How Many Times Can You Take The CFP Exam?

Candidates may attempt the CFP® exam a lifetime maximum of five times.

(Candidates who have attempted the exam four or more times prior to January 1, 2012, will be permitted a maximum of two additional attempts.) Also, candidates may attempt the exam a maximum of three times within a 24-month period.

Is the CFP test hard?

Most students that have taken the certified financial planner (CFP) board exam agree that the case studies are the most difficult and important portion of the test. The exam consists of 170 multiple-choice questions, with some based on case-studies or scenarios.

How many times a year is the CFP exam offered?

The CFP® Certification Examination is offered three times per year, in 8-day testing windows in March, July and November. The CFP® Exam consists of two 3-hour testing sessions separated by a scheduled 40-minute break.

What is a passing grade on the CFP exam?

In 2018, the overall pass rate was 60 percent, and the pass rate for first-time exam takers was approximately 64 percent. Candidates are eligible to sit for the CFP® exam after completing the Education requirement. Candidates may register for the exam before completing their educational program.

How many levels are there in CFP?

The CFP Certification Examination is a multiple choice, computer-based exam consisting of 170 questions, broken into two sessions separated by a 40-minute break. Candidates have up to three hours to complete each session.