The Recertification Cycle
The Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional® (FPAC) credential is valid for three years. The expiration date is printed on your certificate and is on the summary page of the AFP Online Recertification Resource Center.
For ease in record keeping, all three-year recertification cycles begin July 1 of the examination year and ends June 30 of the third year.
- If the exam was taken on any date within the February/March 2015 testing window (2015A) the first recertification cycle is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.
- If the exam was taken on any date within the August/September 2015 testing window (2015B) the first recertification cycle is also July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.
In order to maintain your credential, you must earn a total of 45 recertification credits within a three-year recertification cycle.
- You may earn 45 recertification credits at any time during your three-year recertification cycle. You have the option to earn all your credits in one year or during the course of the three-year cycle.
- Additional credits earned beyond the required 45 credits cannot be "rolled over" to the next reporting cycle.
The reporting year is the actual year that you are required to submit the 45 credits earned over the three-year recertification cycle and the recertification reporting fee. All credits must be earned by June 30 of your reporting year. The standard deadline to report credits is August 15 and the late deadline to report credits is October 15.
Example: 2018 reporting year includes credits earned from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.