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Study Groups

With over 2,000 candidates located in the Bay Area annually, there is always a pool of individuals to create a study group near you. CFA Society San Francisco works to match you with local candidates at your level to create a study group.

We strongly recommend participating in study groups to gain a deeper understanding of the CFA exam topics through collaboration. While we do match you with local study groups, you are responsible for connecting and coordinating dates and locations for your group.

To get involved in a local study group, email our Education Department, info@cfa-sf.orgwith your name, level, and location/Bay Area region. Study group matching is provided to candidates free of charge.

CFA Candidate LinkedIn Group

The CFA Candidate LinkedIn Group is open to all individuals seeking to take the CFA exams. By joining this group, you will not only gain access to hundreds of thousands of candidates worldwide but, prep providers and candidates regularly post study tips and online study groups to participate in. We find that this is in invaluable resource to all candidate. To join the group, click HERE

CFA Institute Quick Links

CFA Institute provides many valuable resources to candidates. Follow the links below to learn more about the exam and test prep resources.



Kaplan Schweser Free Resources

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