CFA® Institute Calculator Policy

The CFA® Institute only allows two calculators in the exam. They are the:

  • Texas Instruments BA II Plus (including BA II Plus Professional)
  • Hewlett Packard 12C (including the HP 12C Platinum, 12C Platinum 25th anniversary edition, 12C 30th anniversary edition, and HP 12C Prestige)

It is important to buy the calculator you chose so that you can practice with it extensively before you sit for the exam. Familiarity with your calculator is essential for your success in the CFA® exam.

Make sure you bring your approved calculator with you on the exam day. The CFA® institute is extremely strict  and will not allow you to borrow or share a calculator with other candidates during the timed portion of the exam. If you forget your calculator at home or do not have an approved calculator it will be extremely difficult to pass the exam.

Read the CFA® institute’s full calculator policy here.