Exam Fees & Registration
Certification exams are taken online, in the comfort of your home or office. A Computer Based Testing (CBT) platform assists participants in taking exams. (Participants no longer need to test in a testing center and instead can test on your computer.) There is an embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) proctoring ensures secure testing in your individual location.
Registering for a certification exam is a simple process and there is no need to scheduling a specific time.
Examination and retest fees for the certification exams are as follows:
NAFA Member: $50 per module
Nonmember: $100 per module
On the NAFA website, log in at the top right of this page. Once logged in, click the “Register for an Exam” button below, which will send you to the Learning Management System (LMS) and log you into your account automatically.
You will see a list of exams for purchase. Click to purchase the exam and you will then be provided access. (Please note, you will not be able to take an exam unless you are already currently enrolled in the program.)
Once you purchase an exam, the exams have the same expiration date as your CAFM (three years) program.
Exam Preparations (Equipment and Testing Environment)
NAFA's Learning Management System (LMS), via the Computer Based Testing (CBT) platform, allows candidates to test virtually anytime and anyplace.
Prior to taking exams, you will need to ensure your computer meets the CBT requirements. You also need to understand how your environment may affect using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) proctoring. You will also be asked to present your government-issued photo ID. Please ensure that is available.
To test using the LMS platform and CBT, you must have the following:
Computer: You must have internet access, a working webcam, and a microphone.
Monitor: You must take the exam on a computer with only one monitor.
Browser: You must use Google Chrome. The CBT program is not supported by other browsers.
Lighting: You must have adequate lighting during the exam since the AI proctoring need to always be able to view the participant during the exam.
If your computer does not meet these requirements, you will not be able to continue the exam.
To verify your equipment meets requirements, go to NAFA’s Equipment Readiness Check a few weeks in advance of taking your exams. Performing this ahead of time ensures your equipment will be ready when you want to begin your exams.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) proctoring closely observes your movements while you are taking your exam. The entire process is monitored. Here are some examples of what to do and to avoid while testing:
- Test in a location where no individual or pet will interrupt you.
- Do not use a computer with more than one monitor. The AI is built to see you straight-on (NOT from an angle), looking into the screen with the exam.
- If your webcam is not built into the top of the monitor, set up your webcam to be at that height and angle.
- Turn off your phone and put it away.
- Do not open other browsers or software programs, or have other browsers or programs open during the exam.
- Concentrate on the exam and do not look around the room.
- Do not stand up or walk around.
- Do not have food or drinks in the area.
- Do not talk to other people.
- You will not be able to take a break during the one-hour exam.
The following actions will result in the exam being nullified:
- Did not show photo ID.
- Photo ID does NOT match candidate’s name.
- Student’s face is not showing “head-on” throughout the entire process.
- Standing up, walking around, or leaving the room.
- Another person or pet enters the room.
- Talking with someone.
- Opening a browser or other program.
- Accessing the phone or answering a phone call.
- Having food and/or drinks in the testing area.
To avoid your exam being nullified, be aware that any movements or actions out of the ordinary during the AI proctoring, may be flagged for review.
Check your Progress and Download Your Certificate
Log in to NAFA's Learning Management System (LMS) with your user name and password.
Click the "Certifications" icon on the leftmost sidebar.
If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail to email@example.com.