Application & Testing
Access the CFS Application
The CFS examination is a computer-based exam offered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. Pearson VUE’s network of over 250 Pearson Professional Centers in the United States and several other countries. (Elsewhere, the exam is offered in comparable facilities known as Pearson VUE Select Testing Centers.) 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: May 5 - May 27, 2014
Deadline to Apply: April 28, 2014
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 forms of payment:
- Checks in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank
- Postal money orders in U.S. dollars
- Credit cards
Wire transfers are not accepted.
- American Express
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.
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.
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.
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