Registration for March 2022 CFP® Exam Open
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it will administer its CFP® exam from March 8-15, 2022. The registration deadline for the March CFP® exam is February 22, 2022, and discounted early bird registration is available through January 19, 2022.
The March 2022 CFP® exam will reflect an updated list of Principal Knowledge Topics. The updated list was based on the findings from CFP Board’s 2021 Practice Analysis Study, the largest financial planning research project in the United States. Included in the new topics is the new Principal Knowledge Domain, Psychology of Financial Planning. This topic expands on former General Principles of Financial Planning concepts related to client and planner attitudes, values, biases and behavioral finance.
CFP Board compiled resources to help candidates better understand how the March 2022 exam will be different from prior exams. These include:
- A side-by-side comparison of the 2021 and 2015 principal knowledge topics, highlighting the specific updates to the topic list for the March 2022 exam.
- Updated CFP® Certification Learning Objectives, outlining the learning objectives that should be covered under each principal knowledge topic.
- Frequently Asked Questions, which includes a section for March 2022 candidates.
Candidates can also access a variety of other exam prep resources on CFP Board’s website including a video of top preparation tips, practice exam, mentoring program, testing strategies and key factors for success—among others.
The CFP® exam is offered three times per year: March, July, and November. Historical exam statistics can be found on CFP Board’s exam statistics webpage. More information on the CFP® exam, including registration and eligibility details, can be found on CFP.net/exam.
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 the public, advisors and firms as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by nearly 93,000 people in the United States.
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