CFA exam date for August 2023 level 3 candidates is between 29 Aug and 5 Sept* – that's the exam window. The August 2023 CFA exam registration starts on 14 Nov. Learn about all CFA exam dates, from registration to results, before your August 2023 CFA exam.
YOUR AUGUST 2023 LEVEL 3 CFA EXAM DATE
There is no fixed August 2023 level 3 exam date. You can choose to take your CFA exam on one of the days from 29 August to 5 September. To take your exam on your chosen date, you need to self-schedule your exam.
* Importantly, the exam window may vary depending on your test center or geographic area. What it means is that for your chosen test center, there may be fewer exam dates available, i.e. the exam window may be shorter. That is why it is significant that you check the test center info when registering for and scheduling your level 3 exam.
Below, you can find all August 2023 level 3 exam dates related to registration and scheduling.
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AUGUST 2023 LEVEL 3 CFA EXAM DATES
REGISTRATION TO RESULTS
CFA EXAM WINDOW: 29 Aug-5 Sept 2023
period of time when you can take your exam
START: 14 Nov 2022
registration & scheduling window for the LVL 3 AUG 2023 exam opens
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 Feb 2023
early bird fee is USD 900, standard fee is USD 1200
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9 May 2023
registration closes but you can still schedule your exam
SCHEDULING DEADLINE: 24 May 2023
no scheduling but rescheduling option is still available
RESCHEDULING DEADLINE: 28 July 2023
there's a rescheduling fee for each re-appointment
RESULTS: late-Oct 2023
AUG 2023 CFA exam results should be released ca. 8-9 weeks post-exam
NOTE: All the deadlines end at 11:59 p.m.
AUGUST 2023 LEVEL 3 CFA EXAM DATES EXPLAINED
- CFA EXAM WINDOW: 28 Aug-5 Sept 2023
- REGISTRATION STARTS: 14 Nov 2022
- EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 Feb 2023
- REGISTRATION CLOSES: 9 May 2023
- SCHEDULING DEADLINE: 24 May 2023
- RESCHEDULING DEADLINE: 28 July 2023
- RESULTS: late-Oct 2023
Your August 2023 level 3 CFA exam date will be somewhere between 29 August and 5 September. Even though some of the exams will take place in September, they are classified by CFA Institute under the August exam window.
As already said, the exact length of the exam window depends on the test center you choose and the geographic region you live in. Actually, it may be shorter than 29 Aug-5 Sept, so read your test center info carefully when registering for and scheduling your CFA exam.
The registration window for the August 2023 level 3 exam opens on 14 November 2022. First, you need to register for your August exam, which means you need to pay due fees.
IMPORTANT: August 2023 CFA exam registration fees go up. The early-bird registration fee is USD 900 (up from USD 700) and the standard registration fee is USD 1200 (up from USD 1000).
The August 2023 CFA exam fees paid at registration are: USD 900 or USD 1200, depending on when you register.
After you register, you're bound to self-schedule your exam within the exam window available in your area. The scheduling deadline is not until 24 May.
There's a special registration fee for early birds and it's $900 (it increases for 2023 CFA exams). It applies from 14 November to 1 February.
Please note that for computer-based CFA exams the early registration deadline used to be the Pay-by-Invoice deadline. However, for the AUG 23 exam, the Pay-by-Invoice deadline is 25 March.
The standard registration fee is $1200 (which is higher than in 2022 or 2021). It applies from 2 February to 9 May. In the past, there was also the so-called late or final registration fee, which was even higher but it's been dropped for computer-based exams.
After you register, you're bound to self-schedule your exam within the exam window available for the August level 3 exam in your area. To this end, you'll need to use the so-called ProScheduler via a dedicated platform.
Importantly, scheduling is free of charge and the scheduling period is longer than the registration period. For the August exam, it ends on 24 May 2023. If you fail to schedule your exam appointment, you won’t be able to take your CFA exam and you'll forfeit your registration fees.
A new CFA exam fee, called rescheduling fee, has been introduced for computer-based exams. It means that you can still change your CFA exam date and/or test center after you register for and schedule your August exam. You may change the date and/or test center as many times as you want but every change is going to cost you money.
For 2023 CFA exams, the optional CFA exam rescheduling fee is USD 250 per each re-appointment.
When does the rescheduling option come in handy?
It may happen that the optimal-for-you exam date and/or test center is already taken at the time when you schedule your exam. But you will judge it reasonable to schedule your exam anyway. After that, you can go back and check your preferred test center for seating availability at your optimal exam date. As soon as it's available to you, you'll be able to make amendments upon paying your rescheduling fee.
CFA Institute has even 90 days for releasing level 3 CFA exam results. Usually, level 3 candidates got their results 9-10 weeks post-exam. However, the results can be expected to be released sooner for 2023 level 3 exams. Most probably, the soonest date is 31 October 2023. As always, the Minimum Passing Score (MPS) will be established after the exam by the Board of Governors (read more).
AFTER YOU PASS YOURAUGUST EXAM
If you pass your level 3 exam in August 2023, your CFA exams are over! That's it for you – now you can become a CFA charterholder and member.
If, however, you fail your level 3 CFA exam, mind the rule of 6-months-between-exams according to which:
- if you fail your Aug 2023 level 3 exam the soonest you can retake your level 3 exam is in Feb 2024.
- (read more about 2023 CFA exams)
To pass your level 3 CFA exam, there are some things you need to know. For starters, the exam will be divided into 2 sessions, 132 minutes each, with an optional break meanwhile.
In your level 3 CFA exam, you may expect some item sets and some constructed response (essay) questions. Previously, essay questions used to be included in the first session of the level 3 CFA exam, while item sets comprised the second session of the exam. Starting in 2023, each exam session will contain a mix of essay sets and item sets. There will be 11 essay sets and 11 item sets altogether. So, in each session, you can expect either 6 item sets and 5 essay sets or 5 item sets and 6 essay sets. Read more about the new CBT level 3 CFA exam format.
Published: Nov 12, 2021