CFP Board Exam Pass Rate was 65% in March 2023

CFP® Board Updates

The most recent CFP Board exam, administered in March 2023, produced a pass rate of 65%.  That was in increase of 1% from November 2022, and in-line with previous exam pass rates that all hovered in the mid-60% range.

There was also a record number of exam test takers in March, with 3,527 candidates taking the rigorous 10-hour exam.  That is great news for the certification and the profession.  With that many candidates taking the exam, the number of CFP® Professionals is certain to pass the 100,000 mark before the end of 2024.  Currently there are 96,452 CFP® Professionals.

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