CFP® Exam Preparation
Take the CFP® exam with confidence. We've compiled the resources and strategies below to help you prepare for the exam and give you an idea of the kinds of questions you'll be asked. With the right preparation, you can increase your chances of success.
As you prepare for the CFP® exam, it's important that you take as many practice questions as possible. There are two, full-length, 170-question Practice Exams available from CFP Board, composed of authentic questions that cover all CFP® exam topic areas.
Connect with a mentor
Mentors are CFP® professionals who can support you in preparing for the CFP® exam. They know what you’re going through — and can help you stay on track, offer advice and provide encouragement.
Enrollment to participate in the Mentor Program is open for two weeks at the beginning of each exam registration period.
More Exam Resources
Many candidates find the resources below helpful in preparing for the CFP® exam.
Be strategic in your approach to studying and develop a plan for test day that anticipates any obstacles you may face.
Planning for Success
Not sure where to start? This guide will help you develop a study strategy that plays to your knowledge, strengths and experience.
more Tools & Resources
Download study guides and our exam prep checklist, access the Practice Exams and review course providers, connect with our community for those preparing for the exam, and explore even more resources.
I advise looking at multiple practice exams to get a different style of question — the questions are very close to the actual exam questions.
Start your journey to CFP® Certification
- Track your progress with the CFP® Certification Tracker
- Post your resume at the Career Center
- Connect with a mentor who can guide you
- Register and prepare for the exam
- Find career and financial support
- Connect with other candidates at our online forum