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. With this in mind, we’ve made some key decisions on the upcoming November 2020 exams.
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.
All exams are delivered to candidates on a laptop or desktop computer, through a secure, browser-based platform that locks down the computer from accessing anything other than the exam. Access detailed information to prepare for the QAFP Exam and CFP Exam where you’ll find a comprehensive exam guide as well as important dates, fees, eligibility, preparation checklist, a study toolkit and a practice exam.
This webpage contains up-to-date information on available in-person test centres as well as the technical requirements for writing the online proctored exam, system checks that must be completed no later than the week before sitting the exam and how to prepare your testing environment for exam day.
For more information on the November exams review our FAQs.
When registering for the in-person exam, candidates will be asked to select a primary and secondary location. Check back if you do not see your preferred site as this list will be updated as new locations become available and/or sites are closed due to local health restrictions.
After registering for the QAFP exam or CFP exam with FP Canada for online proctoring, candidates will receive an email from Yardstick Assessment Strategies (firstname.lastname@example.org) with instructions on setting up a user account on their system to facilitate the exam session.
After creating a user account, candidates must book their exam time on the Yardstick system. FP Canada recommends selecting an exam start time between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET. The exam time includes time for onboarding (showing identification, scanning the exam room), exam writing and break(s).
This video provides an overview of the registration process.
Review the technical requirements, process for completing the system checks and instructions on how to prepare your testing environment for exam day. It is MANDATORY that all candidates test their exam day computer PRIOR to the exam date and is the candidate’s responsibility to do so using the equipment and internet connection to be used on exam day, to ensure all requirements are met. Candidates should complete this test at exam registration, prior to the close of registration and in the week before the exam.
|Web Camera||640 x 480 resolution||1280 x 720 resolution|
|PC User||Windows Vista||Windows 10 (10 S mode is not supported)|
|Mac User||OS X 10.5 or higher||OS X 10.13 High Sierra|
|Internet Download Speed||.768 Mbps||1.5 Mbps|
|Internet Upload Speed||.384 Mbps||5 Mbps|
|RAM||1024 MB||2 GB|
|Ports||1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP||1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP|
In anticipation of exam day, candidates MUST ensure their computer meets the system requirements
Ensure your computer is prepared 30 minutes prior to the scheduled connection time to reduce potential connection issues.
If a candidate is unable to access their exam due to a failure to complete the computer readiness check prior to the exam, they will be deemed a ‘No Show’ for the exam.
This video demonstrates the secure check-in process that you will go through on exam day.
If you are having trouble setting up your station, confirming preparedness, or connecting to the proctor, contact ProctorU Assessment Support directly.
1-855-772-8678, Option 1
Click on "Having Trouble with an Exam" and then "I am a test-taker".
You will see options at the bottom of the screen
If you are calling on exam day, we recommend you call or use the live chat for faster response time.
Candidates are required to ensure the testing environment is and will remain comfortable, quiet, and free of distractions during the scheduled exam.
The following is required and will be confirmed by the proctor:
During the examination, candidates are not permitted to do any of the following: