CFA® Program Exam Prep

2021 CFA Exams


Dear CFA Program Candidates,

Exam Success has been helping candidates get to the heart of what's needed to pass the CFA exams for more than 20 years.

In these tough times, we're prouder than ever to bring you painless CFA prep that radically simplifies your path to a pass... and a better life.

Gain wisdom from the Prof.

Let’s be real. If you try and learn everything there is to know in the CFA Program curriculum, you’re in big trouble.

Most of us discover this the difficult way — pouring over 1000s of pages of dry and overly technical material, writing stacks of notes and tackling reams of practice questions...

One of the key lessons I've learned from my own journey to passing the CFA exams — the MOST intimidating and difficult in the financial services industry — is that they don’t require learning the material to a point of mastery (the aim of conventional prep providers); I've also learned EXACTLY what works and what doesn’t.


I have one goal: Make it easier for you to pass.



I’m on a mission to show you EXACTLY where to invest your study efforts and FREE YOU from the time and money-wasting distractions and mistakes that can cost you a pass and your career momentum.

Exam Success has been transforming lives since 1999. I can’t wait to share my 20+ years of proven exam-taking, grading, content creation and teaching expertise with you.


Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI
Exam Success Founder, Director of Learning



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Why Choose Exam Success

Your simplest path to a pass in CFA exam prep.


The path to a pass can be a grind — but it doesn’t have to be. We know your journey is more likely to be smooth if you're engaged in the CFA prep process, easily grasp the material and are productive with your time. With the right motivation, direction and confidence you can succeed.

Take the best CFA prep course & study materials for you!





Radical Simplicity

Not all CFA Program exam prep is made equal. Exam Success does the hard work for you! Aligned with the CFA Program curriculum, our courses and materials for the CFA exams cut the fat, simplify and clarify the material, and guide you step-by-step through the precise competencies you need to get the competitive edge.


No-nonsense. No guesswork. No wasted time.


And, every Exam Success prep option is created by Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI, one of the most enthusiastic and gifted CFA Program exam prep designers and educators in the profession, with 20+ years of expertise — so we can can guarantee that our study solutions are of the highest calibre, and you won't spend anymore time prepping than absolutely necessary.

"I've learned what works and what doesn't, what's essential to know and what isn't, what to prioritize and how to plan...and I want to help you avoid the painful study mistakes that can cost you thousands of hours and dollars and even your career momentum..."

Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI

It's no wonder 98% of students recommend us!*


*Based on 1000+ Exam Success student surveys (2014 - 2019).


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.

Since 1999, when Prof. Gordon launched the first Exam Success CFA Program prep course in Toronto, our award-nominated prep has helped thousands of CFA Program candidates succeed.

With Exam Success as your learning partner, you can feel confident you're getting the CFA Program prep industry's best!.

Canada's longest-serving CFA Program Prep Provider.


Our dedicated CFA Program exam prep experts are devoted to making your experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Contact us ANYTIME and you’ll always get a response from a real, live Exam Success team member faster than you can say “WOW, that was crazy quick and super helpful.” That’s because we’re doers, eager to roll up our sleeves to simplify and solve the problem no matter how big the challenge.

And with our Student Support benefit that's exclusive to Plus — our most comprehensive Focus Course option — responses to even the most complex questions, are never more than a click away. (Personalized attention with maximum convenience.)

Helping students succeed, it's what we do.


We offer a variety of versatile CFA Program prep learning solutions so you can tailor your study experience to the time you wish to prepare or have remaining before your CFA exam, your prep priorities and budget!

From our CFA Program topic modules, curriculum summary guides and review courses to our unparalled expertise and enthusisam to engage and support, Exam Success has what you need to bring your prep to life, clear up the fog, and get you ready to pass your CFA exam with efficiency and ease. Choose the best Exam Success CFA Program study solutions for you.

Only what you need. Nothing you don't.


Postponed or failed your CFA exam, purchased Plus?

Take comfort knowing we've got you covered! Our aim is to make it easier to pass, no matter what life throws your way. That's why Exam Success, in contrast to most CFA Program prep providers, offers free course retakes for ANY REASON — not just a CFA exam fail!*

There's no subsitute for peace of mind!

*Success Guarantee provided exclusively in Plus, our most comprehensive Focus Course, for one new exam attempt that falls within 1 year of the exam date that corresponds with the original purchase. Proof of exam re-registration required.


Exam Success is proud to be a Canadian company and our values and prices reflect that. Exam Success’ prep prices are all in Canadian Dollars – not USD – so you’re looking at a 25% or so currency advantage, making our study solutions an even better bargain than other CFA Program prep providers’.

We wear Canada's maple leaf with pride.



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"I don't think I'd have been successful without Prof. Gordon's CFA exam prep. I've recommended it to many candidates, and will continue to do so."

Jessica Mitler

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"I passed thanks to your prep course and study material. I've recommended Exam Succcess to my colleagues."

David Addo

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"Taking your program was the best decision. Your straight-forward, well-structured study notes & online videos helped me focus and hit the key points. "

Shiraz Noor

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"I'm certain that my chances of passing without your help would have been far less, or nil. I've been singing your praises..."

Graeme McCallum

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"You truly have a superior ability to explain complex material simply, clearly and succinctly. I highly recommend Exam Success."

Ting Liu

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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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"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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"Brian is so knowledgeable and effective. He makes the CFA curriculum so much clearer. I highly recommend Exam Success."

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