CFA Institute only offers a withdrawal option for Level I candidates. There are no withdrawal options for Levels II and III.
The CFA exams are paper-and-pencil which require a full day of testing. We reserve and pay for test center space, equipment, furniture, support services, and exam printing and shipping based on paid registrations. All test centers have limited seating. When a candidate wishes to defer from one exam to the next, his/her space at the test center cannot be filled by another candidate. Therefore, we cannot offer deferrals.
The Level I withdrawal form must be received by CFA Institute by the deadline date listed on the form. Late withdrawal forms will not be processed or returned. If you do not withdraw by the deadline, you will not be able to re-register for the next Level I exam until Level I results for the current exam have been released (approximately 60 days after the exam date).
As a re-registering candidate, an additional program enrollment fee is not necessary; however, you arerequired to pay an exam registration fee for each exam as determined by the fee schedule.
Once your withdrawal has been processed, another registration and another online registration fee must be submitted if you want to re-register for the original exam. CFA Institute will not accept registrations submitted after the published deadlines. After you receive e-mail confirmation of your withdrawal being processed, you may register online for an upcoming exam.
CFA Level I Exam Withdrawal Request Forms
A full refund of your enrollment and registration fees is available within two (2) business days of payment if you change your mind. Due to fluctuating exchange rates outside our control, we cannot guarantee that the exact amount paid to CFA Institute will be the same amount (in other currency) returned. Thereafter, enrollment and registration fees are nonrefundable, even in the event of a medical condition or other extreme circumstance. Enrollment and registration fees are non-transferrable. Payments for print curriculum orders are nonrefundable once the order has been placed.