NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 / — The Princeton Review®, the education services company well known for its test-prep courses and resources for dozens of important exams—from the SAT® to the USMLE®—has expanded its resources for people preparing to take the highly challenging CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) exam. 

Following on the success of its innovative course for the Level I CFA exam, which the company debuted in September 2019, The Princeton Review today released its new course for the Level II CFA exam.

The company's Level II CFA exam course, priced at $699, is an online, self-paced, comprehensive program of study offering more than 60 hours of instruction. The course's video lecturers—all CFA charterholders—are renowned in their fields, from corporate finance to investment banking; they are also exceptionally strong teachers. (Notes follow on the course components.)

For anyone seeking to earn a CFA designation—the most respected designation in the field of financial analysis—the path to that distinction is challenging. Administered by the CFA Institute, the premier global organization for investment management professionals, the CFA designation is one of the most difficult professional credentials to earn. Candidates for a CFA designation must pass three lengthy, rigorous exams. The current pass rate for the six-hour Level I exam is 42 percent. The pass rate for the four-and-a-half-hour Level II exam is 44 percent. The pass rate for the Level III exam (an essay test with a slightly shorter duration) is 56 percent.

Given that context, what makes The Princeton Review's course for the Level II CFA exam genuinely exceptional is the company's pass guarantee. Simply put: Anyone who purchases and completes the Level II CFA Essential course and subsequently takes and fails to pass the exam can get their money back.[1]

The Princeton Review Level II CFA exam course includes:

  • 60+ hours of video lectures, plus 5+ hours of video explanations for vignette-based questions
  • 1,500 practice questions with detailed solutions
  • 1,300+ slides of study notes
  • 2 test-like mock exams that resemble the actual Level II CFA exam
  • unlimited access to professors for Q&A

"Building on the success of our Level I CFA exam course, we designed our Level II CFA exam course to be both comprehensive and efficient," said Juwon Lee, The Princeton Review's Vice President for Finance and Business Development, who spearheaded the company's development of the courses. "Our goal for each course—and a key distinction that has set them apart from other CFA exam courses—is that we pinpointed the essential information students need to pass each exam and then created targeted programs of study so highly focused and strategic that they require fewer study hours, overall, than they would require in the courses offered by our competitors," Lee added. "This year, with aspiring charterholders juggling work, study, and family schedules due to the pandemic, we prioritized making our Level II CFA exam course a highly efficient use of students’ precious prep time."

Information about The Princeton Review's Level II CFA exam course, as well as clips from the course video lectures, tips for taking the exam, and FAQs about the course and exam is here. Information about The Princeton Review's Level I CFA exam course is here

The Princeton Review has created a series of videos on its YouTube channel for people studying for the Level I and Level II CFA exams. Viewable here, the videos are hosted by the company's CFA course content directors and instructors. They share their updates on the exams, test-taking tips, reviews of key topics, and more.

The Princeton Review also has resources for other exams for professional certification, licensing, or proficiency assessments. Among them are guides for the USMLE® (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam), and the Praxis® (American teacher certification tests). The company's resources for professional school admission tests include guides or courses for the MCAT® (Medical College Admission Test), 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 admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The company’s brand 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 19 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).

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