Took CFA L1 in Dec 19; Didn't Get Scores Due to Disciplinary Action; Looking for Advice

Title pretty much says it all, looking for advice on how to proceed with the CFA institute.

Basically ,had my fitbit on during the first half of the exam, when I came back for the second before starting a proctor told me to take it off which I did (stupid on my part I know, but in my mind didn't think of it as a smartwatch). Scores were released today, found out I will have to wait two to three months to have my score released. Looking for advice, if anyone has gone through this before or dealt with the CFA review board, and what would be the best way to proceed. Also looking for success or failure stories (kinda bummed too bc I don' t know if I passed or failed).

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Jan 30, 2020

Unfortunately, hate to admit it. Having the fitbit on your wrist causes concern. You're not a bad person. It's just a silly mistake. It is similar to having an iPhone on your desk during an exam. I hope everything goes well but worst of worst, just take it again. They have assumption that it is a smart watch and you gain an advantage. You're fine, it is not a big deal. Just take it again in the future in June or December.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

Jan 30, 2020

I thinking that's worse case scenario, my two thoughts are:

  1. Will I be able to take again? if so, it'll be almost a year to take again as they will take 2-3 months, which pretty much backs me out June.
  2. On the report they gave me, they noted I didn't use it, so I don't know which way it will go.
Jan 30, 2020

I think you should just be honest and say I accidentally wore my fitness watch to the exam and I am interested in taking the exam again. This incident won't happen again. I apologize and I am sorry for the inconvenience. Honestly is the best policy.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Feb 1, 2020
ironman32:

if anyone has gone through this before or dealt with the CFA review board, and what would be the best way to proceed.

Is this a PCP investigation?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 27, 2020
Isaiah_53_5:
ironman32:

if anyone has gone through this before or dealt with the CFA review board, and what would be the best way to proceed.

Is this a PCP investigation?

REmind me what PCP means?

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Feb 27, 2020
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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