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Attain your CFA® Charter with Support from CFAW

CFA® Program

Administered by CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program is a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and examination program for investment specialists.

Established in 1962, the CFA Program sets the global standard for investment knowledge, standards, and ethics. Earning the credential can serve as a passport to entry or advancement within the investment profession around the world. The designation tells clients, employers, and colleagues that the charterholder has mastered a rigorous curriculum covering a broad range of investment topics and that he or she is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the profession.

Our society encourages members to attain the CFA charter and supports candidates by facilitating exam study groups, offering scholarships, and exclusive discounts on preparatory programs.

Hear from charterholders who successfully completed the CFA Program:

Dates

Starting in 2021, administration of the CFA Exam is computer-based for all levels. Registration is a two-step process. First, you will register for your exam window, then schedule your actual exam appointment. Each exam will be offered in scheduling windows of up to ten days, based on location.

2021 Exam Schedule

Level I: February, May, August, November
Level II: May, August
Level III: May, November

2022 Exam Schedule

Level I: February, May, August, November
Level II: February, August
Level III: May, November

Cost

CFA® Program Enrollment Cost: $450

Exam Registration (Level I, II, or III):

Early registration fee: $700
Standard registration fee: $1000

Full Details & Registration

Need financial assistance?

We’ve got you covered.

CFAW and CFA Institute offer select candidates a limited number of exam scholarships which can help defray the cost of the exam. Find out how you can apply today!

Access Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually by the CFA Institute according to a variety of factors, including financial need, academic and professional accomplishments, contributions to the local community and personal characteristics that indicate the individual is driven to become a CFA charterholder.

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CFAW Scholarship

Each year, the Society administers a handful of scholarships to support the success of local candidates. Award recipients may choose between a $500 reimbursement offsetting the exam registration fee or use it towards Kaplan Schweser study materials.

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CFA Exam Prep

CFA Society of Washington, DC is proud to work with Kaplan Schweser under a long-term strategic partnership, offering candidates flexibility in their individual study programs and access to the latest technology in CFA® exam preparation.

CFA Society Washington, DC candidates save 10% on select Schweser instruction and study tools.

CFA Society Washington DC partners with Kaplan Schweser

Study Packages

Kaplan Schweser’s packages combine multiple study tools to help you learn the material and apply your knowledge to exam questions. Choose from three package options to best fit your study needs.

Premium—Now with Review!

PremiumPlus™

Essential

This complete study package includes Schweser’s Core + Instruction + Review tools to equip you for exam-day success.

CORE

Diagnostic Exam
SchweserNotes™ 
Topic Quizzes
Activity Feed
SchweserPro™ QBank - NEW
SchweserNotes™ Videos
Practice Exams (4 Exams)
Checkpoint Exams
Quicksheet
InstructorLink

INSTRUCTION

OnDemand Classes

REVIEW

OnDemand Review Workshop
Review Workshop Workbooks
Secret Sauce® 

PASS GUARANTEE

Schweser's PassProtection™

This all-inclusive study package contains the same Core + Instruction + Review tools found in the Premium Package, but allows you to select a Live Online option for your Instruction and Review.

CORE

Diagnostic Exam
SchweserNotes™ 
Topic Quizzes
Activity Feed
SchweserPro™ QBank - NEW
SchweserNotes™ Videos
Practice Exams (4 Exams)
Checkpoint Exams
Quicksheet
InstructorLink

INSTRUCTION

OnDemand Classes
Live Online Class (Weekly)
Weekly Class Workbooks

REVIEW

Review Workshop
Review Workshop Workbooks
Secret Sauce® 

PASS GUARANTEE

Schweser's PassProtection™

Built with Schweser’s Core study materials, this self-study package equips you with tools to prepare you for the CFA exam wherever you want, on your schedule.

CORE

Diagnostic Exam
SchweserNotes™ 
Topic Quizzes
Activity Feed
SchweserPro™ QBank - NEW
SchweserNotes™ Videos
Practice Exams (4 Exams)
Checkpoint Exams
Quicksheet
InstructorLink

Find the right package for you

Study Materials

Get a jump start on studying with expertly curated a la carte study materials, such as flashcards, question banks, notes, and practice exercises. Available for individual purchase as seen below. Some of these materials are included in the packages listed above, as well as with purchase of seminar options below.

Flashcard Sets
Online Mock Exam
SchweserNotes™
SchweserPro™ QBank
Secret Sauce®
QuickSheet

Find Study Materials For Your Exam

Seminars & Instructions

Choose between three or five day final review seminars, or sign-up for a weekly class package to make sure you’re ready on exam day.

Weekly Class Packages

There is no better way to ensure content retention and exam-taking confidence than by reinforcing your exam prep with Weekly Classes. Weekly classes are offered in OnDemand, Live Online, and In-Person formats. Class packages and formats differ by level and exam window. Select your exam window and level for more information.

3-Day & 5-Day Review Workshops

With a balanced mix of CFA® Program curriculum review and problem solving, Schweser’s Review Workshops are just the thing to get you exam-ready.

Includes:

  • 3 or 5-full days of live expert instruction and review
  • Schweser’s Secret Sauce®
  • Review Workshop Workbook Set
  • Schweser Review Workshop Mind Maps (Review slides)
  • Schweser Review Workshop Questions (Practice questions)

Free Study Tools to pass the CFA exam

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