The CFA Institute’s website discusses the Value of the CFA Charter and the details of the CFA Program with information concerning the entrance requirements, the enrollment process and the examinations themselves.
What is the CFA Program?
The CFA Program is a self-study, graduate-level program for investment professionals. The program requires you to study for and pass three levels of exams. If you pass the exams and meet other requirements, you earn a CFA charter.
Exams for all levels are held in locations around the world. Level I exams are held in June and December. Levels II and III are only held in June.
You can take as long as you need to complete the program, and there is no limit to the number of times you can take each exam. The curriculum changes each year to meet the dynamic nature and complexity of the global investment profession.