Exam DetailsWhat you can expect when you register, study, and sit for the exam

The Investment Foundations exam is computer-based, in English, and contains 120 multiple-choice questions. You have 2 hours to complete the exam.

After you register, you will select where and when you take your exam based on test center availability.

Registration Checklist

  1. Register for the Program.
  2. Request a disability testing accommodation if needed.
  3. Schedule your exam. Test center appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure you schedule and sit for the exam within 6 months (180 days) of the day your exam registration is confirmed.
  4. Start studying! You'll have access to all your study materials and exam information on your Candidate Resources dashboard.

Preparing for the Exam

Plan to spend approximately 100 hours preparing for the exam, depending on your prior education and experience.

At the Test Center

Learn more about the test center experience, including what to expect when you check in.