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I encourage everyone who is waiting to hear about exam postponements to click "Watch" in the upper right corner of this thread so you will receive email notifications every time I post a new announcement.

GARP's Contact Information: https://www.garp.org/#!/about/contact-us
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UPDATE: NOV 20, 2020
MALAYSIA NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to recent local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Malaysia to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 20, 2020
NEW TIME ANNOUNCED FOR THE NOVEMBER FRM PART I EXAM IN KAZAKHSTAN, NUR-SULTAN

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan will still be administered on November 21, 2020, the FRM Part I Exam will occur at a different time. The FRM Part II Exam remains as scheduled and unaffected.

Due to rapidly changing conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FRM Part I Exam will be moved to 2:00 PM in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan on November 21, 2020. The Part I Exam is now scheduled to take place from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM instead of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. GARP still recommends arriving up to one hour early to account for any delays you may experience in traveling to the test center.
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UPDATE: NOV 17, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER EXAMS IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Lisbon, Portugal will still be administered on November 21, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Rua Latino Coelho, 1
Lisbon, Portugal 1069-025


Rooms: New Orleans 1-2 and Nashville

Candidates will need to reprint their Admission Tickets with the correct address and seat assignment by logging into my.garp.org.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must print two copies of their Admission Tickets so they can keep one for Declaration of Travel purposes.

The old address (Fontecruz Lisboa) has been removed from the candidate portal and is roughly a 12-minute drive from the new address.
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UPDATE: NOV 17, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER EXAMS IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Vienna, Austria will still be administered on November 21, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
University of Veterinary Medicine
Vetmeduni Wien
Veterinärplatz 1,
Vienna, Austria 1210


Candidates will need to reprint their Admission Tickets with the correct address and seat assignment by logging into my.garp.org.

The old address (Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel) has been removed from your portal and is roughly a 20-minute drive from the new address.

UPDATE: NOV 17, 2020
PHILADELPHIA, PA NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Philadelphia, PA to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: NOV 17, 2020
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Melbourne, Australia to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: NOV 16, 2020
LONDON NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in London to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: NOV 16, 2020
IMPORTANT CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR HONG KONG’S NOVEMBER EXAMS

To sit for the Exam, all candidates taking Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Hong Kong on November 21, 2020 must complete a Declaration Form. Candidates must print the form, complete it in its entirety, bring it with them on exam day, and give it to their proctor during check-in. Candidates will also have their temperatures taken upon arrival at their venue in accordance with the guidelines by the Centre for Health Protection.

Candidates who don't bring their completed Declaration Form and meet the temperature requirements will not be allowed to sit for the Exam.
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UPDATE: NOV 13, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER EXAMS IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Edinburgh, Scotland will still be administered on November 21, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
19 North Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
EH1 1SD


Candidates will need to reprint their admission tickets with the correct address and seat assignment by logging into my.garp.org.

UPDATE: NOV 13, 2020
IMPORTANT CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR MACAO’S NOVEMBER EXAMS


To sit for the Exam, all candidates taking Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Macao on November 21, 2020 must complete a Declaration Form upon arriving at the exam site on their mobile device. Completing the form will take no more than 1-2 minutes and should be filled out digitally via the link above.

Candidates who do not fill out the form will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when you re-register.
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UPDATE: NOV 11, 2020
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Prague, Czech Republic to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 11, 2020
LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Los Angeles to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 11, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in San Francisco to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 11, 2020
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Geneva, Switzerland to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: NOV 4, 2020
FRANKFURT, GERMANY NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Frankfurt, Germany to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: NOV 3, 2020
MUNICH NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Munich, Germany to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 3, 2020
PARIS SITE A & B NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Paris, France Sites A and B to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 3, 2020
NEW YORK, NY NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in New York, NY to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

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UPDATE: NOV 2, 2020
ISRAEL NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Israel to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: NOV 2, 2020
MILAN, ITALY NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Milan, Italy to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 30, 2020
KUWAIT NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Kuwait to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 29, 2020
PERU NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Peru to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 27, 2020
POLAND NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Poland to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: OCT 27, 2020
DUBLIN NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Dublin to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: OCT 27, 2020
TORONTO NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Toronto to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 23, 2020
LUXEMBOURG OCTOBER FRM AND ERP EXAMS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER


GARP is postponing its October 24, 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Luxembourg to November 21, 2020, due to rapidly changing conditions related to COVID-19.

All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for November’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for November.

UPDATE: OCT 22, 2020
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR OCTOBER EXAM CANDIDATES IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY


While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Frankfurt, Germany will still occur on October 24, 2020, some candidates' Exams will be held at a different location due to COVID-related capacity constraints.

We advise all candidates to pay attention to the location listed on the My Programs page of their GARP account. In addition, all candidates regardless of location will need to reprint their admission ticket as their seat assignment may have changed.
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UPDATE: OCT 22, 2020
LAGOS, NIGERIA, OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to recent curfew restrictions and protests in Lagos, Nigeria, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: OCT 22, 2020
MILAN OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Milan to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: OCT 22, 2020
IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN AMSTERDAM


All candidates in Amsterdam taking Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams on October 24, 2020 must complete a Triage COVID Form prior to arriving on exam day. It should be filled out digitally using the link above.

Upon arrival on exam day, the staff will confirm all candidates have completed the form correctly before allowing them to enter the exam room. Completing the form will take no more than 1-2 minutes. Candidates who do not fill out the form will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when you re-register.
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UPDATE: OCT 21, 2020
IMPORTANT CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR MACAO’S OCTOBER EXAMS


To sit for the exam, all candidates taking Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Macao must complete a Declaration Form upon arriving at the exam site on their mobile device. Completing the form will take no more than 1-2 minutes and should be filled out digitally via the link above. Candidates who do not fill out the form be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when you re-register.

Note: I have reached out to GARP for clarification, but it looks like there is a typo in their last sentence. I believe it is meant to read, "Candidates who do not fill out the form will not be able to sit for the Exam......"

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UPDATE: OCT 20, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN ZURICH

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Zurich will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
Hilton Garden Inn Zurich Limmattal
Kreuzaeckerstrasse 5
Spreitenbach, Switzerland CH-8957


You will need to reprint your admission ticket with the correct address by logging into my.garp.org.


UPDATE: OCT 20, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN THAILAND

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Thailand will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
Conrad Bangkok
All Seasons Place 87 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand


You will need to reprint your admission ticket with the correct address by logging into my.garp.org.

UPDATE: OCT 20, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN NETHERLANDS (SITE A)

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Netherlands (Site A) will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1019 BR


You will need to reprint your admission ticket with the correct address by logging into my.garp.org.
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UPDATE: OCT 19, 2020
POLAND OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Poland to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: OCT 19, 2020
CZECH REPUBLIC OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Czech Republic to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 9, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN VIENNA

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Vienna will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:

Vienna Marriott Hotel
Parkring 12a
Vienna, Austria 1010


Candidates do not have to re-print their admission ticket; the address that appears on it in their portal is accurate.
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UPDATE: OCT 9, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER EXAMS IN SCOTLAND

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Scotland will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new venue’s address is:

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
19 North Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Candidates do not have to re-print their admission ticket; the address that appears on it in their portal is accurate.
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UPDATE: OCT 9, 2020
NEW YORK OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY


Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in New York, NY to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE: OCT 7, 2020
SINGAPORE OCTOBER EXAMS TO OCCUR AS SCHEDULED


Contrary to a previous alert, GARP will be administering its Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Singapore as scheduled on October 24, 2020.
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UPDATE: OCT 7, 2020
NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER HONG KONG EXAMS

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Hong Kong will still be administered on October 24, 2020, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

With the Hong Kong’s Department of Health temporarily using AsiaWorld-Expo as a hospital and specimen collection center for COVID-19 patients through December, our Exams will now take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The full address/room number is:
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Room Name: Hall 5BC


In addition, all candidates taking Exams in Hong Kong must complete a Declaration Form. Candidates must print the form, complete it in its entirety, bring it with them on exam day, and give it to their proctor during check-in. Candidates will also have their temperatures taken upon arrival at their venue in accordance with the guidelines by the Centre for Health Protection.

Candidates who don't bring their completed Declaration Form and meet the temperature requirements will not be allowed to sit for the Exam.

GARP is actively monitoring Hong Kong’s COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates as the Exam date approaches. Please check back to this Important Notices center regularly for news or by following us on social media on Weibo, WeChat, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


UPDATE: OCT 6, 2020
  • KUWAIT OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
  • INDONESIA OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
  • IRELAND OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
  • TORONTO OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
  • MONTREAL OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
  • LOS ANGELES OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY
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UPDATE: OCT 2, 2020: COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE 2020 EXAMS

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UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020: REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES TAKING OCTOBER EXAMS IN MAINLAND CHINA
Due to local rules regarding COVID-19, candidates in China planning to take the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams on October 24, 2020 are required to fill out a Health Statement. Candidates who do not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam. Candidates must print the form, complete it in its entirety, bring it with them on exam day, and give it to their proctor during check-in.
Candidates who do not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam. Candidates must print the form, complete it in its entirety, bring it with them on exam day, and give it to their proctor during check-in.

Additional safety requirements and protocols for Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen are as follows:
  • Guangzhou: Candidates must register “Ping An Baiyun” on their WeChat app no later than one day before the Exam to be able to scan the provided QR code. Candidates will need to show a “pass” in order to be allowed into the venue.
  • Shanghai: Candidate will be required to record his/her temperature for the 14 consecutive days prior to the Exam on the Health Statement.
  • Shenzhen: While no additional action is required, GARP will be sharing all Shenzhen candidates’ passport/driver’s license numbers, names in Chinese characters, and phone numbers with the Shenzhen CDC. Candidates should have provided this information upon registration.
It is extremely important that candidates follow the instructions provided above. If they do not, they will not be able to sit for their Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.
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UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020:
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Melbourne, Australia, to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020: SAN FRANCISCO OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in San Francisco to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020: BAHRAIN OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Bahrain to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020: PERU OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Peru to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.

UPDATE: SEP 30, 2020: ISRAEL OCTOBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its October 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in Israel to January 17, 2021. All candidates registered for October’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.
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UPDATE 09/29/20: GARP has released new statements regarding the upcoming exams. https://www.garp.org/#!/important-notices

  1. INDIA NOVEMBER EXAMS POSTPONED TO JANUARY

    Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its November 2020 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in India to January 16, 2021. All candidates registered for November’s Exams will automatically be registered for January’s Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates do not have to take additional steps to register for January.


  2. REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES TAKING OCTOBER EXAMS IN MAINLAND CHINA
    Due to local rules regarding COVID-19, candidates in China planning to take the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams on October 24, 2020 are required to fill out a Health Statement. Candidates who do not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam. Candidates must print the form, complete it in its entirety, bring it with them on exam day, and give it to their proctor during check-in.
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September 5th: We understand that many of you are questioning whether or not the exams will take place in October and November. As of right now, it looks like there is no change to the plans for the exams to move forward. We received the information below from GARP:


"With the school year beginning and the last quarter of 2020 upon us, I understand that you may be getting questions from candidates about whether GARP’s Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP) Exams will proceed in October and November as planned. We are closely monitoring conditions in the 53 countries where we give the exams and, at this point, we are planning to continue as planned in most locations. However, if local conditions change, we may have to postpone some exams to early 2021. Such postponement would only occur in locations where conditions warrant.

If we have to postpone the exams in a location, we will alert candidates immediately with the new testing date and options to defer their exam to another period, if the new date is not possible for them. This is similar to the steps we took when postponing the May 2020 Exams to October. We are also creating a new alerts page on our website, garp.org. I will share that with you when it goes live."

GARP also emailed us with this Update page. They have stated that they will be posting all updates here: https://www.garp.org/#!/important-notices.
 
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ktrathen

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I don't know how many forum members are from Melbourne, Australia, but I would say the probability of the FRM exam taking place here this year is close to to zero after today's announcement from the Victorian government. A minor inconvenience compared to being on a ventilator, but annoying nevertheless.
 

cillianmccotter

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I don't know how many forum members are from Melbourne, Australia, but I would say the probability of the FRM exam taking place here this year is close to to zero after today's announcement from the Victorian government. A minor inconvenience compared to being on a ventilator, but annoying nevertheless.

@ktrathen I also live in Melbourne and was pretty dismayed by the announcements from the Premier last weekend. We have been in some form of stage 3/4 restrictions from July, so it'll be more than a little disappointing if almost 5 months of curtailment (beginning of July to 21 Nov) is not enough time to get the cases under control to a level where they'd be comfortable with this type of exam. That being said, public health should take precedence but we in Melbourne have written off enough of 2020 already and I am desperate to sit the exam come November time. I guess we can only wait, hope, and keep our heads down. Hope you're keeping safe.
 

mattheweidinger

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I wonder what criteria they are looking at in ordinary jurisdictions around the world and what the cut off would be to hold the exams?

I think a good idea would be to offer the students enrolled in 2020 exams the option to transfer to 2021 AND adapt the test to make it computer based (as the ERP, climate risk certificate and CFA exams are) in 2021. That way you can alleviate the fear of candidates and proctors in October & November AND thin the ranks of students writing the exams there - increasing the likelihood that exam can be held in various jurisdictions due to reduced numbers.
 

cillianmccotter

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I wonder what criteria they are looking at in ordinary jurisdictions around the world and what the cut off would be to hold the exams?

I think a good idea would be to offer the students enrolled in 2020 exams the option to transfer to 2021 AND adapt the test to make it computer based (as the ERP, climate risk certificate and CFA exams are) in 2021. That way you can alleviate the fear of candidates and proctors in October & November AND thin the ranks of students writing the exams there - increasing the likelihood that exam can be held in various jurisdictions due to reduced numbers.

I understand that CFA has moved to computer-based testing.. but isn't it still to be at a test site where all individuals gather en masse, as opposed to candidates sitting it in their home? In which case if so, doesn't solve for the problem of needing to socially distance the candidates...
 

tushijima

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Anyone bases in D.C., US? MDV area seems to get better but not sure if the local government will allow quite number of people gathering to take test which may not be an urgent thing to do during the crazy time.. Hope we will get notified the confirmation so no surprise!!
 

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I understand that CFA has moved to computer-based testing.. but isn't it still to be at a test site where all individuals gather en masse, as opposed to candidates sitting it in their home? In which case if so, doesn't solve for the problem of needing to socially distance the candidates...

I think with computer based testing (CBT) you will have a window of 1-2 weeks to show up and write your exam at a testing center in your city. I imagine the administrators clean the mice and keyboards (and other things in the post-COVID19 world...) after each sitting during the 1-2 week window.

I think CAIA and CMT designations hold computer based exams and I imagine the CFA procedures would be similar as of 2021.


Anyways, there were only 80 people + 5 or 6 proctors in the FRM part 1 AM exam last year in my jurisdiction when I wrote it. I imagine that there will normally be fewer people at the part 2 in the PM (due to attrition at part 1...) and further attrition due to COVID this year - people staying home, etc. Accordingly, I predict somewhere between 30-40 candidates will be scheduled to write part 2 in my city - well below the 250 person limit as of now.
 

tushijima

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I think with computer based testing (CBT) you will have a window of 1-2 weeks to show up and write your exam at a testing center in your city. I imagine the administrators clean the mice and keyboards (and other things in the post-COVID19 world...) after each sitting during the 1-2 week window.

I think CAIA and CMT designations hold computer based exams and I imagine the CFA procedures would be similar as of 2021.


Anyways, there were only 80 people + 5 or 6 proctors in the FRM part 1 AM exam last year in my jurisdiction when I wrote it. I imagine that there will normally be fewer people at the part 2 in the PM (due to attrition at part 1...) and further attrition due to COVID this year - people staying home, etc. Accordingly, I predict somewhere between 30-40 candidates will be scheduled to write part 2 in my city - well below the 250 person limit as of now.

250 person limit seems to be the same limitation implemented as of now in D.C./USA.. Well, I think your prediction seems to be well logical and build so I gave up hoping the test being postponed again (I've been busy with other things...) and will start studying seriously...
 

shaunik

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I am surprised GARP is asking us to Pay 150$ for deferral... For Candidates registered for May 2020 it isn't even allowing a deferral to 2021.. I have written to them about deferring my exam to 2021 as the no of cases in my country are very high and I also happen to have 2 co-morbid conditions with respect to this pandemic. No response at all from GARP. Total lack of empathy compared to CFAInstitute
 

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I am surprised GARP is asking us to Pay 150$ for deferral... For Candidates registered for May 2020 it isn't even allowing a deferral to 2021.. I have written to them about deferring my exam to 2021 as the no of cases in my country are very high and I also happen to have 2 co-morbid conditions with respect to this pandemic. No response at all from GARP. Total lack of empathy compared to CFAInstitute
@shaunik

I sent you an email regarding this. It will be coming from [email protected], so if you do not see it in your inbox, it may have gone to spam.
 

cillianmccotter

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I think with computer based testing (CBT) you will have a window of 1-2 weeks to show up and write your exam at a testing center in your city. I imagine the administrators clean the mice and keyboards (and other things in the post-COVID19 world...) after each sitting during the 1-2 week window.

I think CAIA and CMT designations hold computer based exams and I imagine the CFA procedures would be similar as of 2021.


Anyways, there were only 80 people + 5 or 6 proctors in the FRM part 1 AM exam last year in my jurisdiction when I wrote it. I imagine that there will normally be fewer people at the part 2 in the PM (due to attrition at part 1...) and further attrition due to COVID this year - people staying home, etc. Accordingly, I predict somewhere between 30-40 candidates will be scheduled to write part 2 in my city - well below the 250 person limit as of now.

@mattheweidinger Thank you for sharing the above. I'm hoping to write Part 1 in Melbourne in November and I could foresee it as being a possibility if there were only 30-40 candidates but at this stage, who knows. I agree with @ktrathen also - whatever will be will be, but it would be preferable if the communication from GARP was a little better.
 

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@mattheweidinger Thank you for sharing the above. I'm hoping to write Part 1 in Melbourne in November and I could foresee it as being a possibility if there were only 30-40 candidates but at this stage, who knows. I agree with @ktrathen also - whatever will be will be, but it would be preferable if the communication from GARP was a little better.

Melbourne's situation is pretty unusual, and GARP's communication has been poor. Currently, the exam venue (Melbourne Exhibition Centre) is still closed, and the threshold for reopening is very strict in terms of the statewide rolling two week average daily COVID-19 cases falling below a certain level (I think it's five cases per day, but even at that low level public gatherings might be limited in size).
 

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I am surprised GARP is asking us to Pay 150$ for deferral... For Candidates registered for May 2020 it isn't even allowing a deferral to 2021.. I have written to them about deferring my exam to 2021 as the no of cases in my country are very high and I also happen to have 2 co-morbid conditions with respect to this pandemic. No response at all from GARP. Total lack of empathy compared to CFAInstitute
Just to follow up on this comment, this is the response that I received from GARP regarding deferrals to 2021:

"Anyone who registered for the May 2020 exam (in the before times) was contacted directly regarding the postponement to October and provided with the opportunity to defer (free of charge) to the November exam. For those original May 2020 candidates now needing to defer to May 2021 due to COVID related reasons, they simply need to email Member Services to alert them to their situation, as our registration system is currently processing the November 2020 exams. We are in fact working very hard to be as accommodating as possible."
 

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Just to follow up on this comment, this is the response that I received from GARP regarding deferrals to 2021:

"Anyone who registered for the May 2020 exam (in the before times) was contacted directly regarding the postponement to October and provided with the opportunity to defer (free of charge) to the November exam. For those original May 2020 candidates now needing to defer to May 2021 due to COVID related reasons, they simply need to email Member Services to alert them to their situation, as our registration system is currently processing the November 2020 exams. We are in fact working very hard to be as accommodating as possible."

I received, word-for-word, the same canned email twice from GARP when I recently asked if the November 2020 Melbourne exam would be rescheduled.

Here is the Victorian government reopening plan: https://www.vic.gov.au/sites/defaul...pening-Metropolitan-Melbourne-how-we-live.pdf

Reading the fine print, I don't think it's possible the exam can go ahead. I'd be curious regarding other people's interpretations.
 
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shaunik

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Just to follow up on this comment, this is the response that I received from GARP regarding deferrals to 2021:

"Anyone who registered for the May 2020 exam (in the before times) was contacted directly regarding the postponement to October and provided with the opportunity to defer (free of charge) to the November exam. For those original May 2020 candidates now needing to defer to May 2021 due to COVID related reasons, they simply need to email Member Services to alert them to their situation, as our registration system is currently processing the November 2020 exams. We are in fact working very hard to be as accommodating as possible."
Hi Nicole
I have sent you details of my email to GARP on this matter.
 

segen.tesfeom

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I have registered for the upcoming November 2020 exam in London. In the past week, the number of cases in England have increased significantly. I am genuinely concerned about my health and would like to postpone to 2021 free of charge. I don’t understand why we are not given the option to do so free of charge. Has GARP made further announcements or the November exams?
 

mattheweidinger

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Does anyone think that they could hold the exams (October and November) in only some locations around the world due to the different rates of infections across the world? CFA Institute is planning to do this in December...
 

Nicole Seaman

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Does anyone think that they could hold the exams (October and November) in only some locations around the world due to the different rates of infections across the world? CFA Institute is planning to do this in December...
Hello @mattheweidinger

Yes, GARP has stated (above in the original message) that they are monitoring the situation in all countries. So, it is possible that GARP will hold exams in some countries and not others, but they've stated that they will alert candidates in the affected countries if this happens.

"We are closely monitoring conditions in the 53 countries where we give the exams and, at this point, we are planning to continue as planned in most locations. However, if local conditions change, we may have to postpone some exams to early 2021. Such postponement would only occur in locations where conditions warrant.

If we have to postpone the exams in a location, we will alert candidates immediately with the new testing date and options to defer their exam to another period, if the new date is not possible for them.
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Nicole Seaman

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If any of our members are concerned about taking the exams that they are registered for in October or November, please contact GARP member services directly, as others in the forum will not be able to give you advice on this. Also, you will most likely need to wait more than one day for a response from GARP. We are always happy to help if you've waited a long time for a response from them, however, if it has only been one day, it is important that everyone understands that they may not be able to respond immediately.
 
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