Final Exam Retake Policy

In this article we will go over the following information regarding the Final Exam retake policy:

30-Day Cooldown Exemptions
Final Exams Study Guides
Practice Exams
Frequently Asked Questions

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If you do not pass your final FMVA, BIDA, CMSA, or CBCA final exam on the first attempt, our policy states you will need to wait for 30 days before you can retake the final exam.

There are no extra costs to retaking the final exam. However, you will need to hold a valid subscription at the time of the final exam and all retakes.

You can also retake the final exams as many times as you need until you pass, waiting for the 30-day period between all retakes.

30-Day Cooldown Exemptions ^

We will exempt your 30-day waiting period if one of the following happens during the final exam:

  • The exam platform kicked you out or was glitching.
  • Your internet connection was interrupted during the exam.
  • Your computer crashed or shut down.

Please note that we are able to see your exam progress in a detailed report. If you completed the questions in full and we see there were no disruptions, we will not be able to exempt your cooldown period.

To fill out the 30-day exam cooldown exemption application form, please email us at [email protected]

We will not be able to exempt the cooldown period if any of the following:

  • You do not pass your final exam due to insufficient studying/knowledge.
  • Your subscription is set to expire before your retake.
  • Your employer is requesting you to complete the program before a specific deadline.

Final Exam Study Guides ^

Whether you are studying for your first try or any retake, we recommend going over the final exam study guides below:

FMVA Final Exam Study Tips

BIDA Final Exam Study Tips

CBCA Final Exam Study Tips

CMSA Final Exam Study Tips - Coming Soon!

You may also see here for insights on how to take a final exam.

Practice Exams ^

The CFI practice exams are available from your dashboard once you finish the program requirements.

You may take the practice exams as many times as you need before retaking the final exam.

While the practice exams aren't exactly the same as the final exams, they can still give you the knowledge and exam structure expectations for the actual final exam.

Frequently Asked Questions ^

What are the retake fees for the final exam?

There are no extra costs for final exam retakes other than your subscription fees.

What happens if my subscription expires before the 30-day cooldown period?

You will need to hold an active subscription in order to access the final exams and all retakes. In this case, you will need to renew your subscription to access the retake.

Can I allow my subscription to expire, then take the exam retake in a few weeks or months?

Yes, your program progress will be saved on your dashboard and you'll be able to pick up where you left off. You will be able to go straight to the final exam retake once your subscription is active again.

Can I retake my final exam if I passed on the first attempt?

No, you cannot retake a final exam once passed.