Examinations

Examinations are an important step along FP Canada™’s paths to certification, providing an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate that they’ve developed the competency required to meet FP Canada’s certification standards.


FP Canada is actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are following the advice of health advisors and governments. We take the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, candidates, certificants and all stakeholders seriously.


As a result, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming June in-person administration of the CFP® exam and QAFP™ exam. This decision was not taken lightly, however we feel it is an important step to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.


All individuals who have registered for one of the June exams will be automatically enrolled in the next sitting of the exams, taking place in November.
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QAFP™ Examination

A four-hour, computer-based exam consisting of both stand-alone and case-based multiple-choice questions. The QAFP examination focuses on specific elements of the FP Canada Standards Council™ Competency Profile and integrates several financial planning areas.
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CFP® Examination

A six-hour, computer-based exam consisting of a combination of stand-alone, multiple-choice, and case-based constructed-response questions. The CFP examination focuses on specific elements of the FP Canada Standards Council™ Competency Profile and integrates several financial planning areas.
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