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IMPORTANT 2021 Exam Updates from GARP (for 2021 postponed exam updates only)

Nicole Seaman

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This thread is only for updates regarding 2021 May exam postponements/cancellations. I will continue to watch the GARP announcements closely for any changes to the May 2021 exams and will post any important information here.

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 Announcement Page:
https://www.garp.org/#!/important-notices/frm
GARP's Contact Information: https://www.garp.org/#!/about/contact-us

UPDATE: MAY 14, 2021
MAY FRM PART I EXAMS POSTPONED IN SINGAPORE

Due to recent COVID-19 regulations in Singapore, GARP must postpone its remaining upcoming May 2021 FRM Exams Part I in that area.
All candidates registered and scheduled for May Exams from May 17 to May 21 will automatically be registered for the November Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 14, 2021
MAY FRM PART I EXAMS POSTPONED IN TAIWAN

Due to recent COVID-19 regulations in Taiwan, GARP must postpone its remaining upcoming May 2021 FRM Exams Part I in that area.
All candidates registered and scheduled for May Exams from May 17 to May 21 will automatically be registered for the November Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 13, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN ISRAEL

To maintain the safety of candidates during this difficult time, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams throughout Israel. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I and II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for a May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect their deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on the portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 12, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAM POSTPONED IN PAKISTAN

Due to recent COVID-19 conditions in Pakistan, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part II in that area. All candidates registered for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exam, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Please note: December's FRM Exam Part II will be administered via computer-based testing (CBT) and not paper and pencil. Candidates will need to select a date, time, and location for their new exam appointment within the range offered once the deferral is reflected on their Dashboard. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 12, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAM POSTPONED IN VIETNAM

Due to recent COVID-19 conditions in Vietnam, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part II in that area. All candidates registered for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exam, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Please note: December's FRM Exam Part II will be administered via computer-based testing (CBT) and not paper and pencil. Candidates will need to select a date, time, and location for their new exam appointment within the range offered once the deferral is reflected on their Dashboard. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 12, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAM POSTPONED IN OMAN

Due to recent COVID-19 conditions in Oman, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part II in that area. All candidates registered for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exam, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Please note: December's FRM Exam Part II will be administered via computer-based testing (CBT) and not paper and pencil. Candidates will need to select a date, time, and location for their new exam appointment within the range offered once the deferral is reflected on their Dashboard. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 11, 2021 (Posted on GARP site May 12th)

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY EXAM CANDIDATES IN FRANKFURT

Due to local COVID-19 requirements in Frankfurt, Germany, all candidates there taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part I and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Part II Exams in May 2021 must:
  • Wear an FFP2 mask upon arrival, during, and leaving the Exam
  • Have written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours of their Exam
Note: There will be an official COVID-19 test station that administers free rapid antigen tests to candidates, with results available within 15-20 minutes. The station is a two-minute walk from your exam center. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday and can be booked online.

Candidates who do not follow the instructions provided above will not be allowed to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when you re-register. GARP is actively monitoring COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the exam date approaches.

UPDATE: MAY 11, 2021

NEW MAY LOCATION FOR BARCELONA FRM PART II EXAMS

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exams Barcelona will still be administered on May 15, 2021, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new address is:
NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon
Rambla Catalunya,26
Barcelona, Barcelona 08007
Spain

Candidates will need to reprint their admission ticket with the correct address. The old address (NH Collection Barcelona Podium) has been removed from candidates' portals and is roughly a 7-10 minute drive from the new address. GARP is also actively monitoring Spain’s COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates as the exam date approaches.

UPDATE: MAY 11, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAM POSTPONED IN BAHRAIN

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in Bahrain, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part II in that area. All candidates registered for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exam, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Please note: December's FRM Exam Part II will be administered via computer-based testing (CBT) and not paper and pencil. Candidates will need to select a date, time, and location for their new exam appointment within the range offered once the deferral is reflected on their Dashboard. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 11, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN MALAYSIA

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Malaysia, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in that area. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I and II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II. All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: MAY 11, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY EXAM CANDIDATES IN FRANKFURT

Due to local COVID-19 requirements in Frankfurt, Germany, all candidates there taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams in May 2021 must:
  • Wear an FFP2 mask upon arrival, during, and leaving the Exam
  • Have written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours of their Exam
Note: There will be an official COVID-19 test station that administers free rapid antigen tests to candidates, with results available within 15-20 minutes. The station is a two-minute walk from your Exam center. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday and can be booked online.

Candidates who do not follow the instructions provided above will not be allowed to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when you re-register.

UPDATE: MAY 7, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAMS POSTPONED IN IRELAND

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in Ireland, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in that area. All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.


UPDATE: MAY 6, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY FRM PART II CANDIDATES IN MACAU

Due to local requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II in Macau on May 15, 2021 must complete a Macao Health Code prior to sitting for the exam.

Candidates must complete the form on their mobile device the morning of their Exam. Anyone who does not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam. Additionally, your temperature will be taken when you arrive at the venue. The venue will follow the guidelines put in place by the Centre for Health Protection. If you do not meet the temperature requirement, you will not be allowed to enter and sit for the Exam.

UPDATE: MAY 6, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY FRM PART II CANDIDATES IN CHINA

Due to local requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II in China on May 15, 2021 must complete a Health Statement.

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. Anyone who does not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.

UPDATE: MAY 5, 2021

MAY FRM PART II EXAMS POSTPONED IN THE PHILIPPINES

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in the Philippines, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in that area. All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the December Exam, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 30, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN THAILAND

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in Thailand, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in that area.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the above listed May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 30, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN RUSSIA

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Russia, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in that area. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the above listed May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 30, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in Czech Republic, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in that area.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the above listed May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 29, 2021

URGENT UPDATE ON FRM/ERP EXAMS IN NEW YORK CITY

Due to COVID-19 related regulations in New York City, the start times for some of our upcoming Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exams there have changed.

While all Exams are still scheduled to occur on the original May 15, 2021 date, GARP advises all New York City candidates taking their FRM and ERP Exams to check their portal immediately to see whether their exam time has been impacted. Candidate admission tickets will reflect the new time.

In addition, due to requirements regarding COVID-19 from the New York Department of Public Health, all candidates must present either:
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (within 24 hours for antigen test and 72 hours for PCR test)
  • A vaccination card showing that it has been at least two weeks since the second dose of a two-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) or at least two weeks from the injection of the single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
Candidates who arrive on exam day without either of the two proofs above will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.

UPDATE: APR 29, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN VIENNA

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Austria, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in Vienna. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I and II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.
Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 29, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN TURKEY

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Turkey, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in the country. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I and II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 27, 2021

NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR MAY EXAMS IN NANJING, CHINA

While GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exams in Nanjing, China will still be administered on May 15, 2021, the Exams will occur at a different venue.

The new address is:
Nanjing Medicine Specialized Secondary School
Teaching Building
No.58 Huxi Street
Jianye District, Nanjing, China, APACA

The old address (Nanjing Medicine Specialized Secondary School, No. 208 Daquanshui, Qilin Street) has been removed from candidates' portals. The new location is roughly a 10-15-minute drive from the old location. GARP is also actively monitoring China’s COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates as the exam date approaches.

UPDATE: APR 23, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN INDIA

Due to COVID-19 regulations in India, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in the country. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I/II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 23, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN KUWAIT

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Kuwait, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in the country. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I/II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: APR 23, 2021

MAY FRM/ERP EXAMS POSTPONED IN TORONTO

Due to COVID-19 regulations in Toronto and surrounding cities, GARP must postpone its upcoming May 2021 Exams in the region. These include the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I/II and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) Exam Part II.

All candidates registered and scheduled for the May Exam will automatically be registered for the November/December Exams, which will be based on the same curriculum. Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral to November/December. Once this is reflected on their portal, candidates must log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.


UPDATE: APR 22, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY FRM PART II CANDIDATES IN HONG KONG

Due to local requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in Hong Kong on May 15, 2021 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. Anyone who does not complete the form will not be able to sit for the Exam.

UPDATE: APR 22, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR MAY FRM PART II CANDIDATES IN LOS ANGELES

Due to local requirements regarding COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health, all candidates taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Part II Exam in Los Angeles on May 15, 2021 must present either:
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (within 24 hours for antigen test and 72 hours for PCR test)
  • A vaccination card showing that it has been at least two weeks since the second dose of a two-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) or at least two weeks from the injection of the single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
Candidates who arrive on exam day without either of the two proofs above will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.


UPDATE: MAR 12, 2021
PERU MAY/JULY EXAMS POSTPONED
Due to recent local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP is postponing its May/July 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams in Peru.

FRM Part I Exams scheduled for May and July 2021 will now be offered in November 2021 over the course of multiple dates. The FRM Part II Exam scheduled for May 15, 2021 will be offered in December 2021 over the course of multiple dates. All candidates can select their preferred date for both Exams within those exam windows by logging into the portal. Both Exams will be administered via computer-based testing.

UPDATE: APR 12, 2021

NEW DUBLIN LOCATION FOR MAY FRM PART II EXAM

Due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19, GARP had to procure a new Dublin location for our Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part II on May 15, 2021.

The new address is:
Hilton Dublin Airport
Northern Cross
Malahide Road
Dublin
D17 Y924


The old address (Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport) has already been removed from candidates’ portals and is roughly a 9-minute drive from the new address. We strongly recommend that candidates visit the venue a few days prior to the Exam and allow enough traveling time to factor in unexpected delays on the day of the Exam.
 
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Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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As of right now, there are no canceled exams. I've had a couple of people state that their individual exam was canceled, but after checking with GARP, it sounds like it is just an individual case where the exam center they chose is no longer hosting the FRM exam. I will keep everyone up to date if there are actual postponements/cancellations for a specific location/country. Remember that seats are limited, so you must choose your exam center as soon as possible.
 

badbunny

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As of right now, there are no canceled exams. I've had a couple of people state that their individual exam was canceled, but after checking with GARP, it sounds like it is just an individual case where the exam center they chose is no longer hosting the FRM exam. I will keep everyone up to date if there are actual postponements/cancellations for a specific location/country. Remember that seats are limited, so you must choose your exam center as soon as possible.
Hi Nicole,

Seats are limited only for the Part 1 correct? They are doing computer based exams If I recall correctly.

Regards
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
Staff member
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Hi Nicole,

Seats are limited only for the Part 1 correct? They are doing computer based exams If I recall correctly.

Regards
Hello @badbunny

Yes, this is the email that we received from GARP regarding limited seats.

"As we are transitioning to CBT with the May 2021 Part I exam, candidates need to understand that registering with GARP and choosing either the May or July window is only the first step in the process and that to secure a seat at a site on a day/time that they want, they need to go to the site of the exam provider and schedule their exam. Requests are honored on a first-come/first-served basis so it benefits candidates to not wait until the last minute, lest they get shut out of their preferred day or time and have to adjust."
 

cillianmccotter

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@Nicole Seaman

Hi all - just to add some information from a recent query I had with GARP on this. When I saw the note on the BT forum saying that candidates had to go to the test site, I asked GARP if this was the case - I had already registered my sitting/time in the test site in Dublin. I attached them my confirmation from PSI exams and asked them if I actually did need to go to the site before the exam (which with COVID restrictions would have been unnecessary hassle and problematic). They came back and confirmed I'm set to go and don't actually need to visit the site beforehand. I'll have to take their word for it for now, so I'm not sure if this is requirement is potentially location specific.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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@Nicole Seaman

Hi all - just to add some information from a recent query I had with GARP on this. When I saw the note on the BT forum saying that candidates had to go to the test site, I asked GARP if this was the case - I had already registered my sitting/time in the test site in Dublin. I attached them my confirmation from PSI exams and asked them if I actually did need to go to the site before the exam (which with COVID restrictions would have been unnecessary hassle and problematic). They came back and confirmed I'm set to go and don't actually need to visit the site beforehand. I'll have to take their word for it for now, so I'm not sure if this is requirement is potentially location specific.
Hello, @cillianmccotter I just want to make sure my post above yours was understood correctly. When GARP says, "they need to go to the site of the exam provider and schedule their exam" they mean that candidates need to go to the website of the exam provider to schedule their exam. Not the physical exam location site.
 

cillianmccotter

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Hello, @cillianmccotter I just want to make sure my post above yours was understood correctly. When GARP says, "they need to go to the site of the exam provider and schedule their exam" they mean that candidates need to go to the website of the exam provider to schedule their exam. Not the physical exam location site.
@Nicole Seaman Thank you for this - my interpretation of GARP's language sounds like it could do with some improvement!! :p I actually thought they meant a journey to the physical site - in my defense I think it could been worded more clearly on their end - website would have avoided any confusion perhaps?
 

bollengc

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hello all,
I am wondering if other members are facing the same issue as I am facing.
I registered to take part 1 in July 2021. I keep receiving regular emails from GARP to ask me to finalise my registration by picking a test center. However when I connect following their link and pick July 2021 and look for a test center in the Netherlands, there is no test center.
I would be interested to get feedbacks.
thanks
Camille
 

Sodawater8028

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Hi, Nicole, i am taking FRM II in May in Michigan, Ann Arbor, do you know whether this location held the exam successfully back in January?
 

Tommccabe

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Hi I am reaching out to any Dublin FRM level 2 candidates - have any of you contacted GARP about their plans for May sitting? Level 5 restrictions reportedly in place now til May...where does that leave things? Ive had my exam postponed 3 times already - I emailed GARP last week and got the most useless response
 

cillianmccotter

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Hi I am reaching out to any Dublin FRM level 2 candidates - have any of you contacted GARP about their plans for May sitting? Level 5 restrictions reportedly in place now til May...where does that leave things? Ive had my exam postponed 3 times already - I emailed GARP last week and got the most useless response
@Tommccabe I'm going to try and sit both in May - how realistic a proposition that is, I'm not sure. P1 is CBT format so I'll be pretty miffed if I couldn't even sit that, given that it's GARP's and other institutions' answer to COVID and the pandemic, but with the way cases are in Ireland, I wouldn't be surprised if it is also pushed out. With P2 in May being pencil and paper, it's anyone's guess. Just FYI - I was originally scheduled to sit P1 in Melbourne last year, and even having had 3 weeks of no local COVID running up to the exam, it was postponed - it ultimately depends on the restrictions in place in the area you're looking to sit. GARP have been notoriously poor in their communication - the Melbourne exam was cancelled 3 days beforehand, so getting a meaningful response out of them at this time is unlikely. But yeah pretty pessimistic outlook at the minute, and that's even with 3 months give or take until the exam. :(
 

MapuleMothibi

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hello all,
I am wondering if other members are facing the same issue as I am facing.
I registered to take part 1 in July 2021. I keep receiving regular emails from GARP to ask me to finalise my registration by picking a test center. However when I connect following their link and pick July 2021 and look for a test center in the Netherlands, there is no test center.
I would be interested to get feedbacks.
thanks
Camille
im having the same issue, looking for a testing center in Dublin but nothing ever pops up and no one is responding to my emails over this issue, from GARP or the testing center.
 

sotiriop

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I am having the same issue in Luxembourg. No testing center is available for July. Did anyone have any update or received any reply??
Thanks
 

AsmitaSingh

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Hi All

I’d like to know whether anyone from South Africa has registered for the July Part 1 exam and is able to provide me with the available dates in July for JHB and CT. I am considering deferring from May to July but it depends on the exam dates.
 

bollengc

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im having the same issue, looking for a testing center in Dublin but nothing ever pops up and no one is responding to my emails over this issue, from GARP or the testing center.
It is a bit frustrating because GARP sends regular emails telling you to register, but you cannot because there is no test center.
PSI contacted me back following the message I sent them, but their answer was: thanks for contacting us, what location would you like to schedule for?
(and I already indicated in my query I was looking for NL)
I replied, and since then... silence.
I keep connecting to my profile to try to register to a test center.
I just tried again few minutes ago and there was one test center proposed for the Netherlands. (but only slots during week days, no Saturday) So I guess you should keep trying on a regular basis till they add some centers?
good luck :)
 

lijincn

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Once again, I am worried that the May Part 2 exam may get canceled again in NYC. I am thinking about choosing a different location (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Washington, D.C.). I know that in the end, local regulations are going to decide whether the test can happen, but does anyone know what kinds of regulations I should pay attention to when deciding the location? Is it restrictions on indoor gathering? Is it restrictions on businesses? Or something else?
 

LucreziaB

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Once again, I am worried that the May Part 2 exam may get canceled again in NYC. I am thinking about choosing a different location (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Washington, D.C.). I know that in the end, local regulations are going to decide whether the test can happen, but does anyone know what kinds of regulations I should pay attention to when deciding the location? Is it restrictions on indoor gathering? Is it restrictions on businesses? Or something else?
I was following this closely when I took Part I last time around and it basically looked like GARP held the exam if they were allowed to accommodate all the test takers in the venue. I think pretty much all of the exams are in hotels, so if the locality allowed the hotel’s conference space to be open and allowed a reasonable number of people at the event (eg some localities only allowed 50 total at the event so that could trigger a cancellation whereas 50 per room would not because they can divide the rooms).

If I remember correctly both NJ and DC held the exam in both October and November whereas Philadelphia deferred it.
 

kanwar.iitk

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Hi,
I registered for May 2020 and got the exam deferred thrice by GARP to May 2021. Test center India. I was trying to further defer the exam to Dec 2021 but keep on getting an error. Does somebody knows what this is about? There is no response from GARP since last 1 week.
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