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CFP® Examination Statistics

Following each administration of the CFP® Certification Examination, CFP Board publishes exam statistics for the overall group of exam takers, first time takers and repeaters.

In 2012, the CFP® Certification Examination began using a new exam blueprint based upon the eight Job Task Domains defined by CFP Board's 2009 Job Analysis Study. Performance on the March 2012 and later administrations of the exam is not directly comparable to performance on previous exams that were based upon a different exam blueprint and cut score. Exam statistics for administrations of the current exam blueprint are provided separately above the historical exam statistics for CFP Board's CFP® Certification Examination since the introduction of its comprehensive format.

CFP® Certification Examination Statistics (Current Exam Blueprint)

Exam
Admin

Overall First Time Takers Repeaters
Sat Passed Pass Rate Sat Passed Pass Rate Sat Passed Pass Rate
3/12 1,754 1,037 59.1% 1,175 794 67.5% 579 243 42.0%
7/12 1,792 1,124 62.7% 1,397 935 66.9% 395 189 47.8%
11/12 2,107 1,354 64.3% 1,645 1,124 68.3% 462 230 49.8%
3/13 1,526 955 62.6% 1,121 747 66.6% 405 208 51.4%
7/13 1,417 905 63.9% 1,076 732 68.0% 341 173 50.7%
11/13  1,731 1,099 63.5% 1,297
879
67.8%
434 220
50.7%
3/14  1,491 935 62.7% 1,123
760 
67.7%
368 175 
47.6%
7/14  1,386 894 64.5% 1,083 
738 
68.1%
303 156 
51.5%

Historical CFP® Certification Examination Statistics for Overall Group of Exam Takers

Exam Admin Total Sat Total Passed Pass Rate
11/91 163 81 50%
7/92 1,143 480 42%
2/93 176 88 50%
7/93 239 134 56%
2/94 283 160 56%
7/94 670 355 53%
2/95 972 610 63%
7/95 1,151 680 59%
2/96 1,442 954 66%
7/96 1,861 1,212 65%
3/97 1,456 912 63%
7/97 1,377 823 60%
11/97 1,758 998 57%
3/98 1,278 669 52%
7/98 1,363 801 59%
11/98 1,819 1,016 56%
3/99 1,171 643 55%
7/99 1,342 743 55%
11/99 1,920 1,042 54%
3/00 1,422 880 62%
7/00 1,487 784 53%
11/00 2,102 1,066 51%
3/01 1,579 895 57%
7/01 1,728 936 54%
11/01 2,053 1,143 56%
3/02 1,645 823 50%
7/02 1,869 947 51%
11/02 2,421 1,442 60%
3/03 1,990 1,134 57%
7/03 1,963 1,123 57%
11/03 2,388 1,392 58%
3/04 2,095 1,160 55%
7/04 2,104 1,266 60%
11/04 2,340 1,463 63%
3/05 2,117 1,222 58%
7/05 2,228 1,294 58%
11/05 2,702 1,690 63%
3/06 2,607 1,615 62%
7/06 3,040 1,776 58%
11/06 3,637 1,954 54%
3/07 2,225 1,358 61%
7/07 2,307 1,180 51%
11/07 2,778 1,681 61%
3/08 2,339 1,340 57%
7/08 2,249 1,222 54%
11/08 2,320 1,290 56%
3/09 2,062 1,083 53%
7/09 1,872 943 50%
11/09 2,125 1,149 54.1%
3/10 1,973 1,034 52%
7/10 1,852 982 53%
11/10 2,384 1,224 51%
3/11 2,064 1,237 60%
7/11 2,444 1,279 52.3%
11/11 4,064 2,465 60.7%
TOTALS 102,159 57,875  

Historical CFP® Certification Examination Statistics for First Time Takers

Exam Admin Total Sat (First Time Takers) Total Passed Pass Rate
7/95 985 610 62%
2/96 1,215 839 69%
7/96 1,571 1,097 70%
3/97 1,259 834 66%
7/97 1,070 686 64%
11/97 1,330 818 62%
3/98 959 570 59%
7/98 1,074 680 63%
11/98 1,399 827 59%
3/99 796 473 59%
7/99 990 608 61%
11/99 1,496 854 57%
3/00 992 661 67%
7/00 1,128 643 57%
11/00 1,596 902 57%
3/01 1,057 649 61%
7/01 1,323 764 58%
11/01 1,574 941 60%
3/02 1,234 682 55%
7/02 1,450 798 55%
11/02 1,819 1,123 62%
3/03 1,444 878 61%
7/03 1,529 919 60%
11/03 1,829 1,137 62%
3/04 1,562 951 61%
7/04 1,622 1,040 64%
11/04 1,828 1,225 67%
3/05 1,597 996 62%
7/05 1,732 1,078 62%
11/05 2,042 1,377 63%
3/06 1,979 1,301 66%
7/06 2,435 1,539 63%
11/06 2,661 1,600 60%
3/07 1,684 1,116 66%
7/07 1,814 1,027 57%
11/07 2,104 1,341 64%
3/08 1,638 1,032 63%
7/08 1,771 1,049 59%
11/08 1,795 1,072 60%
3/09 1,461 858 59%
7/09 1,417 795 56%
11/09 1,530 912 59.6%
3/10 1,419 826 58.2%
7/10 1,369 783 61%
11/10 1,689 954 56.5%
3/11 1,431 945 66%
7/11 1,794 1,042 58.1%
11/11 3,053 1,969 64.5%
TOTALS 74,546 45,821  

Historical CFP® Certification Examination Statistics for Repeaters

Exam Admin Total Sat (retakes) Total Passed Pass Rate
7/95 166 70 42%
2/96 227 115 51%
7/96 290 115 40%
3/97 197 78 40%
7/97 307 137 45%
11/97 428 178 42%
3/98 319 99 31%
7/98 289 121 42%
11/98 420 189 45%
3/99 375 170 45%
7/99 352 135 38%
11/99 424 188 44%
3/00 430 219 51%
7/00 359 141 39%
11/00 506 163 32%
3/01 522 246 47%
7/01 405 172 42%
11/01 479 202 42%
3/02 411 141 33%
7/02 419 149 36%
11/02 602 319 53%
3/03 546 256 47%
7/03 434 204 47%
11/03 559 255 46%
3/04 533 209 39%
7/04 482 226 47%
11/04 512 238 46%
3/05 520 226 43%
7/05 496 216 44%
11/05 660 313 47%
3/06 645 314 49%
7/06 628 237 38%
11/06 989 354 36%
3/07 541 242 45%
7/07 493 153 31%
11/07 674 340 50%
3/08 701 308 44%
7/08 478 173 36%
11/08 528 226 43%
3/09 601 225 37%
7/09 455 148 33%
11/09 595 237 40%
3/10 554 208 37.5%
7/10 483 199 41.2%
11/10 695 206 29.6%
3/11 633 292 46%
7/11 650 237 36.5%
11/11 1,011 498 49.2%
TOTALS 24,023 10,087  

 

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