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CFP Board outlines the policies and requirements related to retaking the CFP® Certification Exam on their official website.

  • Candidates may attempt the exam a maximum of three times within a 24-month period. If a candidate attempts the exam on three successive administrations, a one year sit-out period is required before registering for another attempt.
  • If you need to retake the CFP® Certification Exam, you may attempt the exam a lifetime maximum of five times.
  • If you attempted the exam four or more times prior to January 1, 2012, you are permitted two additional attempts.

Please refer to the CFP Board website for further details.