NEW YORK, August 25, 2022/ — The Princeton Review®, known across America and beyond for its tutoring, test-prep, and admissions services, now offers online, self-paced courses for all three levels of the highly challenging CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) exam. 

The education services company debuted its course for the Level III CFA exam today. The new course follows on the success of The Princeton Review’s previously released online courses for the Level I CFA exam in September 2019 and the Level II CFA Exam in December 2020. 

The CFA designation is the most respected credential in the field of financial analysis. It is administered by the CFA Institute, the premier global organization for investment management professionals. The designation carries many benefits from enhanced status and earnings potential to lifelong networking and education resources. Earning this highly impressive credential, however, is very difficult.

Candidates for a CFA designation must pass three exams that collectively involve just over 15 hours of test-taking. The pass rates for the exams are sobering. On the most recent administrations, the pass rate was 38 percent for the Level I exam, 44 percent for the Level II exam, and 49 percent for the Level III exam. The 10-year average pass rate for all three levels is 44 percent.

"Appreciating the challenge of a becoming a CFA charterholder, and the study time available to working professionals aiming to pass these exams, we designed our CFA exam courses to be highly targeted, efficient, and dynamic,” said Juwon Lee, The Princeton Review's Chief Financial Officer. Lee, who spearheaded the company's development of the courses, added, "Our extraordinary instructors—all of whom are CFA charterholders—honed our course content to focus only on concepts specific to each exam and to help test-takers master analytic skills essential to passing the exams, and, ideally, passing them their first time.”

What further distinguishes The Princeton Review’s three courses for the CFA exams is that each course carries the company’s Pass Assurance. Simply put: Anyone who purchases and completes The Princeton Review’s Level I, Level II, or Level III CFA exam course who subsequently fails to pass the related exam can get their money back. Terms are specified on the company’s website here.

The Princeton Review’s new Level III CFA exam course is priced at $799. It carries the company’s unique Pass Assurance and includes:

  • 50+ hours of video lectures and question-solving tutorials
  • 800+ multiple choice questions with detailed solutions
  • 40+ essay questions and 45+ item set questions with thorough explanations
  • 2 mock exams that mimic the real Level III CFA exam
  • study and strategy notes curated by industry leading experts

The Princeton Review has detailed information on its website about its course for the Level III CFA exam here; its course for the Level II CFA Exam here; and its course for the Level I CFA exam here.

Prospective CFA exam-takers can access more than 35 videos on the exams on The Princeton Review’s YouTube channel here. Hosted by the company's CFA course content directors and instructors, the videos feature exam updates, reviews of key topics, strategy tutorials and test-taking tips.

The Princeton Review also offers resources for people taking other exams required for professional certification, licensing, or proficiency assessments. Among them are the company’s online course (launched in November 2021) for the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) exam. The company has online courses and test-prep guides for people preparing to take the MCAT® (Medical College Admission Test) as well as test-prep guides for the USMLE® (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam), the Praxis® (American teacher certification tests), the DAT® (Dental Admission Test), the OAT® (Optometry Admission Test), and the PCAT® (Pharmacy College Admission Test).

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review® is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through its: online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors; online resources; more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House; and dozens of categories of school rankings. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is now in its 41st year. The company’s brand, now in its 21st year, is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 21 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

The CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by The Princeton Review. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by the CFA Institute.

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