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Re-Examination Policy & Life of Exams

Re-Examination Policy

If you do not pass a CDFM examination module, the waiting periods outlined below will apply for re-examination of that module. You must visit the Certification page on www.asmconline.org and go through the module registration process again to obtain a new authorization. There is no limit on the number of times you may take an examination module that you have not passed.  However, you will be constrained by the mandatory waiting times shown below and the testing facility’s availability. The fee to re-take an examination module exam is $99.00.

If you are not successful on an examination module, the following “wait periods” will apply:

FIRST ATTEMPT – If you are not successful on the first attempt, you must wait 14 days before retaking a failed examination module. 

SECOND ATTEMPT – After wait period 1 has expired, you must wait 28 days before retaking a failed examination module.

THIRD ATTEMPT – After wait period 2 has expired, you must contact the ASMC Certification staff to be authorized for another attempt.

Note:  Each enrollment period as a CDFM candidate is valid for two years. If all three modules are not successfully completed within this two-year timeframe, you must extend your enrollment and pay an Extension of Enrollment fee. However, any modules you have passed will remain valid in your account.

 Life of Exams

If you take an exam and pass, the life of the exam is 4 years from the test date. If you do not complete all modules before the expiration date of the first successful exam, you are required to take all exams including the tests that were previously passed.

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