Asked by: Crescencia Kleinhart
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

How many hours study for CFP?

CFP Board recommends you spend at least 250 hours studying for the exam. While that sounds overwhelming, the time goes pretty quickly between pre-study, the Candidate Handbook, required education courses, question bank time, review, practice exams, and your own preparations.

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Furthermore, is the CFP test hard?

Most students that have taken the certified financial planner (CFP) board exam agree that the case studies are the most difficult and important portion of the test. The exam itself is six hours long, with two three-hour sessions that have a 40-minute break between them.

Additionally, what is the CFP pass rate? CFP Board does not pre-determine the pass rate for the exam or have an established percentage of questions that must be answered correctly to pass. In 2018, the overall pass rate was 60 percent, and the pass rate for first-time exam takers was approximately 64 percent.

how do I study for the CFP exam?

CFP exam study tips:

  1. Choose a good time to take the CFP exam.
  2. Create a study schedule that plans for life events.
  3. Study like you're preparing for a marathon with adequate breaks.
  4. Verbalize concepts as you study.
  5. Get help.
  6. Take as many practice questions as you can.
  7. Build your own practice exam as you study.

How many times can you take CFP exam?

Candidates may attempt the CFP® exam a lifetime maximum of five times. (Candidates who have attempted the exam four or more times prior to January 1, 2012, will be permitted a maximum of two additional attempts.) Also, candidates may attempt the exam a maximum of three times within a 24-month period.

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