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CFPT Frequently Asked Questions

The CFPT is offered on demand.

No. There is no limit on the number of times an individual may sit for the CFPT. However, one must wait 12 months between each test.

No. The 12-month wait applies only to candidates who sat for any portion of the test. Candidates who cancelled or otherwise missed their appointments may apply again to test, provided they have paid any no-show fees.

Once submitted, the application is good for six months. After the six months, as long as you are otherwise eligible – have taken the CFPT no more than once in the last 12 months – you will be able to submit a new application and change your language designation.

Currently, the CFPT is not offered at U.S. Embassies or Consulates overseas.

Once an application has been submitted, candidates are unable to make any changes to it for six months. This includes changes to language designations. If you wish to change the information, a new application may be submitted after the six month validity period expires.

If a specific educational institution is not listed, please use “OTHER” and “Other Domestic.”

Candidates may change, modify or cancel their CFPT appointments through their Pearson VUE account.

If you have an extenuating circumstance and are suddenly unable to make your appointment and need to cancel, please contact Pearson VUE customer service.

Please contact Pearson VUE customer service to pay a no-show fee.

No, it will not. You make take each test once in every 12 month period.

Last updated 2021-12-03