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Professional Qualifications

Assessment details and exam venues

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We assess each professional qualification differently. The exam venue will depend on which of these applies. The professional qualifications and assessment details are listed below.  

Depending on the module and availability, exams take place at test centres or through remote invigilation. The options available to you will be clear when you book your exam.

 

 


Your professional qualification could be assessed by:

    • a Pearson VUE electronic exam
    • a session-based exam, which will take place on a specific day
    • coursework or
    • a combination of assessments


Pearson VUE electronic exam venues

You can take your Pearson VUE electronic exams at one of their test centres, or by remote invigilation, as available.

You can find an exam centre near you on the Pearson VUE website. You will need to book your exam directly with Pearson VUE, online or over the phone.

Search for Pearson VUE test centre 

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam

For most of our exams, you will have 12 months from registering to sit your exam. And if you need to resit your exam, you will be able to do so within 12 months of paying the resit fee.

The exception is Certificate in Relationship Management (CertRM) exam. You have nine months to sit the exam, and a nine-month window to resit.

Session-based exam venues

You will find the date of your session-based exam in your MyLIBF account – in the ‘important registration information document’ – and on the course website.

Depending on the module and availability, exams take place at test centres or through remote invigilation. The options available to you will be clear when you book your exam.

Exam venues vary for each qualification, are reviewed regularly and may change without notice.

Coursework

You will find the submission date for your coursework in your MyLIBF account – on the ‘important registration information' page – and on the course website.

Coursework will vary according to qualification, so please check the assessment details below.

Submit your coursework electronically through the link on your course website.

Mortgage Advice

You will be assessed for each module by a two-hour electronic multiple-choice exam.

  • Module 1, UK Financial Regulation (UKFR) – two units with 50 multiple-choice questions for each unit
  • Module 2, Mortgages (MORT) – four units with 25 multiple-choice questions for each unit
  • Module 3, Assessment of Mortgage Advice Knowledge (ASSM) – one unit with six case studies, each with ten linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CeMAP

Module three: Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) – contains two assessments and is broken down into :

  • a 90-minute objective exam with 50 multiple-choice questions
  • coursework

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CeMAP Diploma

You are assessed at the end of each unit:

  • Unit 1 – 50 questions multiple choice exam
  • Unit 2 – three case studies each with 10 linked multiple-choice questions

 

You’ll be assessed in a two-hour multiple-choice exam:

  • Unit 1 – 50 stand-alone multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2 – six case studies with five multiple-choice questions linking to each case study.
 

You need to achieve at least 70% in each unit to pass. 

 

Financial Advice

There are two units for DipFA which are assessed differently.

For Unit 1, Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) you will be assessed through a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam with:

  • 90 multiple-choice questions
  • two case studies, each with five linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam


For Unit 2, Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) you will be assessed by: 


  • Coursework, submitted online after approximately 16 weeks of study, which will include a main task and short answer questions
  • A three-hour session-based typed exam, based on a task that will be released six weeks before your exam.
You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the DipFA course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your AFA exam will be scheduled for you.

 

Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

 Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

Malta (Remote invigilation delivery only)

 



 

Find out more about DipFA

We assess each unit of Adv DipFA differently.

  • TTTC and MANI – coursework and three-hour exam

These exams will be pre-booked for you depending on which study session you join. Please refer to the timetable section (above) for dates of the exams.

You will also be assessed when you take the optional units. The popular choices are:

  • Certificate in Long-term Care and Later Life Planning (CertLTCP), which is tested by an electronic exam. 
  • CeMAP Diploma has two elements – an exam with 50 multiple-choice questions and coursework.
  • Pension Transfers (PETR) has a three-hour exam
  • Financial Planning in Retirement (FPIR) has three different types of assessments – forum contribution, video presentation and timed assessment.

You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your Adv DipFA AFA exam will be scheduled for you.

Session-based typed exam venues for unit TTTC, MANI and PETR


Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

 Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

 Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 






Find out more about Adv DipFA

You will be assessed by a three-hour exam with a mixture of short and long answer questions. You will also have an additional 15 minutes reading time before the exam starts.

You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your PETR exam will be scheduled for you.

Session-based typed exam venues for unit PETR

Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

 Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 




Find out more about PETR

    

For CertPFA you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into four units:

 

  • Unit 1, Understanding the Financial Services Industry (UFSI) – 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, Understanding the Financial Services Environment (UFSE) – 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 3, Understanding Financial Services Products (UFSP) – 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 4, Working with Clients in a Financial Planning Environment (WCFP) – three case studies each with five linked multiple-choice questions.

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam   Find out more about CertPFA

You’ll be assessed in each unit by:

  • Unit 1 - a 90 multiple-choice question exam and two case studies with five multiple-choice questions each
  • Unit 2 - two pieces of coursework
Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam

 You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the DipFA course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website.

 

 
Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)



Birmingham (Solihull)


Blackburn 

Brighton 

Bristol

Cambridge

Canterbury

Cardiff

Chelmsford 

Crawley 

Crewe 

Croydon 

 
Dover

 Dublin

 Edinburgh

 Glasgow

 
Guernsey

  Guildford 

  Highbridge

  Inverness

  Ipswich

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester 

 Liverpool 

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith) 

 

  

     
  London (Hounslow) 

   
London (Lewisham) 

London (Wall)

 Maidstone

 Manchester

 Middlesborough

 Newcastle

 Northampton 

 Nottingham

 Peterbrough 

 Sheffield 

 Southampton 

 
 

   
 Swansea           

     
Taunton 

 Warrington 

 Watford 

 Wetherby 

 Worcester

 


 International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

Malta 



 

Find out more about DipFA

For CertLTCP you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, consisting of:

 

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Three case studies each with X linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CertLTCP

Trade Finance & Transaction Banking

For CITF you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

  • Section A – 80 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B – four case studies each with five linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam  Find out more about CITF

For CDCS you will be assessed by 3 hour and 15 minute multiple-choice examination split into two sections:

  • Section A – 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B – ten multiple-choice questions and three simulation exercise
How To Book Your Pearson VUE Exam | LIBF

Find out more about CDCS

For CSDG you will be assessed by a 3-hour and 15 minute multiple-choice examination split into two sections:

  • Section A - 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B - 10 standalone multiple-choice questions, one case study with 6 linked multiple-choice questions and 6 simulation exercises.

How To Book Your Pearson VUE Exam | LIBF

Find out more about CSDG

For CTFC you will be assessed by an 150-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

  • Section A – 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B – five multiple-choice questions and five multi-response questions, followed by three case studies which require you to evaluate a scenario


Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CTFC

For CertPAY you will be assessed by an 85-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

  • Unit 1, Principles of the Payments Industry (PPA) – 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, Payment Regulations, Risk and Compliance (PRC) – 25 multiple-choice questions and two case studies, each with five linked questions.

 

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam     Find out more about CertPAY

For CSCF you will be assessed by a 150-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

  • Section A – 60 multiple choice questions
  • Section B – five multiple choice questions and five multi-response questions, followed by three case studies which require you to evaluate a scenario

 

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CSCF

Banking

You will be assessed by a two-hour electronic multiple-choice exam, split into:

  • Unit 1 – 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2 – three case studies, each with ten linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam     Find out more about CertBB&C

You will be assessed by a three-hour session based typed exam comprising of two sections:

  • Section A – a pre-release company information document will be made available six weeks before the exam and you will be asked to answer up to five questions relating to this
  • Section B – you will be asked to answer up to five questions
 

Session-based typed exam venues for Unit 3, ABBC


Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

 Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

 Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 




Find out more about DipBB&C

For CertRBCB you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic multiple-choice exam, split into two sections:

 

  • Unit 1, Principles of Retail Banking (PORB) – 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, Retail Banking Customer Solutions (RBCS) – three case studies each with ten linked multiple-choice questions.

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about CertRBCB

You will be assessed for each module by a one-hour electronic multiple-choice exam.

  • Unit 1– 50 stand-alone multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2 – six case studies with five multiple-choice questions linking to each case study.

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam   

You will be assessed by a two-hour multiple-choice exam split into:

  • Section A – 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B – four case studies, with an associated multiple-choice question

 

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam     Find out more about DipRBCB

For CertRM you will be assessed by:

  • a 45-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam with 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • coursework submitted electronically through the course site

 

For RRB you will be assessed by a 90-minute Pearson VUE electronic multiple-choice exam.

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam   Find out more about RRB

CCL is assessed by a three-hour session-based typed exam, split into two sections:

  • a main task essay supported by a pre-release case study
  • short answer questions

You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your CCL exam will be scheduled for you.


Session-based typed exam venues for CCL

Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

  Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

 Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 





Find out more about CCL

For 5PCE you will be assessed by coursework submitted electronically through the course site.

Find out more about 5PCE

6PCE has two units. You will be assessed through coursework submitted electronically on the course site.

  • Unit 1, Professionalism, Conduct, Ethics and the Individual (PCEI)
  • Unit 2, Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics for Managers (PCEM)

 

For MOPR you will be assessed by coursework submitted electronically through the course site.

 

Find out more about MOPR

For FRMB you will be assessed by a two-hour session-based typed exam.

You can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your FRMB exam will be scheduled for you.

Session-based typed exam venues for FRMB

    

Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

 Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 




You’ll be assessed in each unit by:

  • Unit 1: single piece of coursework with a limit of 3,000-3,500 words
  • Unit 2: single piece of coursework with a limit of 3,000-3,500 words

Coursework will be submitted electronically through the course site MyLIBF.

Specialist qualifications

For CertDC you will be assessed through a 150-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into three sections:

  • Unit 1, The Debt Collection Environment (DCE) – 30 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, The UK Regulatory Environment and Debt Collection (UKD) – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 3, The Debt Collection Process (DCP) – 10 multiple-choice questions and four case studies, each with five linked multiple-choice questions

 

For CertAutoFS you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into three sections:

 

  • Unit 1, The Automotive Finance Marketplace (AFM) –25 multiple-choice questions and one case study with five linked questions
  • Unit 2, UK Automotive Finance Regulation (AFR) – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 3, Customer Service and Management in an Automotive Finance Environment (CSM) – 15 multiple-choice questions and three case studies with five linked questions

DipAF has three units. For Units 1 and 2 you must submit coursework electronically on the course site and a one-hour Pearson VUE electronic multiple-choice exam.

 

  • Unit 1, Business Management and the Provision of Asset Finance (BMAF) –30 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, The Legal and Regualatory Reqirements of Asset Finance (LRAF) –30 multiple-choice questions

 

For Unit 3, The Sales and Account-Management Processes of Asset Finance you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic multiple-choice exam and a 3-hour session-based typed exam.

For your session based typed exam, you can choose an exam venue or remote invigilation when you register for the course. For further information about sitting your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your AFSA exam will be scheduled for you your exam remotely from home, please visit our website. Your FRMB exam will be scheduled for you.

 

Session-based typed exam venues for AFSA

 

Belfast

Birmingham (Queensway)

Birmingham (Solihull)

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff 

Chelmsford

Crawley

Crewe

Croydon

Dublin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Guernsey

Guildford            

  Inverness

   Ipswich             

  Jersey

  Leeds

 Leicester

 Liverpool         

 London (Clapham)

 London (Hammersmith)

 London (Hounslow)
  
 London (Lewisham)

 London (Wall)

  Manchester 

 Middlesbrough
 
 Newcastle

Nottingham

   Plymouth
  
  Sheffield

  Southampton          
 
  Taunton   
 
  Warrington

  Watford

International

Dubai (Remote Invigilation not available)

 



Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam   Find out more about DipAF

For UKFR you will be assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

 

  • Unit 1, Introduction to financial services environment and products (UKFR) – 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2, UK financial services and regulation (UKFR) – 50 multiple-choice questions

For FSRE you will be assessed through a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic exam, split into two sections:

  • 90 multiple-choice questions
  • two case studies with five linked multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam    Find out more about FSRE

Global learning

 

For CSME you will be assessed by a single three-hour exam:

  • Unit 1 content is assessed through a 50 question multiple-choice questions
  • Unit 2 content is assessed through 4 case study exercises each with 5 multiple-choice questions

Find out how to book your Pearson VUE exam Find out more about CSME

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