What forms of ID are acceptable for admittance into the CFA examination room?

By Shauna Carther AAA
A:

CFA Institute indicates that an original driver's license, passport, government work permit, as well as military, citizen's or national identification cards, or any other form of government-issued photo ID are acceptable forms of ID. CFA Institute has indicated that a passport is their preferred form of ID, but any that conforms to all of the following will be accepted:

  • Is not expired (is current and valid)
  • Contains your photo
  • Is issued by a government agency
  • Is on a single document
  • Is an ordinal document (no photocopies)

For example, if you do have an ID that is issued by a government agency, such as a driver's license, but it does NOT have a photo on it, it is NOT acceptable for admission. Additionally, you can NOT supplement it with other nongovernmental ID that has a photo on it--it must all be on one single document.

Keep the above in mind as you prepare for your CFA exam. If your present ID does not adhere to the above specifications, ensure you obtain an appropriate document well in advance of your exam. Otherwise, you will be denied access to your exam and will receive no refunds for fees paid to write.

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