How do I study?

SASB recommends spending at least 30 hours studying for each of the FSA Level I and Level II exams. You automatically receive the study guide after you schedule an exam (in an email entitled “Confirmation of Pearson VUE Exam Appointment”).


When are exams offered?

We have updated the FSA Credential Level II curriculum. The FSA Level II exam will be updated to test the new Level II curriculum. We will be offering a limited number of seats for a discounted pilot exam from April 20 – May 22, 2022. Pilot candidates will receive their exam result in July 2022.The exam will not be any harder or easier than exams administered after the pilot exam since all new FSA exams – including the pilot exam – will be scored using the same questions.

After the pilot exam, the next exams will be offered in September and October 2022 for the normal $650 USD registration fee. If you register for the pilot exam and do not complete the pilot exam before May 22nd, you will need to pay the $200 USD difference to complete the exam at a later date. If you have questions, e-mail [email protected].

Level II Pilot ExamExams offered after the pilot
Registration fee$450 USD*$650 USD* // $500 USD* for SASB Alliance Members
Available spaceLimitedNo limits
Registration datesOpen nowOpen May 16th
Exam datesApril 20 – May 22, 2022September – October 2022
CurriculumFSA study guide 2.0FSA study guide 2.0
Exam questionsScored and unscored questionsThe same scored questions as Pilot Exam and different unscored questions
Result notificationJuly 2022Immediately after the exam

The FSA Level I exam will continue to follow our regular testing schedule, which is detailed in the chart below.

Where do I take the exam?

The FSA Credential exams are offered at two types of locations: at test centers around the world or online with a remote proctor. You can read more about the location of test centers and the computer requirements for online proctoring on the Exam Day page.

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