Q: When do I get my certificate?
A: Individuals who are an ANFP member when they pass the exam and maintain their Professional membership with ANFP through the following May 31 will automatically be upgraded to Certified status, with the initial certification fee waived one time. They will receive their certificate, card, and additional information about their certification in approximately three to four weeks.
Individuals who pass the exam and are not an ANFP member must activate their certification within one year of passing the exam. They will receive an email from ANFP explaining the activation fees as well as information about the benefits of membership. They may choose to activate their credential as a member or non-member. They do not receive their certificate until the certification has been activated and fees paid.
Failure to activate certification within one year of passing the exam will result in your certification being terminated. To be eligible for certification again, you must meet the current eligibility requirements, submit an exam application with fees for review and approval, and receive a passing score on the exam.
After activation of the certification, the CDM, CFPP credential may be used as long as certification is active, valid, and in good standing. Certificants must comply with all recertification requirements to maintain use of the credential. Failure to do so will result in the certification being terminated.