Q: How do candidates register for the Certificate in ESG Investing?
A: Registration is a two-step process, completed online via the CFA SOCIETY UK website: https://shop.cfauk.org/esg/
Once registered, candidates will receive a confirmation email providing their unique username and password.
Candidates can use these to access the online learning materials immediately by logging into the Candidate Area on the CFA SOCIETY UK website.
Candidates should also use the same login details to login to Pearson VUE's website to select a date, time and location to take the ESG exam.
Q: What do candidates receive when they register?
A: Registration includes the first exam sitting and access to a soft copy of the learning materials via a secure platform. There is no option for candidates to purchase the exam only. Candidates, may, additionally, choose to purchase a hard copy of the learning materials for £40 + postage and packing. Hard copy OTM is available for global shipping; global postage rates apply. The exam fee is paid through a secure online payment screen. The society does not invoice for exam fees, and we cannot take payment over the telephone.
Q: When can I take my ESG exam?
A: From 2 December 2019, you can sit your exam on most working days at a Pearson VUE testing center. Find your nearest Pearson VUE test center.
Pearson VUE offers a global network of test centers. Currently, test centers are available for the Certificate in ESG Investing exam in the UK and the existing 8 EMEA test markets; as we roll out the Certificate in ESG Investing to an additional 15 focus markets globally, test centers will be activated in those jurisdictions when the rollout is complete. Live testing is not currently available in Massachusetts but remote proctored testing is available. At this time the closest testing center is in New York. See here for COVID-19 Guidance for Candidates: https://www.cfauk.org/study/covid-19-guidance-for-candidates.
Q: How much is the ESG exam?
A: The ESG examination and online learning materials cost £485 ($660 USD).
This includes the first exam sitting and access to a soft copy of the learning materials via a secure platform. There is no option for candidates to purchase the exam only.
The exam fee is paid through a secure online payment screen. The society does not invoice for exam fees. VAT is not payable on exams nor the exam and online learning materials bundle.
Q: How long do candidates have to complete their studies and the ESG exam?
A: From the date of initial registration, candidates will have one (1) year to sit their exam. After that, their registration will expire and candidates will have to re-register at full cost.
Q: I’d like to ask for extra time / wheelchair access / medication breaks etc.…
A: CFA SOCIETY UK is committed to preventing barriers to assessment where possible. Please take a moment to read the reasonable adjustments policy, and submit the reasonable adjustments application form once you have registered for the exam, but prior to exam scheduling.
Q: Can I postpone my exam?
A: Candidates wishing to reschedule an arranged exam appointment should provide more than 72 hours’ notice prior to your exam appointment time.
This can be done by logging into the Pearson VUE website or calling 0870 609 5777.
Candidates who experience technical difficulty in rescheduling their examination should contact Pearson VUE in the first instance. For technical difficulties experienced during the weekend or public holiday, which results in the candidate not being able to reschedule more than 72 hours prior to the exam appointment time, candidates are advised to email qualifications@CFAUK.org to log the time of the issue. The email should describe the technical difficulty experienced, including screen shots to evidence any error messages displayed.
Q: Can I get an extension to the one-year registration period for my ESG exam?
A: The recommended study time for the Certificate in ESG Investing is 130 hours. This is achievable within the one-year registration period.
Q: How do I update my address details?
A: All requests for a change of address must be made in writing to qualifications@CFAUK.org. CFA SOCIETY UK will not be held responsible should you not receive your results letter or certificate.
My login details don’t work – Pearson VUE website
· try clicking 'I forgot my password'. You will be asked for your username, first name and surname. A new password will be emailed to you shortly.
· alternatively, you can schedule over the telephone by calling Pearson VUE directly on 0870 609 5777.
· please ensure you have left two working days after your registration before accessing the Pearson Vue website to schedule your exam.
My login details don't work – CFA SOCIETY UK Candidate Area
If you are trying to log into the Candidate Area of the website to access the online materials or your provisional results:
· click 'I forgot my password' to receive a password reminder. If this does not work, email qualifications@CFAUK.org.