So I know that we are about five months away from the exam and the time may seem plenty for things to come back to normal. But are things really going to be OK in the entire world? If you look at US, things are pretty bad over there and it seems that it will only get worse before things get better. Then, there will be that potential gradual reopening and God only knows how much time would it take for new COVID infections to completely subside. Therefore, I find it highly unlikely that things will come back to normal in December in at least some parts of the world. So I have been wondering what would CFAI do? Continue insisting that everyone needs to do the exam at the same time or maybe base its decision on country-by-country basis? Five months is really not a whole lot of time especially since the vaccine is highly unlikely to be available any time soon.
If they postpone the exam, it will be a gap of two calendar years (assuming they postpone it for June 2021). It would have negative impact on CFAI’s finances, people’s desire to pursue CFA exam, etc.