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Curriculum eBook Study session outlines, including LOS Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) topic outline A committee of practicing CFA charterholders, in conjunction with CFA Institute staff, design the curriculum to deliver the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) to CFA Program candidates. The curriculum for each exam level is organized into 18 study sessions, including assigned readings, learning outcome statements (LOS), and problem sets. Because each exam question is based explicitly on the curriculum, you should emphasize mastery of the most current curriculum content in your study plan.

Curriculum Purchasing Options


When you register for an exam, you can choose from the following curriculum options: The eBook version provides access to the curriculum in digital format for use on a personal computer, Apple mobile device (including iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch), Android phone, or the Kindle Fire, eliminating shipping and customs fees. If you select the eBook format you will receive a US$40 credit toward your exam registration fee and receive installation instructions and a unique registration code to activate your eBook. We are unable to offer refunds or exchanges so we urge you to
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view the sample eBook and make your selection carefully. Learn more about the eBook. The printed version provides the curriculum as a set of six printed volumes. If you select the printed version of the curriculum, the cost of shipping (US$20) will be added to your exam registration fee and the volumes will be shipped within one to two business days after payment confirmation. Your curriculum should arrive within six to nine business days after shipment. (Candidates outside the United States may incur additional customs fees and duties.) Candidates may select both the eBook and the printed version of the curriculum (bundle) when they register. The cost for selecting both the eBook and the printed curriculum is US$50 (includes the US$20 shipping fee; however, candidates are responsible for any customs fees and duties).

Curriculum Purchasing Options after Registration


Candidates may select the curriculum in one format when they register for an exam and then purchase the other format later. Purchase the eBook after registration: US$30 Purchase the print version after registration: US$70 (plus US$20 shipping; candidates are responsible for any customs fees and duties) To purchase the eBook or print version after you register, log in to your account home and select the Purchase CFA Curriculum option. The purchase price of the curriculum, in any format, remains the same after registration as it is during registration.

Ordering Multiple Copies of the Curriculum


Candidates may order one set of print books and one eBook for their current level in the program at candidate prices. Candidates who are also CFA Institute members may order one set of print books and one eBook for each of the three levels of the program (i.e., candidates who are also members can order up to four sets of books).

How the Curriculum was Developed


Read more about the development of the CFA Program curriculum (PDF).

Shipping the Print Curriculum


In North America the curriculum is shipped UPS Ground; allow six to nine business days for delivery. For destinations outside North America, the curriculum is shipped via Worldwide Saver and should reach the customs department within nine business days. It is the candidate's responsibility to clear the package from customs. Learn more about shipping and customs fees.

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