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CFP EXAMCANDIDATEHANDBOOKMARCH 2022

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDECFP EXAMINATION TESTING WINDOWSMarch July NovemberNOVEMBER 2021 CFP EXAMINATION TESTING WINDOWSTesting Window: March 8-15, 2022(Education Verification Deadline: February 8, 2022)EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND FEESThe registration period for each exam administrationis three months, and is broken into three phases:Early Bird Registration, Standard Registration, andLate Registration. Candidates are encouraged toregister as early as possible to benefit from theEarly Bird Registration price and for the best dateand testing site availability.OpensClosesFeeEarly BirdNov. 11, 2021Jan. 19. 2022 825StandardJan. 20. 2022Feb. 8, 2022 925Late RegistrationFeb. 9, 2022Feb. 22, 2022 1,025REGISTER FOR THE EXAMRegister online at CFP.net/examYour exam registration includes FREE access to theCFP Board Practice Exam, with the option to purchasea second Practice Exam.CFP EXAM PRICING AND REGISTRATION TIMELINE3 monthsbeforeregistrationdeadline6 weeksbeforeregistrationdeadline 825Early birdregistrationbegins2 weeksbeforeregistrationdeadline 925Regularregistrationbegins1 week afterregistrationdeadline2 weeks afterregistrationdeadline sExamwindowclosesLateregistrationbeginsCONTACT INFORMATIONMEDICAL OR OTHER EMERGENCIESPROMETRIC TEST CENTERSContact Prometric with questions about theschedule or the test center for an upcomingexamination.No Shows: If you fail to appear for the exam and do notprovide documentation of medical or other emergencyafterwards, you will forfeit the entire exam fee.Prometric Phone: 888-226-9336Site Closures: prometric.com/closuresCFP BOARDContact CFP Board with questions aboutexam and certification requirements.800-487-1497 (Toll-Free) or 202-379-2200examinations@cfpboard.org1425 K Street NW #800Washington, DC 20005Fax: 202-379-2299To report exam misconduct dial the Exam IntegrityTip Line: 855-392-6847Waiver Requests: In case of a medical or otheremergency, CFP Board will consider waiving theforfeiture of the exam fee. The request must be inwriting and supported by verifying documentationfrom a third party. Requests must be received within10 business days of the close of the exam window.Inclement Weather/Test Site Emergency:Unforeseen circumstances may require a test centerto unexpectedly close. Should this happen, Prometricwill make every effort to contact you so that you don’ttravel to the center. Prometric will try contacting youby email and by telephone. Ensure that the contactinformation you provide during the scheduling andregistration process is accurate. You will be contactedby the Prometric scheduling department within 48-72hours to reschedule your appointment.

TABLE OF CONTENTSQUICK REFERENCE GUIDE (PREVIOUS PAGE)MESSAGE FROM CFP BOARD’S MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5OVERVIEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6CFP Certification Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Exam Content and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Sample Exam Questions & Practice Exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7ELIGIBILITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8REGISTRATION & SCHEDULING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Registration Process Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Scheduling Your Testing Appointment with Prometric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Education Verification, Postponement, and Withdrawal Requests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Rescheduling Confirmed Appointments Within the Exam Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Testing Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11EXAM PREPARATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Understand the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Develop a Plan for Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Practice Exam Taking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Taking a Review Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Find Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Plan Your Exam Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14EXAM DAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15What to Bring to the Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Check-in Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15CFP Board Non-Disclosure Agreement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Taking the Exam (Exam Procedures) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Break Times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Finishing the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16After Completing the Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Remote Proctored Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Check-in Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18AFTER THE EXAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Exam Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Retake Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Exam Day Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Reporting Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20APPENDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21A: Principal Knowledge Topics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21B: Testing Center Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23C: Calculator Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24D: Provided Formulas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25E: Provided Tax Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26F: Policy Exceptions & Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27MENTOR PROGRAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Mentee Success Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

MESSAGE FROM CFP BOARD’S MANAGINGDIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICECongratulations on your decision to pursue CFP certification. The education,examination, experience, and ethics requirements to become a CFP professionalare rigorous but achievable, and well worth the effort. This Examination Handbookwill guide you through the process of registering for, taking, and understanding theresults of the CFP Certification Examination (CFP exam).The CFP exam is an important milestone on your path to CFP certification.The exam is comprehensive in scope and designed to assess your ability tointegrate and apply a broad base of financial planning knowledge in the contextof real life financial planning situations. All facets of the CFP exam are guidedby CFP professionals, including the determination of content coverage, writing,reviewing and approving of exam questions, as well as the scoring and passingcriteria. By passing this exam, you demonstrate to the public that you have attaineda competency level necessary to practice independently as a financial planner.If you have questions along the way, we are here to help. Please feel free to contactour dedicated Stakeholder Services team at 800-487-1497 or our Exams staff atexaminations@cfpboard.org.All of us at CFP Board wish you the best as you prepare to take the CFP exam andcontinue on your path toward a rewarding career as a CFP professional.“BY PASSING THECFP EXAM, YOUDEMONSTRATE TOTHE PUBLIC YOUHAVE ATTAINEDA COMPETENCYLEVEL NECESSARYTO PRACTICEINDEPENDENTLYAS A FINANCIALPLANNER.”Best Regards,John Loper, CFP Managing DirectorProfessional Practice5

OVERVIEWThe CFP Certification Examination is designed to assess your ability to integrateand apply a broad base of financial planning knowledge in the context of real lifefinancial planning situations.To sit for the exam, you must have completed a financial planning curriculumat a CFP Board Registered Program, or satisfied CFP Board’s education courseworkrequirement through the Accelerated Path or Transcript Review options.The CFP exam is administered during three 8-day testing windows each year, withone testing window available each March, July and November. Candidates selecttheir test day and testing location from a network of more than 265 testing sites inthe U.S. provided by Prometric, CFP Board’s testing administration partner. Eachtesting appointment is 7 hours, to accommodate 6 hours of testing time as well astime for check-in and security procedures and a lunch break (find additional detailsin the “Exam Day” section of this handbook).CFP CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION 170 multiple-choice questions Two 3-hour sections, each divided into two subsectionsThe CFP exam consists of 170 multiple-choice questions, delivered in a computerbased format, over the course of two 3-hour sections, now including midsectionbreaks, to enhance the security of the CFP exam and provide a consistentexperience for candidates taking the exam at test centers and those takingthe exam remotely.Each section of the exam will be divided into two distinct subsections, andan optional unscheduled break may be taken between those subsections.Candidates can move between questions within each subsection. However, oncethe next subsection begins, candidates will not be allowed to access the previoussubsections of the exam.The CFP exam is a pass/fail exam. Results are verified by CFP Board within fourweeks following the end of the exam testing window, and official exam results aredelivered to candidates by secure email.EXAM CONTENT AND DEVELOPMENTThe CFP exam measures your critical thinking and problem-solving ability, with lessemphasis on factual recall or recognition. The exam does not test textbook theories;rather, it assesses your ability to apply financial planning knowledge in an integratedapproach to real-life financial planning situations. To develop exams that reflect thecurrent practice of financial planning, CFP Board conducts regular Practice Analysisstudies to identify the important tasks performed by planners and assess theknowledge and skills needed to perform these tasks.Based on the outcomes of the Practice Analysis, exam questions are written byvolunteer CFP professionals, with leadership provided by testing experts. The examquestions are subjected to a rigorous, multiple stage review process, including afinal review by CFP Board’s Council on Examinations.The content of the CFP exam is based on CFP Board’s Principal KnowledgeDomains (refer to Appendice A for a complete list). The March 2022 CFP examand later exams are based on the 2021 Practice Analysis, available -practice-analysis.6“THE CFP EXAM ISA COMPUTER-BASEDEXAM CONSISTING OF170 MULTIPLE-CHOICEQUESTIONS OVER THECOURSE OF TWO3-HOUR SECTIONS,EACH DIVIDED INTOTWO SUBSECTIONS.”

Each of the 170 exam questions is linked to at least one of the following PrincipalKnowledge Domains, in the approximate percentages indicated following thegeneral headings.A. Professional Conduct and Regulation (8%)ETax Planning (14%)B. General Principles of Financial Planning (15%)F.Retirement Savings and Income Planning (18%)C. Risk Management and Insurance Planning (11%)G. Estate Planning (10%)D. Investment Planning (17%)H. Psychology of Financial Planning (7%)SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMSA complimentary online quiz on CFP Board’s website includes 10 multiple-choicequestions that have appeared in previous administrations of the CFP exam toprovide you with an understanding of the question format and structure.Access the sample quiz at: CFP.net/sample-exam-questionsCFP Board also offers two Practice Exams to help candidates study for the CFP exam. The Practice Exams are full-length, featuring 170 questions and provideimmediate scoring with feedback on correct answers with rationales. One PracticeExam is included FREE with registration for the CFP exam. Once registered for theexam, candidates can access the Practice Exam online through their CFP Boardaccount. The Practice Exam is a great way for candidates to benchmark theirprogress as they study for the exam.Learn more about the CFP Board Practice Exams at: CFP.net/practiceexamsCFP Board also offers a tutorial that gives candidates an opportunity to becomefamiliar with the test delivery software. prometric.com/ layouts/results/index.html7

ELIGIBILITYYou may register for the exam before completing CFP Board’s educationcoursework requirement; however, you may not sit for the exam untilCFP Board has verified your completion of the coursework requirement.The coursework requirement can be met in several ways, including:1.Completing a CFP Board Registered Program (see CFP.net/programs)2. Completing equivalent coursework subject to CFP Board’s TranscriptReview process (see CFP.net/transcriptreview)3. Holding certain professional designations, credentials or academicdegrees pre-approved by CFP Board can qualify candidates toaccelerate their path to certification by bypassing the majority of theeducation coursework requirement to sit for the CFP exam uponcompletion of the Capstone course or the Capstone Alternative (seeCFP.net/AcceleratedPath)CFP Board Registered Programs provide education verification directly toCFP Board. Transcript Review and the Accelerated Path options requireyou to arrange for specific documentation to be provided to CFP Boardfor review.Verification of your coursework requirement completion must bereceived at CFP Board by the Education Verification Deadline foryour selected exam administration. If verification is not received bythe deadline, your exam registration will be withdrawn, and a 250postponement fee will be applied. If you fail to secure a subsequentregistration within the next two exam administrations, requestpostponement or withdrawal, the entire exam credit will be forfeited.8IMPORTANT NOTEON EDUCATIONVERIFICATION:You can register for the CFP exam prior to completing CFPBoard’s education courseworkrequirement. However, CFPBoard must receive verificationof your completed courseworkrequirement by the verificationdeadline. If verification is notreceived by the deadline,your exam registration will bewithdrawn.

REGISTRATION & SCHEDULINGTo sit for the CFP exam, you must complete CFP Board’s examregistration form, submit payment of the exam registration fee, and thenschedule your testing appointment with CFP Board’s testing administrator,Prometric.Testing appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.We encourage you to register for the exam 60 days or more in advancefor the best date and site availability.REGISTRATION PROCESS OVERVIEW1.Create a CFP Board online account at CFP.net/accountIf you have previously registered for the exam or have already createdyour online account, you may simply log into your secure CFP Boardaccount to start the registration process.2. Log into your CFP Board account and complete theexam registration formClick the “Register for Exam” button on your Certification Dashboard,or select the “Exam” section in your account.3. Submit payment of the exam registration feeThe exam registration process in your online CFP Board accountallows you to pay the registration fee by credit card.4. Schedule your testing appointment with PrometricAfter submitting payment of the registration fee, you will be providedwith instructions for selecting your testing appointment on thePrometric website.Your CFP exam registration includes FREE access to the CFP BoardPractice Exam. Once your registration is complete, you will be able toaccess the Practice Exam through your CFP Board account.SCHEDULING YOUR TESTING APPOINTMENT WITH PROMETRICYou can schedule your testing appointment after you complete CFPBoard’s exam registration form and pay the exam registration fee (seeabove). CFP Board will notify you via email when your eligibility isconfirmed and will provide you with a link to the Prometric website whereyou can schedule your test day and testing site location.1.Follow the link in your confirmation email to the Prometric websiteand select “Certified Financial Planner” from the dropdown menu.2. Select “United States” and the state where you would like to take theCFP exam.3. Select “Schedule an Appointment” from the top of the page.4. Read the provided Privacy Policy Notice and the Data Privacy Noticeand select “I agree.”5. Enter your CFP Board ID number in the “Eligibility ID” field, then, enterthe first four letters of your last name.6. Use the search box to enter the area where you would like to take theCFP exam.7.Select the “Schedule an Appointment” link from the list of availabletest centers.8. To select your testing date and time, select the button labeled “Findavailable seats in a 3-month period,” then select the month when theCFP exam is offered (March, July or November). Click the “Go” buttonto find available appointments.9CFP BOARD PRACTICE EXAMYour CFP exam registrationincludes access to the CFP BoardPractice Exam. This full-length,170-question practice exam isaccessible online through your CFPBoard account, with results andfeedback available immediately.The CFP Board Practice Exam canbe a valuable exam preparationtool.“PURSUING CFP CERTIFICATION REQUIRESA SERIOUS DEDICATIONOF TIME AND EFFORT.BUT THE REWARDS ITOFFERS ARE WELL WORTHTHE EFFORT. CFP BOARDRESEARCH HAS SHOWNTHAT THE CLIENTS OF CFP PROFESSIONALS TENDTO BE MORE SATISFIEDWITH THEIR FINANCIALPLANNING ENGAGEMENTSAND ARE MORE LIKELYTO RECOMMEND THEIRPLANNER TO FAMILYOR FRIENDS.”

9. Use the calendar display to select a highlighted date from theclickable links. Use the “Select an Available Time” list to identifyavailable timeslots for the date selected. Select an appointment timefor taking the CFP exam.10. Complete the requested additional information. Note that your CFPBoard ID, first, and last name will be pre-filled on the form. Enter youraddress and contact information into the appropriate fields. Click“Next” to continue.11. Verify your selected CFP exam date and location. Ensure thatthis information matches your selection. If changes need to bemade, use the “Back” button to revise your appointment. If thetesting appointment information is correct, select the “CompleteAppointment” button to confirm.12. Upon confirmation, you will receive an email from Prometric with yourtesting appointment confirmation details. Please save or print a copyof the appointment confirmation for your records.Scheduling is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register for the exam 60days or more in advance to help secure the most options for testing dates,times and locations.Continue Your Path to CFP Certification: After you register forthe CFP exam, you can continueyour work to complete the otherrequirements for CFP certification.Log into your online CFP Boardaccount to report experiencethrough the Experience ReportingProfile and to make progresstoward other requirements.EDUCATION VERIFICATION, POSTPONEMENT,AND WITHDRAWAL REQUESTS(Deadline to request a withdrawal/postponement: 5 days before the startof the testing window)EDUCATION VERIFICATIONCFP Board must receive verification of completion of the educationcoursework requirement for CFP certification by the EducationVerification Deadline. Failure to meet the deadline results in deregistration, release of the seat to other candidates, and postponement.The postponement fee is 250. Failure to postpone or withdraw by theend of the exam window will result in forfeiture of the exam fee.FAILURE TO SCHEDULECandidates who are fully registered with CFP Board (i.e. exam applicationcompleted, exam fee paid, and education verification completed), buthave not scheduled an appointment with Prometric will have until thewithdrawal/postponement deadline (5 days prior to the start of the testingwindow) to secure an exam seat with Prometric. Failure to secure an examsite with Prometric will result in de-registration and postponement. Thefee for postponement is 250. Failure to postpone or withdraw by thepostpone/withdraw deadline will result in forfeiture of the exam fee.POSTPONEMENT(Postponement Deadline for March 2022 - March 3, 2022)The postponement fee is 250. Candidates may postpone an examonly once per registration. The subsequent exam appointment mustbe rescheduled by the next two exam administrations testing window.Please note that the postponement deadline is 5 days prior to the first day ofthe exam window. For the November 2021 exam, the deadline is Oct. 28, 2021.WITHDRAWAL REQUEST(Withdrawal Deadline for March 2022 - March 3, 2022)Candidates who decide not to pursue the exam after registering and wishto withdraw their application are eligible to receive a 200 refund. Pleasenote that the withdrawal deadline is 5 days prior to the first day of theexam window. For the November 2021 exam, the deadline is Oct. 28, 2021.10

RESCHEDULING CONFIRMED APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE EXAM WINDOWThrough Prometric, candidates are permitted to reschedule their examdate, test site location, and scheduled test start times within theirregistered exam window. No charges are applied for scheduling changes30 days or more in advance of the scheduled exam appointment withPrometric. A 100 scheduling change fee is applied for changes madebetween 5 to 29 days in advance of the scheduled exam. No changes arepermitted less than 5 days in advance of their scheduled appointment.30 Days (No change fee) —29-5 Days ( 100 change fee) —5 Days (not permitted) —Exam Day —If you are moving your exam date from one exam administration to a futureexam administration, you are subject to either the Withdrawal or Postponementpolicy. The Reschedule Policy is not applicable as this policy only concernsrescheduling an exam appointment during the same testing window.Important Note: In order to withdraw from an exam or postpone yourexam appointment, candidates must contact CFP Board at examinations@cfpboard.org. Prometric will not be able to cancel your exam appointmentif contacted.TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS(For March 2022 Exam - Applications Accepted Nov 15, 2021 - Jan. 25, 2022)CFP Board is committed to ensuring access to the CFP CertificationExamination for all individuals with disabilities and supports theAmericans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). CFP Boardprovides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals withdisabilities who document a need for testing accommodations.You can request testing accommodations after completing the examregistration form and making payment to CFP Board by submitting aTesting Accommodations Request Form.Requests for testing accommodations are inherently individualized andconsidered on a case-by-case basis. Consequently, no single type ofaccommodation will necessarily be appropriate for all individuals withdisabilities, and simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnosticcriteria for a particular medical condition or disorder does not mean thatperson is automatically entitled to testing accommodations.The testing accommodations available include, but are not limited to:Extended Time: Standard Time 50% (total: 9 hours)(Section 1: Test 4.5 hours; Section 2: Test 4.5 hours)Additional 30-minute break per testing section (total: 7 hours)(Section 1: Test 3.5 hours; Section 2: Test 3.5 hours)ScribeLarge-Font ExamPrivate RoomTesting accommodation requests are not required for the use ofeyeglasses and hearing aids; insulin pump, if attached to yourbody (medical equipment not attached to your body requires anaccommodation request); anti-glare screen; or cane/crutches/walker.To learn more and to request testing accommodations, visit CFP Board’swebsite at: CFP.net/exam-special-accommodations11“CFP BOARD PROVIDESREASONABLE AND APPROPRIATEACCOMMODATIONS TOINDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIESWHO DOCUMENT A NEED FORTESTING ACCOMMODATIONS.”

EXAM PREPARATIONYou are encouraged to prepare for the exam in advance of the scheduledappointment. Advance preparation can help increase your confidenceand reduce anxiety as the exam draws near. Take time to learn what toexpect and what is expected of you at the testing center. CFP Board hascompiled a few tips from current resources that outline strategies to buildthe foundation for a sound plan of study.UNDERSTAND THE EXAMA deeper understanding of the exam structure and its components will helpyou to d

Oct 05, 2021 · will guide you through the process of registering for, taking, and understanding the results of the CFP Certification Examination (CFP exam). The CFP exam is an important milestone on your path to CFP certification. The exam is comprehensive in scope and designed to assess your ability to

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