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What to Expect

At the testing center, you will be:


  • Assigned a locker and key and must store all personal belongings in the assigned locker.
  • Required to present a valid, unexpired government-issued photo ID for verification.
  • Required to permit the electronic capture of fingerprints and a photograph. A fingerprint scan is captured each time a candidate enters or leaves the exam room. Asked to verify that there is nothing in their pockets (pull-out pockets) before entering the exam room.
  • Scanned using a portable wand (much like the body scan by TSA at the airport).
  • Asked to submit calculators for inspection per the CFP Board’s Calculator Policy, and to clear each calculator’s memory before entering the exam room.
  • Monitored by video camera surveillance and test center proctors. The digital video recordings are retained until exam results are official.

Noise-cancelling headphones are available at the testing center, but are optional.