CII AF exam dates 2024

R06 July 2023

CII AF exam dates 2024

Here are the CII AF exam dates for 2024 which are include two sittings. 

Sitting One (February to March)

AF1: 20th February

AF5: 13th February

AF7: 5th March

AF4: 7th March

Sitting Two (September to October)

AF1: 10th September

AF5: 17th September

AF7: 24th September

AF4: 1st October

Written exams vs coursework?

Of course, the CII now offer AF6 and AF8 on a coursework basis. This means that you have to submit assignments and there isn’t a specified exam date. But you do need to complete all three assignments within a 12 month period so if you intend to sit one of these subjects and a written AF exam, schedule the writing of your assignments to avoid the times when you will need to study for the AF written exam.

Enrolment for the assignment-based exams – AF6 and AF8 – can be at any time.  Note that the 12 month clock starts ticking when you enrol, not when you submit your first assignment.

Which is the easiest CII AF exam?

In theory, this might be a sensible way to select an exam. In practice, it might not quite workout this way. We always suggest selecting an exam that is of most use to your work and to your business. If you work in a specialist area, then your day-job may help to give you a head start in a subject where others struggle.

Here are the latest CII pass rates for the AF exams at the time of writing (July 2023):

AF142% (-1% on the previous year)

AF457% (+7% on the previous year)

AF572% (+9% on the previous year)

AF697% (no change)

AF761% (+5% on the previous year)

AF875.3% (no change)

NB The pass rate for assignment-based exams such as AF6 and AF8 suggest that these exams are easier than they are. This is because the pass rates are only based on those that submit and successfully complete all of their assignments – and do not include people who ‘drop out’.

Click here for the figures for previous years and to see the trends.

Want to know more?

CII website – AF exams

Free AF exam preparation guide (for AF1, 2, 4, 5 or 7). Click here

For details of all written financial services exams (e.g. J07, J05), click here

Prepare well and be successful.

Sam Patterson


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