How can I register for the exam?
Registration for the exam is simple; fill out the exam application form and send it with the required documents through courier.

What are the windows available for the exam?
There are two exam windows (January and June) each year. All candidates have to submit exam application 6 weeks prior to exam window chosen. An additional fee of US$150 is required for late applications.

Do I have to enroll as a member before taking the exam?
Yes, all applicants must be valid members before taking the exam, membership fee and certification fee are paid once and cost US$990.

How can I pay for the exam?
You can either send a check enclosed to the exam application or pay by credit card by scanning your application and sending it by e-mail. International students can pay for the exam directly to our authorized representatives in their region.

How can I maintain my certification?
Re-certification is required every 4 years. You can stay up to date with the profession by accumulating 50 educational hours through continuing education, instruction, on-the-job experience, research and publishing, leadership activities, or membership in a national or international professional organization.

What if I failed the exam?
You can re-apply for the exam in the following window.

I donít have a bachelor degree but I do fulfill the experience requirement; can I sit for the exam?
You can sit for the exam but you will not receive your certification unless you provide us with your degree documentation or replace it with a 500+ scoring on the GMAT or GRE exam. Impressive and solid work experience relevant to the certification may fit to replace the academic degree in certain instances.

Where do I sit for the exam?
An exam confirmation letter will be send to you prior to the exam appointed date; full information about the exam location, date and time will be mentioned in the authorization letter. Candidates may take the exam at AAIFM International testing center or at AAIFM authorized representatives outside the U.S.

How do I study for the exam?
All related materials and official books will be available at the beginning of the training course.

I need more time to study for the exam; can I postpone the scheduled date?
Yes, but you have to notify AAIFM at least 10 days of the scheduled date. No requests shall be accepted after that. A fee of US$150 is required for rescheduling the exam.

I passed the exam and fulfilled my papers; when do I get my certification?
You will be mailed your certification 4-6 weeks after passing the exam.

What are the required documents I have to bring with me to exam location? Can I bring related materials to the exam along with me?
An identification card shall be present at the time entering the exam location. Calculator and a Pencil are the only things allowed to accompany with you to the exam. No related material to the exam shall be accompanied.

I finished the approved certification training course today; when can I register for the exam? Is there any deadlines?
All candidates have to register and sit for the exam within a period of 12 months after they receive the authorized training.

What's the authorized calculator type for the exams?
There is no particular calculator type or brand for exams. Any type of a non-scientific calculator can be accompanied to the exam site.