CBCA® Final Exam

The CBCA® final exam is a requirement for earning the CBCA® certification and designation. It aims to increase the integrity of the certification and make the certification more valuable to potential employers. 

In addition to completing the 19 required courses  (16 core and 3 elective courses), students need to complete the final exam to earn their CBCA® certificate. 

Exam Details

  • Exam structure: 60 multiple-choice questions including one credit analysis case study, drawn from a randomized question bank.
  • Exam location: The exam is online and does not need to be scheduled.
  • Exam length: 3 hours with a timer
  • Exam content: The exam covers the content from the core and prep courses. Content from elective courses will not be covered.
  • Exam results availability: Students will receive their results immediately after completing the exam
  • Passing score: 70%
  • Eligibility: The exam can be accessed upon completion of 16 required and 3 or more elective courses.
  • Number of attempts: One attempt
  • Retaking the exam: Learners who do not pass the exam will have to wait for one month until they can attempt the final exam again. Each additional exam attempt follows the same process. Students who have already passed the exam are not allowed to retake the exam again. An active subscription is required at the time of the final exam and all retakes.
  • How to prepare: Review the course videos, materials, exercises, and case studies. Take the CBCA® practice exam.
  • Practice exams: Students may take an unlimited number of practice exams before challenging the official exam.

The final exam will also be available and optional to all existing CBCA® certification holders and students who have completed their studies before the actual launch of the CBCA® final exam.

Learn how to take a final exam here.

How to Unlock the CBCA Final Exam

To unlock the CBCA final exam, please ensure you complete all courses by clicking the complete and continue button on the bottom right of the page. Every lesson and module should have a green checkmark beside it.

Next, you can find CFI's honor pledge as one of the final steps before taking the final exam. All checkmarks should be checked in green and you must enter your full legal name before submitting it.

Once the steps above are complete and you're ready, find a quiet place with a stable internet connection and start the exam. There will be a countdown timer counting down from 3 hours.

CBCA Final Exam Checklist

CBCA Final Exam Next Steps

After you pass the exam, there are some optional extra steps that can help you make the most of your hard-earned CBCA certificate.

View + Download the CBCA Certificate

You can retrieve your program certificate by going to My Transcripts and Certificates > Certifications > choose CBCA in the selection menu.

Download your certificate and keep it in a safe place!

Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for your certificate to become available.

Share Your Certificate on LinkedIn

There's no better feeling than sharing your certificate with colleagues and potential employers to show off your upgraded skills! You can add your certificate to LinkedIn by opening the certificate link and clicking the "Add to my LinkedIn profile" button.

Order a Printed Certificate (Optional)

You can order a printed certificate to hang on your wall, add to your physical certificate collection, bring it to the office, or do anything you like.

We charge $97 which goes towards the professional printing process and the shipping right to your doorstep almost anywhere in the world.

You can order a printed certificate by scrolling to the bottom of the program page and clicking "Order Physical Certificate."