Certification Resource Center

Certification Updates

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CTP Testing and Appointments

As of today, Pearson VUE is open for testing in most locations with limited capacity. If the situation changes, we will notify all candidates immediately. Our priority is to support our candidates and their ability to become certified.

> It may take multiple attempts to schedule an appointment
Appointments will be limited this testing window and the scheduling is changing by the minute. It is important that you check for appointments early and often. Pearson VUE is scheduling at reduced capacity at all of its testing centers to adhere to social distancing guidelines and local regulations.

Pearson VUE is adding more availability as they are able, so please check back often

If you schedule an appointment and are unable to take the exam that day, please cancel your appointment. This allows someone else the opportunity to take the exam on that day. If you do not cancel at least one full business day in advance then you will be required to pay the $85 no-show fee.

> You Will be Required to Wear a Facemask
Pearson is requiring all candidates and employees to wear a face mask while in the testing center.  You will be required to bring your own facemask and will be turned away if you do not have one.

> Deferrals
We understand that these circumstances are unique.  The investment you are making is more important now than ever, for you and your organization, and we want you to be able earn your CTP.

At this time standard deferral policies are in place. If you are eligible, you may defer your December 2020-January 2021 registration to the June-July 2021 testing window by completing the deferral form and submitting supporting documenntation.  To view the CTP deferral policies and download the form please click here.

Please contact Caitlin Hennessey with any questions.


FP&A Testing

>Testing Window Extended

The 2020B testing window has been extended one month to give candidates additional time to find an appointment.  The window will run from August 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

As of today, Pearson VUE plans to be open for testing starting June 1st with limited capacity. If the situation changes, we will notify all candidates immediately. Our priority is to support our candidates and their ability to become certified. The latest information can be found here: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

> It may take multiple attempts to schedule an appointment 
Appointments will be limited this testing window and the scheduling is changing by the minute. It is important that you check for appointments early and often. Pearson VUE is scheduling at 50% capacity at all of its testing centers to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Pearson VUE is adding more availability as they are able, so please check back often.  

If you schedule an appointment and are unable to take the exam that day, please cancel your appointment. This allows someone else the opportunity to take the exam on that day. If you do not cancel at least one full business day in advance then you will be required to pay the $100 no-show fee.

> You Will be Required to Wear a Facemask
Pearson is requiring all candidates and employees to wear a face mask while in the testing center.  You will be required to bring your own facemask and will be turned away if you do not have one.

Please contact certification@afponline.org with any questions.


Re-certification

We understand that some conferences that credential holders were counting on for credits have been canceled, so we want to make sure you are aware of all the resources you can use to earn credits at home.

Ways to earn recertification credits through AFP include:
AFP Publications Quizzes
Virtual Seminars and Webinars
Membership

Being an AFP Member grants you 4 recertification credits per year.  It also gives you access to all of our certified member perks.  Please visit our Continuing Education Credits With AFP Membership page to view more information about our Webinars, Content Quizzes, Recorded Event Sessions, and Virtual Events.  All of these are included for free with your AFP Membership.

We also encourage all CTPs to take a look at the different ways to earn recertification credits.  Most credential holders have credits they don’t realize they can claim.  For example – reading a book about the economy is eligible for 5 credits in the Independent Study category.  Serving as treasurer of your homeowner’s association is worth 2 credits per year.

The deadline to submit recertification for cycles ending June 1, 2020 was October 15, however, we have extended the extension request deadline to December 31, 2020.  If you need to earn and/or report credits for a certification cycle ending June 30, 2020, you may submit the extension request form and fee to extend your cycle and reporting date through December 31, 2020.

For re-certification questions, please email Glenn Douglas at gadoug@afponline.org