Study Guide For Certification Exam

Time Management

Once you are enrolled in the CAFM or CAFS program, create your study plan.

Candidates can take up to 36 months for CAFM program or 24 months for CAFS program  and many choose to complete the program in less that.    
Knowing when you want to start and complete the program allows you to allocate how many hours of preparation you need to do each week.


In determining what your study plan may be, please consider the following:

  • Familiarity with studying, particularly using study guides
  • Weekly time available for study
  • Familiarity with the subject matter
  • Personal and professional goals

CAFM graduates tell us that about 20 study hours per module is required to successfully prepare and pass the certification exams.

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