Certification Practice Exams

In addition to the qualified assessments at the end of each course, CFI's certification programs also contain practice exams. We encourage our learners to take these practice exams before writing the final exam to understand better what to expect.

The Importance of Practice Exams

Why are practice exams important?

We highly encourage all learners to take practice exams because they:

  • tell you which topics you have and have not mastered
  • guide you to spend additional time studying in weak areas
  • help boost your confidence before taking the final
  • increase your chances of passing the final exam on the first try

How to Unlock Practice Exams

How do I access the practice exam?

  • All program requirements must be completed before the practice exam will become available for you to take.
  • Locate the practice exam by logging in to your dashboard and:
    • Selecting "My Learning Journey."
    • Click "Certifications" and "Resume Certification" on the program you are ready to take the practice exam for.
    • Scroll down to the Exam section and click "Take the Practice Exam."

While the practice exam is not as long and in-depth as the final exam, finding a quiet place with a strong internet connection is still recommended to increase your focus.

Reviewing the Results of Your Practice Exam

Upon completing a practice exam, you can review your results by going to My Learning Journey > Certifications > Click the program name > Try Practice Exam > Test Results.

Viewing practice exam results

You can see and download the Respondent Tag Analysis for each practice exam attempt. This analysis will show you what you did well on, and what you should continue to focus on before taking the final exam.

Respondent Tag Analysis example

Ready to take the final exam? Check out our exam guides + study tips for helpful information prior to getting started.


How many times can I take the practice exam?

  • You have unlimited attempts at the final exam, and a respondent tag analysis is generated for every attempt.

Is a new version of the practice exam generated for each attempt?

  • While our practice exams include a variety of versions, versions are not unlimited. You may get the same version of the practice exam twice, depending on how many times you take it.

Is the practice exam available for all certifications?

  • There are practice exams available for all programs that require a final exam.

What are the requirements to unlock the practice exam?

  • You must complete the program requirements to unlock the practice exam. Each program has its requirements outlined on the course overview page.

Can I see my correct and incorrect answers for each question?

  • We do not share the answer key to protect the integrity of our practice exams. We recommend using the correct/incorrect analysis to determine areas you should continue to focus on before writing the final exam.
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