Proctor Regulations and Guidelines

This document explains the Proctoring Requirements for an Fi360 examination.

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. If you are taking the online version of the course, you will need a proctor.


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 your designation.

The following are some examples of both acceptable and unacceptable proctors. A proctor must be approved by Fi360 prior to administering the examination.

Acceptable Proctor Unacceptable Proctor
Fi360 Personnel Individual currently enrolled in Fi360 training
Testing Center (e.g., Sylvan Center) Individual currently enrolled in Fi360 exam
Public Librarian Non-supervisory Coworker
Human Resources Professional Friend
Compliance Professional Spouse/Relative 
Supervisor or Manager (of the exam taker) Supervisee (of exam taker)


Once an acceptable proctor has been selected and submitted to Fi360, he/she will be provided with instructions on administering the exam. Scheduling can be coordinated directly between the proctor and exam taker. The exam must be taken within one (1) year from the date of its purchase.

If the candidate's designation application is selected for audit, Fi360 personnel will contact the proctor to verify authenticity of relationship with the candidate and proper protocol was followed. If it is determined the candidate falsified the proctor or submitted an unacceptable proctor, their designation application will be subject to the Qualification and Complaint Procedure.

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 AIF® examination consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions with a time-limit of ninety (90) minutes, while the 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. 


The exam is designed to assess comprehension of the six critical service issues plan sponsors face, as well as related topics, and how to address shortfalls. A minimum (cut) score of 75% must be achieved in order to successfully complete the exam. Computer-based exam results are delivered upon completion of the exam or when the time-limit is reached. Paper-based exam results are delivered within two weeks of completion.

The reliability of electronic scoring is 99.99% accurate. Hand scoring of an examination may be considered upon written request if the final score is within 4% of the cut score. Such requests should be directed to Fi360’s Professional Development department.

An exam score is considered confidential information, and is delivered solely to the exam taker.


For questions about retaking the exam, see our retake section.

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