Application & Testing
Access the CFS Application
The CFS examination is a computer-based exam offered at 5,000 Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. To take an online tour of a Pearson Professional Center (PPC), please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ppc/
Exam Fees, Locations, and Dates
To find the location of an exam testing center near you, please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ifscc/
CFS Application Fee: IFT Member: $550 | Non-Member: $750
Exam Retest Fee: IFT Member: $200 | Non-Member: $300
For Testing Cycle: August 11 - August 29, 2014
For Testing Cycle: October 13 - November 1, 2014
Deadline to Apply: August 4, 2014
Deadline to Apply: October 6, 2014
Recertification Fees: IFT Member: $300 | Non-Member: $425
Recertification cycle occurs 5 years from the date of certification.
Additional Payment Information
All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. We accept the following form of payment:
- Credit cards
These fees are non-refundable. In the event that your CFS application is declined, you will be refunded your application fee minus a $150 non-refundable processing fee.
- American Express
Retaking the Examination
If you do not pass the examination, you may retake it during any other testing window upon payment of the retesting fee. You may take the exam twice in any one-year period. If you fail the exam and wish to retake it more than a year after the approval of your initial application, you will have to request an extension of your authorization to test; you will be asked to pay the retest fee, but a new application fee will not be charged. Access the CFS Retest Form (Word).
Unless you provide Pearson VUE at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation, if you miss your exam appointment, you will be considered a “no show”. Likewise, if you arrive late and are not admitted, if you fail to present adequate identification, or if you refuse the nondisclosure agreement, you will not be allowed to take the test and will be considered a “no show”. You will be allowed to schedule a new test appointment upon payment of the retest fee. Access the CFS Retest Form (Word).
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