Changing Your CFA® Exam Date from Dec 2020 to a 2021 CFA Exam Date

16 / 09 / 2020
Category: Blog

How to change your CFA® exam date from December 2020 to a 2021 CFA® Exam date

Candidates wishing to move out of the December 2020 CFA Program exam administration have until 20 October to do so.
To do that, please follow the steps below to withdraw from Dec 2020 and re-register for any of the available exam dates throughout 2021.
Please, do register soon to get your preferred time and location, as we have information that some locations are already full.

I. Withdraw from the December 2020 exam

Step 1
Sign in to your CFA Institute account and click on the CFA Program tile.
Then click the “Manage Your Exam” button and select “Withdraw from Exam.”

Step 2
Check the “confirm” box.
Select “Withdraw from Exam.”

II. Re-register for your chosen 2021 exam and preferred exam location

Step 3
After you have withdrawn from the December 2020 exam, you will be able to re-register for your chosen 2021 exam and preferred exam location

This process involves no additional cost.

If you are sti8ll undecided, we have compiled a detailed calendar of key events for each exam window.

CFA® Exam Information

February 2021 Exam Level I

Registration Window: already open
Scheduling Window Opens: 16 June 2020
Early Registration Deadline: 13 August 2020
Registration Closes: 7 December 2020
Scheduling Deadline: 14 December 2020
Rescheduling Deadline: 25 January 2021
Exam Window: 23 February – 1 March 2021
Standard Registration Fee: $1000 from now until 7 December 2020

May 2021 Exam Level I, II & III

Registration Window: already open
Scheduling Window Opens: 20 August 2020
Early Registration Deadline: 3 November 2020
Pay by Invoice Deadline: 3 November 2020
Registration Closes: 23 February 2021
Scheduling Deadline: 10 March 2021
Rescheduling Deadline: 16 April 2021
Level I Exam Window: 18 – 24 May 2021
Level II Exam Window: 25-29 May 2021
Level III Exam Window: 25-27 May 2021
Early Registration Fee: $700 from now until 3 November 2020
Standard Registration Fee: $1000 from 4 November 2020 until 23 February 2021

August 2021 Exam Levels I & II

Registration Window: already open
Scheduling Window Opens: 3 November 2020
Early Registration Deadline: 2 February 2021
Pay by Invoice Deadline: 2 February 2021
Registration Closes: 4 May 2021
Scheduling Deadline: 23 May 2021
Rescheduling Deadline: 22 July 2021
Level I Exam Window: 24 – 30 August 2021
Level II Exam Window: 31 August – 4 September 2021
Early Registration Fee: $700 from 20 August 2020 until 2 February 2021
Standard Registration Fee: $1000 from 3 February 2021 until 4 May 2021

November 2021 Exam Levels I & III

Registration Window: already open
Scheduling Window Opens: 2 February 2021
Early Registration Deadline: 4 May 2021
Pay by Invoice Deadline: 4 May 2021
Registration Closes: 10 August 2021
Scheduling Deadline: 25 August 2021
Rescheduling Deadline: 14 October 2021
Level I Exam Window: 16 – 22 November 2021
Level III Exam Window: 23 – 25 November 2021
Early Registration Fee: $700 from 20 August 2020 until 4 May 2021
Standard Registration Fee: $1000 from 5 May 2021 until 10 August 2021

The exam registration costs and deadlines apply to those who are not currently candidates.
Those candidates who are re-registering from December 2020 exams have a deadline of 20 October 2020, but will not incur exam fees.

Please, note that all deadlines are 23:59 ET (Eastern US Time).

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