CFA® Program Exam Prep

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Since 1999, thousands of candidates worldwide have chosen us to help them pass the CFA exams with ease.

And endless kudos from students.

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Exam Success puts your prep effort exactly where you need it, so you can get over the CFA exam passing score — quick, no sweat.

Not your typical CFA Program prep.

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Exam Success is the simplest path to a pass for CFA Program candidates everywhere.

1000s of smiling students.
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Best CFA prep for the right candidate

Exam Success is incredibly impactful for commerce students and grads, working professionals with a related academic background, and those who've failed the CFA exam before.

Sorry study lovers.

Pass with the Prof.

Exam Success students prepare to pass the CFA exam by learning from one of the most talented teachers in the profession; Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FSCI.

No-nonsense prep students love.
CFA Instructor Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI, teaching at Ryerson University

Why Exam Success?

Top reasons to choose us for your CFA exam.

Exam Success knows what it takes to pursue professional goals and get results without wasting time and putting your life and other priorities on hold. Let us share Prof. Gordon's proven playbook for CFA exam success with you.

Effective Instruction

CFA Program prep dynamo Prof. Brian Gordon knows and shows you the sweet spot for studying. He simplifies the material, removes the redundancies and makes even the dullest, toughest topics engaging and easy to grasp and apply. When you have the profession's top teacher who does the hard work for you, keeps you actively partipating, on point and expanding your knowledge base, your path to a CFA exam pass can be smooth and enjoyable — not something you have to suffer through.

Unlock Prof. Gordon's proven strategy for exam success.

It's no wonder Exam Success is voted best CFA exam prep.*

Superior Support

No robots. Real experts. Our dedicated team is eager to make sure you are taken care of. Contact us ANYTIME and you'll always get a friendly and prompt response to help melt away any stress and keep you moving forward. And, with our Student Support Discussion Board benefit that's exclusive to Focus Course: Plus and Power Review students, Prof. Gordon's answers, to even the most complex, burning questions, are never more than a click away. It's like having your teacher wherever you are.

When you need help, we're there.

Success Guarantee

Need a course retake? No matter the reason (failed, slept in, wedding date conflict...) if you are a Focus Course: Plus student, you can repeat your entire package for free, within 12 months of the CFA exam date that corresponds with your purchase - no “gotcha” milestones or conditions to meet. Learn More about how Exam Success has you covered.

There’s no substitute for peace of mind.

Currency Advantage

We are proud to be a Canadian company and our prices reflect that. Our prices are all in Canadian dollars – not USD – so you’re looking at a 25% or so currency advantage, making Exam Success courses and materials an even better bargain than other CFA Program prep providers'.

We're easier on the wallet!

Ultimate Flexibility

Learn and practice anytime and any place with our award-nominated CFA Program exam prep all created and taught by Prof. Brian Gordon through our modern online learning interface. From CFA curriculum study guides, customizable courses and last-minute workshop-style reviews to our unparalled expertise and enthusisam to engage and support, Exam Success has what you need to pass with ease — no matter how much time you have to study or want to prepare. It's all about YOU for a change!

Exam Success on your own terms.

Quality Assurance

Exam Success is accredited as a Certified Educational Institution by the Government of Canada (ESDC) and we follow CFA Institute's rigorous best practices in CFA Program exam prep — ensuring our offerings meet the highest standards. Exam Success is also Canada's longest-serving CFA Program prep provider, with thousands of happy students around the globe. With Exam Success, you can feel confident you're getting the best.

You're in excellent hands.

Voted Best CFA Prep*

Top Choice Award Nominee for CFA Program Exam Prep Provider with Most Customer Satisfaction Votes

Different by Design

The only prep that's tailored to what really counts on the CFA exam.

Exam Success


To The Point
Plain Language
Value Added
Exam-Level Quality

Yup, Just Right!

Long Winded
Overly Technical
Full of Fluff
Too Basic or Complex

Off Target

Ready for your simplest path to a pass?

Select your CFA exam level and get started.

See how Exam Success can get you on your way to earning the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and all while enjoying the exam prep process too!

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A Trusted Partner

Exam Success collaborates with Universities, Firms and CFA Societies to ensure exam success for the next generation of CFA charterholders.

Our students work at top firms:

* 5/5-Star Rating Average (1000+ Exam Success Student Surveys 2014 - 2019). 2019 Top Choice Award Nominee in multiple categories. Exam Success follows CFA Institute Prep Provider Guidelines. Required Disclaimer: CFA Institute does not endorse, promote or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by Exam Success. CFA Institute, CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Chartered Financial Analyst

The gold standard designation in the financial services industry.

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"Your materials are clear, simple and strategically focused on exam-critical concepts and questions and kept me on track to a pass.

Lilianna Patino

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"If it weren’t for you, I don’t think I'd have ever cleared this exam... I’m even thanking the guy who told me about you.

Michael Tofilis

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"Thanks for your level II Calgary class. I passed and I couldn't have done it without your to-the-point tips."

Edis Tupkovic

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"Thanks for removing the CFA curriculum drudgery and helping me confidently and efficiently get to the finish line. Exactly what I needed."

Alpa Atha

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"I'm using your Level 2 videos. The jokes you crack make it like a real class. I'll be telling my co-workers at KPMG all about your great courses."

Olayemi Dada

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"Your classes were incredibly helpful! Thanks for answering my many questions and being so encouraging. You're the best! "

Alifiya Sohail

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"I passed...first try! Your online study program & final review class contributed a great deal."

S. Holland

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"Your course kept me on pace, explained the material in much simpler terms than the CBOK, played a huge part in my passing L1 & L2!"

Greg O.

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"I passed! I found your review course incredibly useful, especially in helping me focus my efforts in the final few days before the exam.

Katie G.

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"I passed! Your Queens MFIN CFA course helped me shape the areas I needed to focus on in the final stretch and was a HUGE help."

Mark Davis

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"I couldn't have done it without your simplified, to-the-point, slimmed down Level II material. The Exam Success program truly made all the difference."

Scharlet Igo

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"Thanks for giving us Queen's MFins the extra push. You put the pro in Professor!"

Frank Li

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"Prof. Gordon made it easy. His teaching style is simply fantastic. He provides concept clarity, is concise and yet detailed enough."

Tejvinder M.

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"Overwhelmed with joy to be awarded the CFA charter. It has been a very rewarding experience. I owe it to your guidance Brian!"

Pavel Kuperman

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"Having written Level 1 twice before, I can confidently say I wouldn't have been able to do it without your classes."

Alex Suddard

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"If there were an Exam Prep Hall Of Fame, Prof. Brian Gordon would earn the #1 rank on it for best CFA exam prep teacher."

David Sugarman

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"I'm crying with joy right now... you are the very reason that I passed... You are amazing, professor. I'm speechless."

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