FAQs

FAQs


Where do I start?
Go to the program introduction and the “Kickstart Your CAFM” webinar for basic information on how to get started and study tips.
 
If I study all the questions in the study guide, does that cover what is on the test?
Yes. The Study Guides are designed to be a ‘road map’ through the Reference Guide. If you carefully answer all of the Study Guide questions, you can use that document for further study and review to prepare for the exams.
 
Do the CAFM online Boot Camp webinars help candidates prepare for exams?
The CAFM program is designed to be a self-study program and can definitely be achieved through self-study of the Reference Guides and Study Guides. Many adult learners, however, learn better with the audio/visual aids that the online Boot Camp webinar presentations provide. These webinars cover the same materials as the Reference Guides through a series of power point slides presented by industry experts. Since they are pre-recorded, you can access them at will and watch the recording as many times as needed.
 
How much does it cost to test?
The same testing fees apply to both Computer Based Testing and Paper-Based Testing but are dependent on your status as a NAFA member. The member price is a $100 sitting fee plus $20 for each module. If you are not currently a member with NAFA, your exam price would be $150 per sitting plus $25 per module. So, a member taking 3 exams at one time would pay the $100 sitting fee plus $20 x 3 exams for a total of $160.
 
How many tests should I take at a time?
You may take as many exams as you would like per sitting. Your decision on how many to take should be based on your level of preparation and how much material you can retain at one time.
 
Is there a recommendation on which order you should take the modules?
There is no recommendation from NAFA. You may complete the modules in any order.
 
I want to take my exams as close to my office as possible. How can I ensure the testing location I am placed at for my exams is convenient to me?
If you live or work within 60 miles of an authorized testing centers in the Comira/PSI testing network, you will take computer-based exams. You can specify the exact location when you call to book your appointment.
If there is no testing center within 60 miles, you will take paper-based exams on one of four approved dates annually. You will work with NAFA staff to identify a CAFM-qualified proctor in your area or a paid proctor at a local High School, Community College, library or other facility.
 
How long do I have to take each exam and how many questions are there?
Each exam is one-hour long and has 50 multiple-choice questions.
 
How many hours of study is normally required for each module?
Everyone starts with a different level of experience and learns at a different pace, so the time spent in study to successfully pass each module varies greatly. Survey responses have indicated that a minimum of 20-25 hours per module is required.