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

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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For India location the last update has been in May'21. Our July slots exam occurring on scheduled date or are they also postponed till November? Can someone please confirm?
@HV1234 GARP has not announced any postponements for India as of today. I'm closely watching the announcements page on their website and will post here if I see any changes.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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UPDATE: JUL 6, 2021
JULY FRM EXAMS PART I POSTPONED IN INDONESIA

Due to continued COVID-19 related restrictions, GARP must postpone all its upcoming July 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I in Indonesia. All candidates registered for the July Exam will automatically be registered for a November 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 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 and the deadline to schedule is October 20, 2021.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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Hello @Nicole Seaman

Approximately, how long would it take for deferral to show up on the dashboard?
Hello @NicD Unfortunately, we do not have any information about the specific process that GARP uses for deferrals so this is a question that you would need to ask GARP or another member here may be able to answer it for you.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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UPDATE: JUL 8, 2021
JULY FRM EXAMS PART I POSTPONED IN OMAN

Due to continued COVID-19 related restrictions, GARP must postpone all its upcoming July 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I in Oman. All candidates registered for the July Exam will automatically be registered for a November 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 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 and the deadline to schedule is October 20, 2021.

UPDATE: JUL 8, 2021
NEW ROOM FOR JULY FRM EXAM PART I IN SINGAPORE

Due to a change in room capacity at our Singapore exam site (Agilitics Edutech Pte Ltd, #11-14, International Plaza, 10 Anson Rd, Singapore, 079903), Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I in July 2021 scheduled for Room #11-10 will now occur in Room #11-14. Exams will still occur as scheduled at the exact same time and location, and no additional action is required from candidates.

At this time, candidates should have already received a cancelation of appointment email from PSI. In addition, candidates should have received a new confirmation of appointment email with the correct room information. GARP is actively monitoring COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the Exam date approaches.
 

inetkrige

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Hi, checking if there is anyone writing exams this week in South Africa? The test centre I need to write at, is currently closed due to the protest and looting activities in Gauteng. They are not sure when they will open up again.
Have anybody heard anything from GARP regarding this? Would love to write and get it over with, but I do believe we are all quite distracted by the current situation in our country.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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UPDATE: JUL 9, 2021
IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR JULY FRM PART I CANDIDATES IN PORTUGAL

Due to safety requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam Part I in Portugal must present a COVID Certificate or negative result valid within 48 hours prior to your exam appointment date/time. The results must be obtained by an antigen test (TRAg) carried out in a pharmacy. COVID-19 self-test results will not be accepted.

Candidates who do not provide a COVID Certificate or negative result will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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UPDATE: JUL 21, 2021
JULY FRM EXAMS PART I POSTPONED IN NANJING

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions in Nanjing, China, GARP must postpone its remaining July 22-23, 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I.

All candidates registered for the July 22-23 Exam will automatically be registered for the November 2021 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 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 and the deadline to schedule is October 20, 2021.

UPDATE: JUL 21, 2021
JULY FRM EXAMS PART I POSTPONED IN ZHENGZHOU

Due to the heavy rainfall and massive flooding in Zhengzhou, China, GARP must postpone its remaining exam appointments from July 21-23, 2021 of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I in Zhengzhou.

All candidates registered for a July 21-23 Exam will automatically be registered for a November 2021 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 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 and the deadline to schedule is October 20, 2021.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
Staff member
Subscriber

UPDATE: SEP 14, 2021
NOV/DEC FRM EXAMS POSTPONED IN PERU

Due to local restrictions in Peru related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP must, unfortunately, postpone all upcoming November/December 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams to May 2022.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect their deferral. Once this is reflected on the portal, candidates must log in and schedule your exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline to schedule is April 22, 2022. If you do not schedule your appointment on or before the deadline, you will forfeit your exam fee.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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UPDATE: SEP 28, 2021
SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR NOV/DEC EXAM CANDIDATES IN SYDNEY

Due to requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking GARP Exams in November and/or December in Sydney must present proof of a COVID vaccine or negative test result valid within 48 hours prior to your exam appointment date/time.

Candidates who do not provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or negative result will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.

GARP is actively monitoring Sydney's COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the exam date approaches.
 

Turtlebox

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UPDATE: SEP 28, 2021

SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR NOV/DEC EXAM CANDIDATES IN SYDNEY

Due to requirements regarding COVID-19, all candidates taking GARP Exams in November and/or December in Sydney must present proof of a COVID vaccine or negative test result valid within 48 hours prior to your exam appointment date/time.

Candidates who do not provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or negative result will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register.

GARP is actively monitoring Sydney's COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the exam date approaches.
I have my exam scheduled for Monday December 6 at 2pm and my confirmation email states ”…required to provide a negative report of COVID-19 test which should be administered not more than 48 hours prior to the exam.”

However the government website states that covid test results typically take 24-72 hours after the test is administered so how can I be sure to get the results back before I sit for my exam?
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
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I have my exam scheduled for Monday December 6 at 2pm and my confirmation email states ”…required to provide a negative report of COVID-19 test which should be administered not more than 48 hours prior to the exam.”

However the government website states that covid test results typically take 24-72 hours after the test is administered so how can I be sure to get the results back before I sit for my exam?
@Turtlebox I recommend that you contact GARP directly to discuss the process of COVID testing before the exam. They are really the only ones that can provide you with an accurate answer regarding their policies and what is accepted.
 

Turtlebox

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@Turtlebox I recommend that you contact GARP directly to discuss the process of COVID testing before the exam. They are really the only ones that can provide you with an accurate answer regarding their policies and what is accepted.
Thank you @Nicole Seaman ; here is the response from GARP: “We encourage candidates schedule their COVID-19 testing at a facility the can guarantee the results within the mandatory time frame.”
 

Quan

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Hi Nicole @Nicole Seaman ,

I received an email about "Time Is Running Out to Schedule Your FRM Exam" two weeks ago, so that I changed my FRM Part 2 exam site to "Dublin-The Exam Centre South, Unit F, Time Place, 21 Corrig Road, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 FDP7, Ireland", but then I received "Please disregard the email you recently received with the subject line "Time Is Running Out to Schedule Your FRM Exam", at this time I cannot modify back to my exam location, so I want to confirm whether my current exam location is available.

And I want to know, will the FRM exam syllabus that has been postponed 5 times still remain the same?
 
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Nicole Seaman

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Hi Nicole @Nicole Seaman ,

I received an email about "Time Is Running Out to Schedule Your FRM Exam" two weeks ago, so that I changed my FRM Part 2 exam site to "Dublin-The Exam Centre South, Unit F, Time Place, 21 Corrig Road, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 FDP7, Ireland", but then I received "Please disregard the email you recently received with the subject line "Time Is Running Out to Schedule Your FRM Exam", at this time I cannot modify back to my exam location, so I want to confirm whether my current exam location is available.

And I want to know, will the FRM exam syllabus that has been postponed 5 times still remain the same?
Hello @Quan

We are a third-party prep provider so we are not able to answer any questions regarding the exam locations. GARP is the only one that can answer questions regarding the actual exam or the exam locations. I recommend that you contact them directly to get an accurate answer to your question. Their contact information is here: https://www.garp.org/about/contact-us.

Regarding the FRM syllabus, all exams in 2021 are being tested on the 2021 curriculum.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
Staff member
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UPDATE: OCT 28, 2021
NOVEMBER FRM EXAMS POSTPONED IN NEW ZEALAND

Due to the extended COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand, GARP must postpone all of its upcoming November 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams. All candidates will automatically be registered into the May 2022 exam window.

Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect this deferral. On December 1, 2021, candidates will be able to log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
Staff member
Subscriber

UPDATE: NOV 4, 2021
NOV FRM PART I EXAMS POSTPONED IN BEIJING

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP must postpone all upcoming November 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams Part I in Beijing to May 2022. Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect their deferral. On December 1, 2021, candidates will be able to log in and schedule their exam appointment. Please refer to the official email for further details.

UPDATE: NOV 3, 2021
NEW LOCATION FOR GUANGZHOU NOV/DEC FRM CANDIDATES

Due to COVID-19 requirements in Guangzhou, China, GARP was forced to move the locations of its upcoming November/December Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams.

FRM Part I Exam candidates should now report to:

Nineth Floor, Meeting Room
LAVANDE Hotels
No.21 Luntou Road

FRM Part II Exam candidates should now report to:

Fourth Floor, Meeting Room
LAVANDE Hotels
No.21 Luntou Road

Within the next few days, ATA will send candidates a new Confirmation of Appointment email with the new address provided above. Note: The exam date and time will remain the same. GARP strongly recommend that all candidates visit their venue a few days prior to the Exam so that they know exactly where to go. On the day of the Exam, please allow enough time in your commute for any unexpected delays.

UPDATE: NOV 3, 2021
NOV/DEC FRM EXAMS POSTPONED IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, GARP must postpone all upcoming November/December 2021 Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exams in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to May 2022. Candidates should allow some time for the exam window on their Dashboard to be updated to reflect their deferral. On December 1, 2021, candidates will be able to log in and schedule their exam appointment. As a reminder, appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline to schedule is April 22, 2022. If you do not schedule your appointment on or before the deadline, you will forfeit your exam fee.
 

Nicole Seaman

Director of FRM Operations
Staff member
Subscriber

UPDATE: NOV 4, 2021
COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR HANOI CANDIDATES

While GARP's upcoming November/December 2021 Exams scheduled in Hanoi, Vietnam will occur as planned, candidates must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to be able to sit. A negative test result will not be accepted.

Candidates will need to be compliant with the 5K standard of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and must scan the QR Code at the check-in area of the office building and test center before their Exam. Candidates who do not provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine/comply with Ministry of Health requirements will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register. GARP is actively monitoring COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the Exam date approaches.

UPDATE: NOV 4, 2021
COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR TORONTO CANDIDATES

While GARP's upcoming November/December 2021 Exams scheduled in Toronto will occur as planned, candidates must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to be able to sit. A negative test result will not be accepted.

Unvaccinated candidates must provide written proof of a medical exception from a physician or nurse that includes whether the reason is permanent or time limited. Candidates who do not provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register. GARP is actively monitoring COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the Exam date approaches.

UPDATE: NOV 4, 2021
COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR SAUDI ARABIA CANDIDATES

While GARP's upcoming November/December 2021 Exams scheduled in Saudi Arabia will occur as planned, candidates must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to be able to sit. A negative test result will not be accepted. Candidates who do not provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine will not be able to sit for the Exam and will be required to pay the exam fee when they re-register. GARP is actively monitoring COVID-19 status and will continue to provide updates to you as the Exam date approaches.
 
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