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CFP Board Postpones July 2020 CFP® Exam to September 2020

May 04, 2020

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has postponed the July 2020 CFP® Certification Exam administration to September 22-29, 2020.

“The health and safety of our exam candidates has been paramount to us as we’ve monitored the COVID-19 pandemic and considered its impact on the CFP® exam,” said Kevin R. Keller, CAE, CFP Board’s CEO. “CFP Board did not make this decision lightly. We recognize the months of preparation many candidates put into preparing for the exam, and we appreciate their ongoing dedication and perseverance.”

Individuals currently registered for the July 2020 exam will be notified by email on or before May 31, 2020, with details on rescheduling their testing appointment to available dates in the new September 2020 testing window or November. The November 2020 CFP® exam administration is scheduled for November 3-10, 2020.

Registration for the September 2020 CFP® exam will be open to all eligible candidates. Discounted early bird registration is available through July 28, 2020, with a final registration deadline of September 8, 2020.

CFP Board noted that exam administrations will continue as planned only if they can be conducted without compromising the health of exam candidates.

Additional details about the postponed exam administration are addressed in a set of FAQs.

About CFP Board

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board sets standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CFP® certification – one of the most respected certifications in financial services – so that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. CFP Board, along with its Center for Financial Planning, is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of CFP® certification and access to a diverse, ethical and competent financial planning workforce. Widely recognized by firms and consumer groups as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by more than 90,000 people in the United States.


John Pappas
Director of External Communications