Policy on Examination as Fulfilment of Education for Recertification

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 fulfil 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.

The individual must submit to CFRE International a request to sit for the CFRE examination for purposes of recertifying before his or her certification expires and must pay the current examination fee. The candidate will then be issued an ATT letter, in order to be scheduled to sit for the examination, as with initial certification candidates. When a passing score is returned, the Experience and Performance portions of the application will be reviewed.

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

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.