Coronavirus guidance for candidates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for candidates

At CFA UK, the health and well-being of our members, candidates and staff is our top priority.

We are currently working closely with Pearson Vue and monitoring all developments relating  to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Test centres

Please visit the Pearson Vue dedicated webpage for further information on test centre availability in your country.

Important: All CFA UK examinations scheduled to take place during lockdown or in England tier 4 restriction areas will be cancelled by Pearson VUE. Exams will be cancelled for the duration that the lockdown or tier 4 measures are in place for each area. Candidates are advised to log-in to their Pearson VUE candidate account to reschedule their examination.

In those countries where testing is still available, candidates are advised that you should not attend an examination if you have visited any of the Public Health England specified countries and country specific areas within the last 14 days, or if you have symptoms including cough, fever or shortness of breath.

Please note: Certificate dispatch resumed in April, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England. Please bear with us while we work through the backlog. 

This message will be updated to confirm when we are able to confirm official results in writing and issue certificates within 21 working days from your examination date.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you require a verification of your qualification for employment purposes, please contact us at verifications@cfauk.org. Digital badges will continue to be issued where appropriate.

Health concerns

Candidates who have health concerns related to COVID-19 and have an exam scheduled with Pearson Vue within 72 hours, are advised to contact Pearson Vue directly (phone number 0370 6095 777). Pearson Vue will be able to provide tailored advice on whether to sit the exam and possible rescheduling arrangements. Please note, rescheduling arrangements will not be possible if you contact Pearson Vue the time and day of your examination appointment.

Further information

For any updates regarding the CFA Program, please visit the CFA Institute's website