FEA Program Schedule

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Exam Schedule & Prep

The FEA Certification exams consist of two components: written exam and oral assessment. Only candidates who pass the written examination can participate in the oral assessment, and therefore, a minimum three-week period is required between the two exams.

Written Exam

This is a 90-minute, open-book exam offered online. Candidates may request a paper version.

  • 25 multiple choice questions (50%) – 2 points each
  • 10 short answer questions (50%) – 5 points each

Candidates must attain a minimum 70% to pass the exam.

Oral Exam

This is an in-person assessment. Please allow 3 hours.

  • Group interview (90-120 minutes): with 3 other candidates, but assessed individually
  • One-on-one interview (15 minutes)

Candidates must attain a minimum 70% to pass the exam.

Toronto 1
Toronto 2
Written Exams Oral Exams
January 20, 2020 February 27, 2020
January 31, 2020 February 28, 2020
February 3, 2020 March 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 March 12, 2020
March 13, 2020 (AM session only)

Toronto 1 Exam Location:
Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON


Written Exams Oral Exams
March 30, 2020 May 13, 2020
April 8, 2020 May 14, 2020
May 8, 2020 June 11, 2020

Calgary Exam Location:
University of Alberta Calgary Centre
#120, 333 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB


Written Exams Oral Exams
June 26, 2020 July 27, 2020
July 6, 2020 July 28, 2020
July 23, 2020 August 18, 2020

Vancouver Exam Location:
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC


Written Exams Oral Exams
To be announced To be announced

Toronto 2 Exam Location:
To be announced

More Details

Students are strongly encouraged to spend as much time as possible using this study guide to review the concepts in each course of the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program.

You may schedule exam dates once your Application for FEA Certification has been submitted. To schedule written and oral exams, contact us at 1.866.849.0099 (ext. 260).

The fee for the FEA Certification process is included in the FEA Program fee. The fee is subject to change by FEX.

In the event a candidate does not pass the written exam, they may re-sit the exam up to three (3) times at no extra charge. In the event a candidate does not pass the oral exam, they may re-sit the exam up to three (3) times at a cost of $300, $400 and $500 respectively.

Candidates scheduled for a written exam may request deferment for a future date as long as a three-week period remains between the written and oral exam. Candidates who wish to request a deferment for the oral assessment may do so no later than 30 days before the scheduled test date. A deferment is possible only if space is available and is at the discretion of FEX. All oral deferment requests must be made in writing to FEX.

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1.866.849.0099 ext. 260
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