In order to enable eligible professionals (both in terms of education as well as experience) to acquire the CFPCM Certification in a more time efficient manner, FPSB India has introduced a fast track Certification Program in line with global certification practices which has been christened as “Challenge Status Program”.

This program is meant for people with professional work experience. The program contains all the important topics which are required to be understood to become a competent financial planner. It covers knowledge about Insurance, retirement, Investments and tax. It also has a few case studies to give a gist of real life cases.

Under this route, a candidate is exempted from writing the exam for the first four papers and can appear for last module exam directly to complete the certification. For an individual to qualify for challenge status program, the following criteria should be fulfilled:

• 2 years full time post graduation degree or professional qualifications prescribed by FPSB India

• 3 years of work experience in financial services industry or 5 years of work experience in other industry

The CFPCM challenge status pathway is best suited for individuals with experience in BFSI domain and possesses basic knowledge on investment products.