updates page, so check back often!
If you were deferred from June 2020 and again from December 2020 and have not yet registered for a 2021 exam, you may request a refund of the fees you paid when you registered for the June 2020 exam. The option to request a refund will be available for two weeks, beginning at 9:00am ET on 7 December to 11:59pm ET on 21 December 2020. Please note: If you request a refund and then decide to register for a future exam, you may register and pay the registration fee for any open exam after 23 December.
You must complete and submit the refund request form before 11:59pm ET on 21 December 2020 for your refund to be processed. Once we receive your request, we will send additional instructions to the email address you provide. Click here to complete your refund request form.