How to Prepare for the Exam

Gain a thorough understanding of how the exam is structured and administered.

1. We recommend that you first invest some time specifically exploring the CRC® Program Policies Manual and CRC® Candidate Handbook.

2.  Prepare for the exam by reviewing the CRC® Test Specifications. The four-hour, 200-question multiple-choice exam covers the domains of practice and knowledge required to perform tasks listed in the CRC® Test Specifications, and should be well understood before taking the exam.

3.  Be sure to also download and review the current year’s COLA updates here.

4.  View a summary of the Practice Analysis conducted to determine the CRC® Test Specifications.

5.  View a summary of how the CRC® pass point is determined.

6.  You may determine your own study path to prepare for the CRC® exam and are not required to purchase study materials offered by InFRE or any other source. When purchasing InFRE study materials, there is no advantage given to CRC® Candidates related to meeting eligibility requirements, scheduling an exam or any other certification related policies and procedures.  InFRE provides optional print,  and online exam preparation resources to help candidates prepare for the CRC® exam.

a.  InFRE’s CRC® Study Guides contain quiz questions at the end of each chapter to use in testing your knowledge.

b.  CRC® candidates who purchase study materials may be eligible to take online quizzes to receive credit toward CFP® continuing education requirements. InFRE CRC® courses 2 & 3 are approved to meet your CFP® continuing education requirements. After passing the course exam, CFP® credits can be self-reported for free or InFRE can report credits for $25 per course.

c.  Review the 18 hours of elearning review courses to confirm your understanding, which are free when you purchase a complete set of CRC® Study Guides.