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Earning your FDP Charter is a simple process that was designed for today’s busy professional. After you decide you are interested in participating in the FDP program, take the following steps:

  • Carefully read the entire Candidate Handbook.
  • Create your FDP Profile. Creating your profile is free and ensures you stay up to date on study tools and industry news. You can delete your profile at any time.
  • Receive and read the FDP Study Guide.
  • Register for the FDP exam and purchase the exam from the FDP Institute.
  • Reserve Your Exam Seat  
    • Note: November 2019 candidates can reserve a seat today but have to complete their prerequisites by October 31, 2019!
After you register for the exam:
    • Complete the prerequisite courses from one of the approved providers by October 2019
    • Upload the prerequisite certificates awarded to you by the provider to your FDP profile.  Following verification of your certificates, you will be invited via email to schedule your exam seat.
    • Obtain the Curriculum readings for the FDP Exam.
    • Read the Study GuideFor each topic, the study guide contains learning objectives and keywords that define the curriculum content that is eligible for inclusion on the exam.
    • Study for the exam. Along with the study guide, the FDP Institute provides sample questions to assist you in understanding the FDP curriculum in preparation for the exam.




          Note: You might find bookmarking this page or printing it out as a checklist to follow helpful as you go through the steps.

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