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Welcome to the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Examination Online Registration. The PFS Exam is offered twice per year, once in July and once in December/January.

You may not be required to take the PFS exam if you have successfully passed another comprehensive financial planning exam. Check here for the requirements.


Exam Dates Exam Registration Deadline Early Bird
Registration Deadline
Fall/Winter 2016 Dec 12, 2016 -
Jan 27, 2017
December 5, 2016 November 12, 2016

Be sure to use any of the following discounts that may apply:

Sign-up by the early bird registration deadline and receive a 25% discount!
Note: discount is reflected when adding the product to your shopping cart.

PFP Section Members save $100.00 on the exam registration: When you log into this website with your AICPA member user account, the section discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

PFS Exam preparation options:

  1. Self-study Exam Review Course – 37 hours of CPE
  2. June and November Virtual PFP Boot Camp - Online re-broadcast of the PFP Boot Camp with 20 hours of CPE and the instructor available for questions
  3. June and November in-person PFP Boot Camp - 24 hours of CPE in Denver and Columbus respectively
  4. On-demand audio recording of the PFP Boot Camp (no CPE)

A limited number of $200, $400 and $600 Exam Sponsorships are available for PFP Section members who prepare for and complete the exam. This will reimburse some of your costs after the exam is completed. Apply today!

Registering two or more CPAs for the exam? Contact the PFP Division at for details on the group registration rate.

Step 1: Exam registration – Purchase the PFS exam and receive an email confirmation of your purchase. Upon completion of this initial exam registration, your credit card will be charged the non-refundable exam fee. Upon successfully passing the PFS Credential Exam and subsequently applying for the PFS Credential, you will be required to pay a PFS Credential fee.

Step 2: Exam scheduling - Six weeks prior (and weekly thereafter) to your exam window, we will send out the Notice to Schedule (NTS) email enabling you to schedule the specific day and location to take the exam. The exam is offered at testing centers in hundreds of locations across the nation. You can schedule to take the exam at the location that suits you best any time during the two exam windows you selected.


It is extremely important that the AICPA has the most recent contact information and email address for each registrant as your email and mailing address will be utilized for all communications regarding this exam. Log in to view or update your information.

For information about the exam format or what is included on it, visit

Use the product codes below to register according to the correct exam candidate category at the bottom of this screen (select only one category):

PFS Exam

First time registrant Registration (never registered for the PFS exam in the past)


$300 - PFP Section members
$400 - AICPA members
$500 - non-members

Exam Re-take from previous exam (completed a previous PFS exam but did not pass)



Online registration is available to both AICPA members and non-members. If you are a member, please sign in with your AICPA Member user account to register for the exam.

  • If you have not created a user account, click here.
  • If you are not a member of the AICPA, you can join by clicking here.
  • If you are a member of the AICPA but not a member of the PFP Section and would like access to the benefits of membership, join the PFP Section by clicking here.

If you have any inquiries, please direct them to or call 888-777-7077.

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Subscription Info

Fall 2016 - First-time Exam
Membership ,
Product# 06-XAM-FALL2016
AICPA Member:$400.00
Your Price:$500.00
Fall 2016 - Exam Retake
Product# 06-RETAKE-FALL2016
AICPA Member:$100.00
Your Price:$100.00
To receive your AICPA member discount, Sign In now, or Register using your AICPA membership number.