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Registration for March 2022 CFP® Exam Open

December 07, 2021

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:

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

about cfp board

CFP Board is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board consists of two affiliated organizations focused on advancing the financial planning profession for the public’s benefit. CFP Board of Standards sets and upholds standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification — widely recognized by the public, advisors and firms as the standard for financial planners — so that the public has access to the benefits of competent and ethical financial planning. CFP® certification is held by more than 100,000 people in the U.S. CFP Board Center for Financial Planning addresses diversity and workforce development challenges and conducts and publishes research that adds to the financial planning profession’s body of knowledge.


Joseph Feese
Director of Public Relations
X: @CFPBoard