The CFP examination is a six-hour exam made up of a combination of multiple-choice (15%-25%) and constructed-response (75%-85%) questions. Each question on the CFP examination focuses on specific elements of the CFP Professional Competency Profile
and may also require integration across several financial planning areas
It’s important to understand that the elements of financial planning competency focus not only on knowledge required, but on how CFP professionals must behave in practice. The questions on the CFP examination will refer to one or more elements of competency. You’ll be expected to understand the competencies and how they should be applied in practice.