Registration for the October 26 - November 8, 2020 exam opens May 10th. 

The safety and well-being of our Candidates is paramount to us. We are continually monitoring the dynamics of the COVID-19 situation and are in constant contact with our exam administrator, Prometric. You will be contacted by Prometric and the FDP Institute if your exam is cancelled. For information directly from Prometric, see Your exam will proceed if you do not hear from us. 

For the March 16 -April 4, 2020 FDP exam updates , please click here

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or need any clarifications:

    Anyone can register to take the exam. The FDP Charter is awarded after a candidate has successful completed the FDP exam and has submitted the Certificates of Completion for the online classes.

    Most Candidates agree that 200+ hours of study on each level prepares them for the FDP exams. That's a big commitment, so before you start, there are some things you'll want to know. Y Exam materials include Study Guides, Required Readings as listed on the curriculum page and the sample questions

    We recommend the Candidate Orientation webinar.  Hossein Kazemi (Sr. Curriculum Adviser of the FDP Institute) and Keith Black, recent FDP Charter holder discuss the curriculum, provide study tips and exam day preparation recommendations. 

    Register for the Exam 
    Make sure you have your current passport or driver's license with you when you register. The name on your government issued identification must be exactly the same as on your exam registration. Once you have registered you can log into your FDP account. CAIA members are eligible for a 20% discount of the registration fee.  Learn more. 

    Reserve Your Exam Seat 
    Through our partnership with Prometric, FDP has over 450 test locations around the globe. Early seat reservation ensures availability on the date/ time that suits you most.   ** seat reservation is  on a first come, first serve basis.**

    Prepare for the exam 
    Follow the study guide to ensure you direct your learning to the areas that matter. 

    Submit your online class certificates 
    Upon completion of your online classes, the provider will award you a Certificate of Completion. These can be submitted to After verification by the FDP staff you will receive a confirmation of receipt.

    Earn the FDP Charter
    Upon successful completion if the exam, you will be asked to submit the FDP Code of Ethics as well as two industry recommendations. After which you will receive your FDP Charter 

      Candidate Handbook

      Candidate Study guide
      (March 4 - April 4, 2020 Exam window) 

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