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      How Can A Candidate Register For CFA Examinations?

      Last Update On 6th May 2024
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      As the CFA eligibility criteria take a flexible route, we know we’re expecting a surge in registrations for CFA. However, if you’re planning to self-study the Chartered Financial Analyst exams, you’ll likely have to go through the registration process on your own. While it’s not a very daunting task, you need to go through the application process correctly to ensure your registration gets approved and you don’t have to face any glitches later. 

      Some students often choose to prepare for their CFA examinations first and then register for the exams. However, if you’re enrolled with a coaching institute like Zell Education then you need not have to worry about the registration process at all, as Zell’s efficient team takes care of the entire registration process and exam preparation. For those who are planning to go through the registration on their own here’s the process, you can follow. 

      As mentioned earlier, some students preparing for CFA prefer training for the exam first and then registering for the examination. The downside of this is that you won’t get access to the study material from the CFA institute. While this study material may be quite dry to go begin with, it’s quite essential for your preparation.

      Here’s how you can go about your registration process.

      1. Check Your Eligibility:

      Aspirants keen on starting their careers as Chartered Financial Analysts must be up-to-date on the revised CFA exam eligibility criteria. These are as follows:

      • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent.
      • If candidates do not have a bachelor’s degree, they need 4,000 hours of competent, professional work experience.
      • Candidates can also have a mix of work experience and education collected over a minimum of 36 months. However, the dates of education and practical job experience cannot coincide.
      • Undergraduate students can now begin their CFA career a year earlier. Candidates in their second year of their bachelor’s program can enrol.
      • Candidates must possess a valid international passport to enrol in this program to fulfil the CFA exam eligibility criteria.
      • Candidates must be proficient in English to take the CFA exam.

      2. Create Your Account With The CFA Institute

      To register for the CFA exams you need to first create an account with the CFA institute. If you happen to qualify for any of the scholarships that the CFA institute offers, you need to register and create an account prior to getting the process started. As you would also be required to send an application for the scholarship.

      3. Check If You Qualify For Any Scholarships

      If you’ve decided to take up CFA as your professional course and the fees seem to be getting in the way of your learning journey, you must be wondering if there is any scholarship in CFA? The answer to that question is yes. There are several scholarships available for CFA. Here’s a list of all the scholarships available.

      • Access Scholarship
      • Women’s Scholarship
      • Student Scholarship
      • Professor Scholarship
      • Regulator Scholarship

      To know more about these scholarships in detail. Read our article on CFA Scholarship 2022: How to Apply for CFA Scholarship.

      4. Exam Fee Payment

      Once you’ve registered for your Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, the next step is to pay for your CFA course and CFA examination. Here’s a complete breakdown of the CFA Level 1 course fees.

      CFA Level 1 Course Fees

      Chartered Financial Analyst has three levels with 10 papers in each level. You can appear for the second level only after completing the first one. The course fees for each of these levels differ from one another. Here’s a look into the fee breakdown of the CFA level 1.

      CFA Level 1 Fees Breakdown Fees
      Enrolment Fee $350
      Early Registration $940
      Standard Registration $1250
      Rescheduling $250

      5. Schedule your Examination

      After you register for your CFA exam and pay the relevant fees, you need to self-schedule you CFA exam appointment within your chosen exam window:

      • Registration Closes (Level I):  6 February 2024
      • Scheduling Deadline (Level I): 14 February 2024
      • Rescheduling Deadline (Level I): 15 April 2024
      • CFA Exam Dates (Level I): 15-21 May 2024

      Scheduling is obligatory and free of charge. When you schedule your CFA exam – you choose when (date and time) and where you want to take your level 1 exam.

      We hope that with this detailed article on how a candidate can register for CFA examinations, you’ve received an in-depth knowledge on the registration process for CFA. If you have recently completed your graduation or are in the second year of college, you may be eligible to become a CFA. Interested? We highly recommend checking out our Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course.

      FAQ

      When should I register for CFA Level 1?
      You can register for CFA level 1 while pursuing your graduation. All you need to do is fulfil all eligibility requirements.

      When can I register for CFA Level 1 2024?
      Undergraduate students can now begin their CFA career a year earlier. Candidates in their second year of their bachelor’s program can enrol.

      How do I enrol in CFA Level 1?
      You can enrol for CFA level 1 exams you need to first create an account with the CFA institute. If you happen to qualify for any of the scholarships that the CFA institute offers, you need to register and create an account prior to getting the process started.

      Can you give CFA Level 1 before graduation?
      Yes, with the new revised CFA eligibility criteria, you can now appear for the CFA level 1 examination during your graduation.

       

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