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Latest CFP® Exam Update

July 2014 CFP® Exam Update

(August 20, 2014)

Exam results are available online via your online CFP Board account.

CFP Board wishes all candidates the best as they receive their results.

Upcoming Exam Dates

Exam 
Window
 

Nov. 18-22, 2014

Registration Opens

June 2, 2014

Education Verification Deadline

Oct. 15, 2014

Registration & Scheduling 

June 2 - Nov. 4, 2014*

*Candidates may reschedule within the existing as late as four days prior to their scheduled appointment, subject to seat availability and rescheduling fees.

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Recorded Webinar — The CFP® Exam: Interpreting Your Exam Results and Advice to Re-Takers
 

This webinar provides information on interpreting CFP® Certification Examination results. It also includes advice to re-takers. A recording is available below.

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Held on January 9, 2014, the webinar was hosted by Steve Barkley, CAE, CFP Board's Director of Examinations, and includes:

  • How to interpret your CFP® exam results
  • How to understand your performance diagnostic reports, for both the Job Task Domain and Topic levels
  • How the reports can guide your study plan
  • Suggestions for those planning to re-take the exam

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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