Special Information to Note:

 If you choose LRP, you must schedule and take your exam withing two weeks of receiving your authorization.

  • If you do not schedule your exam, you will lose all examination fees.
  • If you request an additional two week extension, a $150 examination extension fee will apply
  • If you want to switch you testing mode and take it at a PearsonVue Test Center, a $150 fee will apply.

Please read the Candidate Information Bulletin here.

First-time Candidates: $850 ($250 application fee, non-refundable. $600 exam fee, refundable up to 90 days from application).

Examination Retake Fee*: $300  ($100 application fee, non-refundable. $200 exam fee, refundable up to 90 days from application)

Examination Extension Fee: $150 (30 days for PearsonVue or 14 days for LRP).

* There is a reduced examination fee available to returning candidates for 18 months from the original or last unsuccessful examination attempt. You must wait a minimum of two (2) weeks between exam attempts. A new application form and all applicable fees must be submitted each time re-examination is requested and you must meet all eligibility requirements in effect at the time of the application.

If applying online, payment must be made at the time of application by major credit card. No other forms of payment shall be accepted for online applications. Payments may be made by money order, certified check or personal check, must accompany your application when mailed. Payment should be made payable to "CFMA" and mailed to: CCIFP Certification Registrar, 100 Village Boulevard, Suite 200, Princeton, NJ 08540.  Failure to submit the fees in the required form will result in the rejection of your application.

The application fee of $250 for first-time candidates and $100 for returning candidates is non-refundable. If, upon review of your application, the Certification Division determines that you fail to meet the eligibility requirements in effect at the time of your application, the application form and any documentation submitted shall be returned to you along with a refunded payment amount equal to the examination fee.

Annual Recertification Fee (due annually by March 31st):

$200 for all CCIFPs. Invoices for the following year are sent out in December and must be paid by March 31.

Annual Recertification Fees paid after the March 31 deadline are subject to a $25 late payment assessment. Payments not made on time are grounds for having your certification revoked.

Annual Maintenance Fee (due annually by March 31st):

$200 for all those who passed the exam and are pending certification based on the work experience requirement.