Spring 2015 USC/CFALA CFA® Review Program

USC/CFALA CFA® Review Program

CFA Society Los Angeles, in partnership with the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, offers CFA® Review Programs for each level of the CFA® Study and Examination Program.  The Review Program provides candidates with a structured, classroom based approach to preparing for the exam. It is designed to assist candidates in mastering the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and all of the disciplines on the CFA examination are covered. The focus is on the comprehension of the assigned materials in the Study Guides with an emphasis on the Learning Outcome Statements (LOS).  While live instruction is the cornerstone of our program, candidates are provided with access to recorded instruction, accessible through the internet and supplemental study materials. Candidates enrolled in our program receive the following benefits:

Mentor Match
Each Level I candidate enrolled in the Review Program may elect to be paired with a local CFA Charterholder. The Charterholder will provide guidance and support through the exam preparation period.

Candidate Connection
Candidate Connection introduces candidates to the benefits of Society membership. Those enrolled in the Review Program will be given access to the CFA Society of Los Angeles job listings and will be able to attend Society events at member rates (excluding the Annual Meeting) for the period in which they are enrolled in the course. (August - December for Fall candidates/January - June for Spring candidates).

Full-length Practice Exam
As a tool to assist candidates in assessing their strength and weaknesses, one Saturday session of the course is dedicated a practice exam. Each candidate will receive an exam to take during the full-day session structured as a mock exam setting. At the close of the session all candidates receive the answer key for self-grading and assessment.  This practice exam is purchased from the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Supplemental Study Materials Included
Schweser Notes (eBook) and SchweserPro Question Bank (online access) are provided to all enrolled candidates at no additional charge.  The Schweser Notes are to be used as study aids only, instructors do not teach from the Notes. Candidates can add on the hard copy version of the Schweser notes for $20 plus tax and shipping by ordering directly from Schweser: (888) 325-5072

Level I Bonus Classes
Accounting Essentials 
Accounting Review
Quantitative Methods Review
Study Tips and Test Taking Tips
Problem Solving session (Level II)

Streaming Media
Access to recordings of all classes via the CFALA website.
IOS and Android compatible

Bi-Monthly tutoring sessions (Level I)

Click below for the following:
Instructor Bios
Streaming Media Sample
Scholarship Application
Online Registration

Course Schedule and Fees 
Registration for the USC/CFALA CFA Review Program is NOT enrollment in the CFA Exam.

Registration Fee: 
Cost Members:   $1349.00
Cost Non-Members:   $1499.00

Candidates who sat for the December 2014 Level I CFA exam will have a 3 day window after the exam results are released to register for the program at early registration discount prices ($1049.00 - members and $1199.00 - non-members). Contact diana@cfala.org for a coupon code and more info.

Program Pledge: The USC/CFALA CFA Review Program is committed to helping candidates master the Candidate Body of Knowledge and become CFA Charterholders. If you take our ReviewProgram, and fail the CFA Exam, you may retake our review program for $700 (within a 12-month period). We will rebate 100% of your 2nd registration fee after you have retaken the CFA Exam.

Schweser Notes and Pro will not be included with the repeat level.

To use the program pledge you must complete the following steps:

1. Submit a completed program pledge form to the CFALA office

2. Submit failed exam results to the CFALA office (verifying you sat for the exam)

3. Contact the CFALA office for a special registration link to receive the $700 price

4. Sit for the exam

5. Submit your 2nd exam results within 30 days of their release


Sample Schedule of Spring 2015
Level I
Saturday Program

January 10,

9:00am - 4:00pm approx. 13 Saturdays prior to the June 2015 exam Room 

Level I

January 13, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm approx. 25 Tuesday nights prior to the June 2015  exam

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Level II
January 31, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm approx. 9 Saturdays prior to the June 2015 exam
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Level III
January 31, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am and 11:30am - 1:30pm approx. 9 Saturdays prior to the June 2015 exam
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Program schedule  is subject to change.

CFA Review Program Cancellation Cancellations must be received in writing, please email cfareview@cfala.org .  There is a $649 non-refundable deposit, and you will be charged $100 per Saturday class or $50 per study session that has been taught up to the day your written cancellation is received. There will be no refunds after February 20,  2015. All class times and locations are subject to change.

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by the USC/CFALA CFA® Review Program. CFA Institute, CFA® and Charter Financial Analysts® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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