CFA Level 1 Registration 2020
Updated on Dec 9, 2019 - 10:38 a.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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CFA Level 1 Registration 2020 - The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute commenced the registration of CFA Level 1 2020 on August 8, 2019. The CFA level 1 registration, in general, has three closing dates, namely- early, standard and late. The candidates can have standard CFA Level 1 registration till February 12, 2020. The last date of early CFA level 1 registration June 2020 was October 2, 2019 while that of late/ final registration is March 11, 2020. The CFA registration fee varies according to the time of registration which is payable by the candidates in US dollars. Candidates need to sign up on the Institute’s website to be able to fill the form of CFA Level 1 registration 2020. It is also advised to read the CFA Level 1 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. While filling the CFA Level 1 registration form for June 2020, candidates are required to provide the details of their international travel passport, choice of CFA test centre, etc. For more details related to registration of CFA Level 1 2020, read the article below.
Latest: CFA Level 1 Registration (standard) open for June 2020 till February 12.

CFA Level 1 Registration Dates for June 2020

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1Beginning of CFA Level 1 registration 2020August 8, 2019
2Last date for early registrationOctober 2, 2019
3Last date of CFA Level 1 registration (standard) February 12, 2020
4Last date for final registrationMarch 11, 2020
5Last date of request for religious alternate dateMarch 16, 2020
6CFA Exam: Asia Pacific (Levels II & III); Americas and EMEA (all levels)
June 6, 2020
7CFA Exam: Asia Pacific (Level I only)
June 7, 2020
8Religious alternate exam dayJune 8, 2020

CFA Level 1 Eligibility Criteria 2020

The CFA level 1 2020 eligibility criteria assert the minimum educational/ professional qualification required for a candidate to be able to register for the same. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria given below:

CFA Level 1 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Living in a CFA exam conducting country

Must check the test cities of CFA level 1 2020 and make sure they live in one of the participating countries. Candidates from Cuba, North Korea, or the Crimea region of Ukraine cannot enroll for the CFA program.

Educational Qualification (any one of the following)

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or

Four years of professional work (does not have to be investment related) experience or

A combination of professional work experience and education that totals at least four years.

Professional Conduct Admission Criteria

Must complete a Professional Conduct Statement form to attest that they are in compliance with this requirement

Documents Required

Must possess an international travel passport

How to do CFA Level 1 registration 2020?

The CFA Institute convenes the CFA Level 1 2020 registration for three periods. Candidates aspiring for June 2020 sessions could go for early-bird registration before October 2, 2019. Now, the standard registration is due till February 12 and late/ final one till March 11, 2020. Talking about the registration process, the first step of CFA Level 1 registration 2020 requires candidates to create an account on the official website of the institute with a valid e-mail address and enroll for CFA program. Check the CFA Level 1 2020 registration steps as given below:

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  1. Click here and then on ‘Register for exam’. Then candidates will be asked to type in their e-mail ID and create a password.


  1. Choose ‘CFA Level 1’ as the exam you wish to appear for.
  2. Provide your address details and then click on ‘Save and Continue’.
  3. Choose your preferred CFA Level 1 2020 exam centre location.
  4. Fill your International Travel passport details- name, DOB, passport number, etc. The international travel passport is the sole ID proof that the candidates have to carry (along with the CFA admission ticket) to the CFA Level 1 exam centres for verification purpose.
  5. Check the eligibility criteria for CFA Level 1 2020 and then select the suitable item.
  6. Choose your employment status and answer the 9 questions regarding your professional conduct history.
  7. Read the 21 policies of CFA and tick next to 'statement of understanding'.
  8. Choose the format in which you want to receive CFA Level 1 study material.
  9. Pay the registration fee of CFA Level 1 2020 via credit card, Wire transfer, ACH, cheque, money order or postal order. Check the different amounts of CFA registration fees below:

CFA Level 1 Registration fee June 2020


Amount (in USD)

CFA program enrollment fee


Early bird registration fee


Standard registration fee


Late registration fee


  • Review your completed CFA Level 1 2020 application form and rectify (if needed). Finally, save and print out the application form.

How to request for CFA Exam Disability Accommodations?

The CFA Institute provides disability accommodations to candidates with physical or mental impairment so that their experience of giving the exam is on par with the general population. The deadline for those who accomplished early-bird CFA Level 1 registration 2020 is October 7, 2019.


Candidates are required to submit the following documents to avail the CFA Level 1 disability accommodations:

  • Online request form

  • Medical Professional Questionnaire (place link on red part. pdf available in today’s folder)

  • Most recent comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, which must be three year old or less

  • Supporting documents like school records, grades/transcripts, previous standardized test results (such as SAT/ACT), evidence of previous testing accommodations, past comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, etc.

Note: All the documents should be in English.

How to apply for an alternate CFA Level 1 exam date?

Candidates can request for an alternate day to appear for CFA Level 1 if they have some religious obligations on the main exam date. It must be ensured that the request along with supporting documents reaches the authorities before the deadline for respective session. Candidates are also required to fill the 'religious alternate date request form' and submit it before the closing date.

Click here to check Religious Alternate Date Request Form.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CFA Level 1 Registration 2020

Question: Can I change my December 2019 test centre after submitting my CFA Level 1 registration?


Yes. The CFA Institute will release a window for changing the test centre and the last date to apply for the same is December 3, 2019 for Level 1 December session. If your preferred CFA Level test centre 1 is not available in the list, it implies that it has reached its maximum limit. As and when a vacancy opens, the test centre will appear on the list. The authorities will reach you via email regarding the status of your request within 1-2 business days.

Question: What kind of questions will be asked in the CFA level 1 exam?


Candidates will be required to answer multiple choice questions with three answer choices each. The two most basic formats of questions are- sentence completion and objective questions.

Question: Can I attend any one of the CFA level 1 sessions to get admission in the CFA program?


No. Both the sessions are compulsory. Candidates must be present in the morning as well as the afternoon session to receive their CFA level 1 result.

Question: When should I register for CFA Level 1?


Candidates willing to appear for CFA have to focus on CFA Level 1 June 2020 exams as registrations for December 2019 are over. As CFA Level 1 registration takes place in three phases, early bird registration is the cheapest, followed by standard. Final/ Late CFA Level 1 registration costs the highest.

Question: How do I enroll in CFA Level 1?


One has to first of all go for CFA Level 1 registration page on the official website and provide the email ID to login. Then the registration process involves providing all requisite details followed by payment of enrollment fee and CFA registration fee.

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