Become a CFP® Professional

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Sample Exam Questions

Sample Quiz

CFP Board makes available an online sample quiz made up of 10 questions that have appeared in previous administrations of the CFP® Certification Examination and represent the topic areas covered by the current CFP® exam. Once you complete the quiz, you can score yourself and review the correct answers and explanations.

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These sample questions are provided to familiarize examinees with the types of questions on the exam. The questions in this quiz do not represent an actual exam in format, length or content coverage. Examinees should not equate success or failure in answering these questions as a measure of readiness for the CFP® exam.


CFP® Practice Exams

New! CFP Board has introduced two 50-question practice exams to help candidates study for the CFP® Certification Examination. The practice exams are accessible online and provide immediate scoring with feedback on correct answers with rationales. Include this unique and valuable tool in your exam prep plans.
 
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Exam Review Courses

Though it is not required, many candidates find that taking a review course is helpful in preparing for the CFP® certification exam. For the convenience of those pursuing certification, CFP Board has compiled a list of exam review course providers. These courses and their providers are not endorsed or recommended by CFP Board. Additional exam review course providers can be found by searching online.

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