The Financial Data Professional Institute’s ultimate mission is to provide financial professionals who wish to upgrade their skill sets in the rapidly developing areas of big data, machine learning and data analytics with an accessible and yet rigorous program of study. As an FDP Candidate, you have, by proxy and intent, subscribed to this important end and we are committed to doing whatever we can to both ensure your well-being and preserve the integrity of our shared purpose, especially in these uncertain times. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and economies, we’ve been working diligently to enable you to sit for the upcoming October 12 – November 8, 2020 exam as safely and as comfortably as possible. Like you, we’ve been closely watching for any updates that might provide a clearer picture of what the world will look like in the coming months and, unfortunately, ambiguity is the only constant. Yet, ambiguity is no reason for inaction, particularly for the FDP Institute where we have successfully learned, over the last several months, to best leverage technology to advance education, community, and industry growth.   

We are now pleased to extend that knowledge to our Candidates with the flexibility necessary for achieving your professional goals in the face of so many unknowns in the world. 

Registered FDP candidates have two options to take the Q4-2020 FDP Exam:  

Option 1:     At a Prometric Testing Center from October 12 – November 8 or
Option 2:     Through Remote Proctoring Testing (RPT) on December 1st, 2020 

Online, remote exams are offered using Prometric’s ProProctor™ application. For a remotely proctored exam, you must supply the computer which must have a camera, microphone and an internet connection and be able to install a lightweight app prior to the test event. You will be able to take the exam online while a Prometric proctor is overseeing the examination process remotely.


To schedule your exam at a Prometric Testing Center

Please be sure to schedule your appointment at one of the secure global test locations as soon as you can as space may be limited in some locations.

In the event that your exam is canceled, you will be eligible for option 2, to take the Remote Proctor exam on December 1st.

Check out the updated video What to Expect on Exam Day at a Prometric Test site 

Prometric Candidate Tips video and one pager 

Option 2:

To schedule a Remotely Proctored Testing (RPT) Exam

Confirm your computer’s compatibility to allow remote proctoring first. To confirm that your computer and network will allow testing through ProProctor™ click here.

  • Remote Proctoring Testing (RPT) Day: December 1st, 2020* 
  • Registered candidates can schedule their RPT time between November 10 – November 20th, 2020 
  • Applications for RPT have to be received by September 30, 2020 
  • Once you have selected a remote proctored exam, you may not re-schedule an appointment at a later date at any physical site. 

Check out the video: What to Expect on your Remote Exam Day

    Kind request: Do not de-activate or delete your email or remove your phone number in the FDP System or Prometric exam reservation software. Communications regarding your exam appointment are shared via email or phone (text/ sms message). 

    Remote Proctoring At-A-Glance

    * Deferments are not allowed and will not be granted to candidates who are unable to sit for the exam due to failure to schedule an appointment.

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