New Exam Registration
To register for the CTP Examination, candidates can either register online or submit a paper form. To register online, click here. If you prefer to submit the paper form, click here to request an electronic copy of the Certification Candidate Guide (CCG). If you request an electronic copy, you will receive a link to the pdf version of the CCG. The exam registration form can be found on pages 13-16.
Cancellations and Requests for Refunds
Candidates who submit a cancellation request form to AFP by the appropriate deadline will be refunded a portion of the new applicant fee. The application and non-member differential fees are non-transferable and nonrefundable. Re-examination candidates who submit a cancellation request form to AFP by the appropriate deadline will receive a refund of the re-examination fee, minus a $100 processing fee and any “no-show” penalty fees that were previously assessed.
Please note that cancellations are intended for candidates who are no longer interested in taking the examination or will be putting off the examination for an unknown period of time. Once the cancellation form has been processed and the candidate receives a refund, they must re-submit the new applicant form and the appropriate fees, should they ever want to sit for the examination again. For candidates interested in moving their exam registration to the next testing window, please view the transfer, deferral or re-examination sections of this page.
This $125 fee applies to all candidates who wish to transfer their exam registration from the current testing window to the next available testing window. Only one transfer will be permitted per new or re-examination application. Candidates must cancel their existing exam appointment in accordance with test center cancellation policies; otherwise they are subject to the “no-show” penalty fee of $80.
Under special circumstances (i.e., medical emergency, birth of a child, death of an immediate family member), AFP may allow a deferral from the current testing window to the next testing window with no additional fee. Special circumstances must either immediately precede or coincide with the administration of the exam. All such circumstances must include supporting documentation, such as a doctor’s note. Approval of a deferral request is granted on a case-by-case basis. Deferrals are permitted only once per new application.
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This $300 fee applies to candidates who were not successful on their previous exam attempt or failed to schedule an appointment during their approved testing window. Only candidates who are within three years or six testing windows of their original application qualify for this reexamination fee. Candidates wishing to retake the exam more than three years or six testing windows after their initial application must submit a new application and pay the new applicant fees. Candidates must cancel their existing exam appointment in accordance with test center cancellation policies; otherwise they are subject to the “no-show” penalty fee of $80.
This $80 fee applies to all candidates who fail to cancel an existing appointment with the Pearson VUE test center, regardless of whether they submit a written request to AFP to cancel, defer or transfer their exam registration. This fee also applies to candidates who miss their appointment, cancel too late or arrive late. Please select the "No-show" fee option on the Transfer Request Form to make payment.
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If sending a payment via CHECK:
Please mail your payment to the following address:
P.O. Box 64714
Baltimore, MD 21264
If paying by check, please be sure that your check is drawn on a U.S. bank and is in U.S. dollars.
This address is for checks only. DO NOT send credit card payments to this address.
If sending a payment via CREDIT CARD:
You may fax your form to AFP's
Certification department at +1-301-907-2864. Indicate the credit card
type, card number, expiration date and sign the request.
Credit card payments may be mailed to the following address:
Attn: CTP Examination
4520 East-West Highway, Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20814-3319
If sending a payment via WIRE TRANSFER:
Bank Name: M&T Bank
Bank Address: 1350 I Street, N.W.,2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Bank Telephone: 800-724-0002
Routing Transit Number: 022000046
Account Number: 42503141
Account Name: ASSOC FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS
AFP Tax ID: 58-1424769
Once payment has been initiated, please send notification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information required: Value date, amount of payment, payee, and what
the payment is for. Please email or fax any accompanying documentation
(ex: registration forms, invoices, order forms, etc.)
For security purposes, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
Absolutely no substitutions may be made for the CTP examination.
Forms submitted without payment or the required documentation will not be honored.
All forms must be submitted by the required deadline.
Please direct any inquiries to the certification department at +1-301-907-2862 or email@example.com