Frequently Asked Questions

How many exams do I have to take?
There will be only one 2-hour computer based multiple – choice examination, the examination will be held at the Capital Knowledge ‘Pearson Vue’ Testing Centre

Will my exam fee be returned if I am unable to sit the exam?
CFA Institute has no refund policy for candidates unable to sit the exam. Also, enrollment fees cannot be carried forward or transferred to other candidates.

Are all the topic areas weighted equally?
No, the Investment Foundations™ certificate program has assigned different levels of importance for each topic area, depending on the subjects.

How many hours will I have to study to prepare for the Investment Foundations™ certificate program exam? What if I also have a full-time job?
CFA Institute recommends 100 hours. Here at CK we put in about 110 hours. CK recommends that the candidates put in an additional 50 to 60 hours. However, the allocation of the time will depend on your job and the schedule of classes.