Q: How do candidates register for the Certificate in ESG Investing?
A: Registration is a two-step process, completed online via the CFA Institute website: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/esg-investing. When clicking “Register Now,” users will be prompted to create an account with CFA Institute and once complete, users may register and pay for the Certificate in ESG Investing.
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 choose to purchase a hard copy of the syllabus (the Official Training Manual) with registration for an additional USD135 + shipping.
Q: When can I take my ESG exam?
A: You can sit your exam on most working days at in-person test centers or choose to schedule your exam during times offered via remote online proctoring. Prometric offers a global network of test centers. To view the complete list of available in-person testing centers, please visit https://proscheduler.prometric.com/scheduling/searchAvailability.
Q: How much is the ESG exam?
A: The ESG examination and online learning materials cost USD 795. This includes the exam sitting and access to a digital copy of the curriculum. There is no option for candidates to purchase the exam only. The exam fee is paid through a secure online payment screen.
Q: How long do candidates have to complete their studies and the ESG exam?
A: From the date of initial registration, candidates will have six (6) months to sit their exam. After that, their registration will expire and candidates will have to re-register at full cost. Candidates are limited to three attempts at re-registration within six months.
Q: I’d like to ask for extra time / wheelchair access / medication breaks etc.…
A: CFA Institute is committed to offering the Certificate in ESG Investing accessible to individuals with disabilities and in compliance with legal regulations. Please take a moment to read information about Disability Accommodations for the Certificate in ESG Investing. Candidates must submit the Disability Accommodations Request Form after exam registration, but prior to exam scheduling.
Q: Can I postpone my exam?
A: Candidates may reschedule their scheduled exam appointment up to 72 hours before the exam appointment time. There is a fee to reschedule your exam appointment. This can be done by logging into your CFA Institute account.
All exams must be sat within the six-month period agreed during registration, or the registration will become void. Please see our Refund, Deferrals, and Withdrawals Policy for complete information.