Although the CFA Institute announces most of the relevant dates on the CFA Program calendar right at the start, a pretty significant date is usually missing until the last minute – the CFA results date.
So just like previous years, we’ve predicted the CFA exam results dates for you in advance.
That said, the past year isn’t a normal year by any means, here’s our best estimate nevertheless.
When will my CFA results be released?
Knowing the CFA results date might be able to help candidates relax more post-exam, as you don’t have to bring your mind back to the CFA results day as often.
For computer-based (CBT) exams, CFA Institute’s currently provides a results announcement guidance of 5-7 weeks for Level 1 and 2 and up to 8 weeks for Level 3 respectively. The timeline refers to after an exam window closes.
Thus, we have used recent CBT historical patterns and exam cycles in our predictions. So here are our latest estimated CFA results dates for upcoming 2023 exams:
- Aug 2023 results announcement (confirmed by CFA Institute):
- CFA Level 1: 3 Oct 2023
- CFA Level 2: 5 Oct 2023
- CFA Level 3: 25 Oct 2023
How we predict the CFA exam results dates
The table below shows the past dates of CFA exam days and subsequently announced results days.
We’ve also added in our latest predicted exam results dates. (Tip: You can view all these dates and future upcoming dates by syncing to our CFA exam calendar.)
Previous CFA exam dates and corresponding results dates
|CFA exam day / window||CFA Level 1 Results Day||CFA Level 2 Results Day||CFA Level 3 Results Day|
|May 2023||27 Jun 2023 (Tuesday)||6 Jul 2023 (Thursday)||–|
|Feb 2023||28 Mar 2023|
|–||13 April 2023|
|Nov 2022||12 Jan 2023|
|19 Jan 2023|
|Aug 2022||4 Oct 2022|
|11 Oct 2022|
|1 Nov 2022|
|May 2022||7 July 2022|
|–||28 July 2022|
|Feb 2022||12 April 2022|
|19 April 2022|
|Nov 2021||11 Jan 2022 (Tuesday)||19 Jan 2022 (Wednesday)||3 Feb 2022 (Thursday)|
|Aug 2021||14 Oct 2021 (Thursday)||21 Oct 2021 (Thursday)||2 Nov 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Jul 2021||14 Sep 2021 (Tuesday)||–||–|
|May 2021||27 Jul 2021 (Tuesday)||3 Aug 2021 (Tuesday)||10 Aug 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Apr 2021||8 Jun 2021 (Tuesday)||–||–|
|Feb 2021||13 Apr 2021 (Tuesday)||–||–|
* are estimated CFA results dates.
Predicting based on a consistent results day pattern
After the first few exam windows of computer-based exams, we are starting to see some pattern in results announcement.
However, there still isn’t a consistent day of announcement since then, with Tuesdays and Thursdays being the most popular days of the week for CFA results announcements.
Based on these, we have predicted the 2023 CFA exam results day with the following assumptions:
– Results are typically announced on Tuesdays or Thursdays
– CFA Level 1 and Level 2 results are usually circa 5-7 weeks after last exam day of an exam window.
– Level 3 results are circa 7-8 weeks after last exam day of an exam window
– Recent historical trends has a greater weight in our estimates and seasonality is taken into account.
Hopefully as computer-based exams become a norm, we should have more data to be able to understand if there’s a reliable new pattern for CBT results announcement.
Stay updated with our CFA exam calendar
Of course, this is just our prediction based on past years’ observations, so please don’t hold us to it!
The CFA Exam Calendar will continually be updated with the latest dates, so if you want to stay updated, just sync up with the CFA Exam Calendar here or with the buttons below:
Got your CFA exam results? Here’s how to get the most out of it
CFA Institute does not release exact exam scores, but rather a performance chart by topic area, an MPS line (minimum passing score, which is not released but we have a good estimate of) and the overall exam pass rates for the whole cohort.
Don’t worry, we’ve written a guide with everything you need to fully understand your results charts.
Using results samples and step-by-step explanations, we show you how to see exactly how well you did, and how you can use the topic performances to inform your studies.
You can read the guide here: CFA Exam Results Explained: How to Interpret Your Results Charts
Waiting for your results? Enjoy your time off for now, let us know what you’re up to with a comment below!
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