Successful completion of the examination is one of the requirements for attaining an Fi360 designation, and anyone seeking to achieve that end is eligible to sit for it. The other requirements for attaining the designation include meeting the experience requirement, completing training, satisfying the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards, and submitting the application and dues. Exam eligibility will lapse after one (1) year from the date of purchase. After this date, access is revoked and the examination must be repurchased.
You must complete your Designation Training prior to taking the exam.
The examination must be completed under the supervision of an acceptable proctor. The requirement for a proctor helps to ensure the integrity of the examination process as one of the rigorous requirements for attaining an Fi360 designation.
The following are some examples of both acceptable and unacceptable proctors. A proctor must be approved by Fi360 prior to administering the examination.
Format and Procedure
The examination is a computer-based, timed, closed-book assessment that must be attempted unaided in the presence of a proctor. The designation examinations consist of:
- AIF® Examination consists of eighty (80) multiple choice questions, seventy (70) of which are graded for the exam score. Candidates are given a time-limit of one hundred twenty (120) minutes to complete the exam. A paper-based examination is available upon prior arrangement by Fi360 or the exam taker, and may only be proctored by Fi360 personnel.
- PPC® Examination consists of fifty (50) multiple choice questions with a ninety (90) minute time-limit. A paper-based examination is available upon prior arrangement by Fi360 or the exam taker, and may only be proctored by Fi360 personnel.
- AIFA® Examination is a paper-based exam. It totals 50 points consisting of nine (9) short answer questions (30 points total), ten (10) multiple choice questions (10 points total) and completion of case studies (10 points total). The AIFA® Examination has a time-limit of ninety (90) minutes.
The exam is designed to assess comprehension of the subject matter, as well as their proper application. The minimum (cut) score to successfully pass each respective exam is as follows:
- AIF® - 70%
- PPC® - 75%
- AIFA® - 75%
Computer-based exam results are delivered upon completion of the exam or when the time-limit is reached.
For a detailed description of our Retake Policy, please read our Fi360® Exam - Retake Policy help article.