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Certification Updates

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CTP Testing and Appointments

Click Here to view the recorded webinar in which we discussed the most frequently asked questions regarding the June-July 2020 testing window and COVID-19.

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.

> 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 $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.

> Reporting of Results
Since this testing window is the first window based on new test specifications, we need a certain number of candidates to take the exam in order for the passing score to be psychometrically valid. If enough candidates do not take the exam, it’s possible your results will not be available until March 2021. This has never happened in the past, but due to the current situation, it is more important now than ever to schedule an appointment and sit for the exam.

> Deferrals
We understand that these circumstances are unique. As mentioned above, we need all candidates who can to take the exam. AFP encourages you to keep your momentum going and sit for the exam. 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. If you are unable to take the exam by July 31st we will move your exam to the December 2020 – January 2021 testing window at no cost. However, we will not be processing this until August. This gives you the opportunity to still take the exam during the June - July period. If you do make the decision to not take the exam, please cancel your appointment as soon as possible so that other candidates have the opportunity to take your spot.

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.

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