When is the New 2021 CFA® Exam Windows for the Postponed Exams?

When is the New 2021 CFA® Exam Windows for the Postponed Exams?

At the beginning of 2021, the CFA Institute offered February 2021 level I candidates the opportunity to defer their exa

m to the May 2021, July 2021, or November 2021 windows. The candidates get the chance to make these changes at no extra cost or get a refund after a second cancellation.

The CFA Institute decided this because of an increased number of COVID 19 cases and following government restrictions in some areas. For that reason, some candidates might not be able to take their exams in February.

In addition, the CFA Institute is considering limited-capacity online testing by Prometric for February candidates who had to cancel due to COVID 19. However, OPT for candidates in China will not be available because of government restrictions. Nonetheless, this option is still not available on the CFA Institute website.

Due to the safety recommendations resulting from the Coronavirus, the CFA Institute added two level I exam sittings and one extra sitting for the other levels. However, the CFA Institute has not announced all the new exam windows but will do so in the coming weeks.

Level I March CFA Exam Window

The CFA institute announced a new March window from March 21st to 23rd to accommodate level I candidates who postponed their exams in 2020. In addition, candidates who had registered for the February 2021 window missed a placement because the testing centers were full.

An additional exam window is open in July, but the dates are unknown. Although the CFA Institute has not opened the registration of this exam window, you can visit their website for any updates.

Additional Exam Windows for Level II and Level III CFA Exam

In addition to the current exam windows, the CFA Institute announced additional testing windows for level II and level III. Therefore, the three exam windows will be in May, August, and November for both levels. The CFA Institute will give more information on the new windows and registration in the coming weeks. You can visit their official website to get more information.

Rescheduled Level I CFA Exam Windows

The new exam windows as announced by the CFA Institute for level I are:

  • February 16th to March 1st, 2021 for the February exam window
  • May 18th to May 24th 2021for the May exam window
  • August 24th to August 30th, 2021, for the August exam window
  • November 16th to November 22nd, 2021 for the November exam windows

Registration for the exam windows is open.

Rescheduled Level II CFA Exam Windows

The CFA Institute will offer three exam sittings for level II in 2021 and twice starting in 2022. Therefore, the June 2021 exam sitting will not be available.

  • May exam window dates are May 25th to June 1st, 2021
  • August exam window dates are August 31st to September 4th, 2021.
  • The CFA Institute will announce the November exam window dates soon.

The candidates who postponed their exams in 2020 can choose to register for any of the exam windows. The registration for May and August is open, and registration for the new window will open soon.

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  • Use practice questions to test your knowledge on all units. Analystprep.com practice questions will help you identify problem areas and get expert help to understand challenging concepts. We recommend that you take at least one test each week and aim for a score of 70% and above.
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