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.


November 2020 Exams
FP Canada continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is following the advice of health experts and governments. We take the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, exam candidates, certificants, stakeholders and all seriously.
Visit the November 2020 exams webpage for the most up-to-date information.
New format: FP Canada is offering a new online proctoring option for candidates writing the CFP® exam and QAFP™ exam this November. This option provides candidates with flexibility and convenience, and ensures all candidates have access to write the certification exams. Candidates have the option to continue with the traditional in-person exam test centre experience or to write the exam in an online proctored format from their home or other private location, providing a secure alternative to traditional test centres.

New dates: The QAFP exam will now take place on November 23, 2020 and the CFP exam will now be held on three days: November 24, 25 and 26, 2020.

Registration is now closed, and the next QAFP exam will take place on May 28, 2021 and the next CFP exams will be held on two days: May 26 and 27, 2021. Registration opens in early January 2021.


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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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