During the exam, questions may be unanswered or bookmarked for return later in the session. Before exiting the exam, be sure to answer each question. There’s no penalty for guessing, but unanswered items will be treated as wrong answers. PSI is responsible for the validity and integrity of scores they report. Occurrences such as a computer malfunction or candidate misconduct may cause a score to be suspect. PSI reserves the right to void or withhold exam results if violation of its regulations is discovered.
After you have completed the exam and answered the questions regarding your testing experience, you will be instructed to report to the Test Center proctor to receive your hard copy score report. The score report will include your photograph and your exam results indicating “Pass” or “Fail.” Passing score information and statistics for the exam are available on the CBDM website here. ANFP will email information (to the e-mail address on file in your record) about the CDM, CFPP Certification Program to all individuals who pass the exam, including information about the required step to activate your certification within one year of passing the exam. You are not certified until you activate your certification.
The passing score is 96 (this is not a percentage score) out of the possible 140 correct answers. The percentage score will not be provided on your score report. The exam also includes 20 unscored items that are being pretested for future examinations. Pretesting is a standard process that allows the CBDM to evaluate the quality of new items for use on future exams, which also allows for the issuance of score reports on the day of the exam administration.