If you’re short on Education points, you can recertify by passing the CFRE exam again.

Candidates for recertification are permitted to satisfy the Education requirements for recertification by taking the current form of the CFRE Examination and achieving a passing score. By passing the current examination, candidates fulfill the Education requirements only. Candidates are still required to submit an application for Recertification which meets the established requirements for Professional Practice and Professional Performance.

If the candidate does not achieve a passing score on the exam, the candidate must submit alternate information to satisfy the Education requirements for recertification before his or her certification expires.

When starting a new recertification application, the individual must check the “Recertify by Exam” box. The recertification application must be submitted before the individual’s certification expires. The individual must pay the current examination fee in order to be scheduled to sit for the examination.

The candidate will receive the exam score at the testing center upon completion of the exam.  The candidate’s score is also sent to the CFRE International office for the candidate’s record. The candidate may retake the exam, if necessary.

When a passing score is returned, the individual will have satisfied the Education requirements for recertification.

When a non-passing score is returned, the candidate will be sent a letter requesting additional continuing education information needed to satisfy recertification requirements.

If the candidate does not submit continuing education information sufficient to satisfy the requirements or achieve a passing score on the exam by the end of his or her grace period, the candidate’s certification will expire.