The FSA Level I exam consists of 110 questions with a two-hour limit. The Level II exam is a two-hour exam consisting of case studies and 53 multiple choice questions.
For both exams, all questions are multiple choice. Certain questions require only one correct answer whereas others require two or more correct answers. There is no partial credit and questions that are left blank will be counted as incorrect. You will be able to review all your answers before submitting.
To see the distribution of Learning Objectives and number of exam questions for each exam, review the exam blueprints:
During the exam, if you’re having difficulty reading the text, ask your proctor for assistance to zoom in or out.
On your assigned exam day, confirm the exact time and location of your exam by referring to the registration confirmation email you received upon payment.
Your preparation for exam day will vary, depending on your type of exam location. Regardless of your exam location, you must follow the exam conduct policies described below.
All exams scheduled before September 1, 2021 will be delivered via the Webassessor platform, accessible at https://www.webassessor.com/sasb.
For in-person exams before September 1, 2021, please arrive at your test center at least 15 minutes early.
For remote proctored exams before September 1, 2021, please see the Online Proctoring How-to Guide
The information below applies to exams on or after September 1, 2021, delivered via Pearson VUE.
On-site Pearson Vue Testing Center
The Pearson VUE testing network utilizes more than 5,000 testing centers in over 180 countries to securely proctor exams worldwide.
Pearson VUE recommends candidates arrive at the test center 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. This will give candidates adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. Candidates are required to present two forms of original (no photo copides or digital IDs), valid (unexpired) IDs; one form as a primary ID (government issued with name, recent recognizable photo, and signature) and one form as a secondary ID (with at least a name and signature, or name and recent recognizable photo).
The first and last name that candidates use to register must match exactly the first and last name on both of the IDs that are presented on test day.
Plan to spend up to two hours and 30 minutes at the Pearson VUE Testing Center.
Remote, Online Proctored Exam
Pearson VUE recommends candidates log in to their account 30 minutes early to start the check-in process and to allow for any troubleshooting.
Candidates must provide one acceptable form of ID:
- Driver’s license
- Non-US Military ID (including spouse and dependents)
- Identification card (national or local)
- Registration card (green card, permanent residence, visa)
Candidates who choose to take an online proctored exam are required to provide a quiet environment, a computer with reliable internet connection, a web camera, and a microphone. Both detached or built-in web cameras are allowed. And your built-in microphone will work.
We recommend testing on a personal computer. Work computers generally have more restrictions that may prevent successful delivery. Do not take your exam in a setting with a corporate firewall (including VPN). If you are taking your online exam in your office, please alert your Network Administrator to the OnVUE system requirements.
To check in to your exam:
- Select “Check-in to start” exam on your confirmation, reschedule, or reminder e-mails
- OR log in: https://home.perasonvue.com/vrf/onvue
- View your upcoming appointments
- Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the check-in process
- You will need to complete the check-in before you can start your exam
Before a candidate begins an online proctored exam, the proctor will ensure the candidate is in a quiet, disruption-free environment and that no study materials are present. You will be required to take four photos of your testing space during check-in. We recommend using a mobile device. Candidates will only be allowed to use one monitor and will be required to have a clear desk.
When you register for the exam, you agree to the exam conduct policies described in the Candidate Handbook. Failure to comply with the exam conduct policies may result in penalties.