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CAIA Exam Dates and Testing Window in 2024


caia exam datesDid you know that many CAIA candidates complete both parts of the exam within a year?

If this is your plan, you might want to plan ahead, mark the CAIA dates, and make sure you don’t miss the testing windows for the CAIA exam.

Unlike some of the professional exams such as the CPA and CMA, the CAIA exam is offered only twice a year in March and September.

CAIA Exam Dates 2024

 Spring  Fall
 Registration start date  October 9, 2023  April 15, 2024
 Early registration deadline  December 4, 2023  June 10, 2024
 Regular registration deadline  February 12, 2024  August 19, 2024
 Level 1 exam window  March 4-15, 2024 (Online proctoring: March 4-10, 2024)  September 2- 13, 2024 (Online proctoring: September 2-8, 2024)
 CAIA Level 2 exam window  Mar 18-29, 2024 (Online proctoring: March 18-24, 2024)  September 16-27, 2024 (Online proctoring: September 16-22, 2024)

Source: CAIA

After Your CAIA Registration

After paying the CAIA registration fee, you will receive an email confirmation that includes information on how to schedule your exam at the testing centers. You can then pick the location and date for the exam.

Please note that you cannot postpone the exam to the next testing window. If you miss the exam date, you will need to re-register and pay the fee again in the next testing window. The retake fee is considerably lower, and you can check out our post about CAIA exam fees for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a time limit when you must take CAIA Level 2 after passing Level 1?

No, you can take your time to complete the 2 parts of the exam. This is different from other accounting and finance designation, e.g. for CPA exam in which you must complete the 4 parts of the exam within 30 months.

Candidates were required to complete Level 1 and 2 of the exam within 3 years, but this rule was removed in March 2011.

2. Can I take CAIA Level 2 Exam before Level 1?

No, the CAIA exam is sequential (similar to the CFA exam). Therefore, you have to take Level 1 before moving on to Level 2 of the exam.

3. Can I Take Level 1 and Level 2 within the same CAIA testing window?

No, it is not possible.

4. Is late CAIA exam registration accepted with an extra fee?

No. Late registration is not accepted in any circumstances — which means you need to plan ahead!

CAIA Exam Reschedule

You can reschedule your exam without charge as long as it is completed 72 hours before, and that space is available at your chosen testing center.

Also, you can only reschedule within the same testing window. Postponing the exam to the next testing window is not allowed.

Can I Get a Refund on CAIA Enrollment?

The one-off enrollment fee is non-refundable, but you can request a refund of exam registration fee within 30 days of the date of purchase via email. Check the link below for details on costs and fees.

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