2021 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

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Similar to CFA exams, GARP has announced that FRM exams will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) from 2021.

Whether you are new to FRM exams, or a seasoned Part 2 candidate, here’s a handy summary of all the key FRM exam dates you need to know.

And a nice frequently asked questions (FAQ) section too, to answer any FRM registration questions you may have.

Let’s dive in 🙂


What are the recent changes to FRM exam dates?

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Given all the recent FRM exam schedule changes, FRM exams are now held 3x a year for Part 1 candidates, and twice a year for Part 2 candidates.

Here’s a reminder of the next few upcoming exam cycles (all computer-based):

  • Nov 2021 (Part 1 only): the usual Part 1 exam cycle that was retained from the previous schedule.
  • Dec 2021 (Part 2 only): the usual Part 2 exam cycle that was retained from the previous schedule.
  • May 2022 (Part 1 and 2): dates and registration details are yet to be announced.

FRM exam dates: A handy summary table

2021 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know 1

Short on time? Here are the latest FRM exam dates and registration deadlines:

Key DeadlinesNov 2021 FRM Exams
(Part 1 only)
Dec 2021 FRM Exams
(Part 2 only)
Registration opens1 May 20211 May 2021
Scheduling opens15 May 202115 May 2021
Early registration ends31 Jul 202131 Jul 2021
Special (RAD)* or (ADA) ** requests due31 Aug 202131 Aug 2021
Registration closes: Last day to defer to next exam30 Sep 202130 Sep 2021
Last day to schedule/reschedule exam, or select/change exam sites20 Oct 202120 Oct 2021
FRM exam windowsPart 1: 13-26 Nov 2021Part 2: 4-10 De 2021

* Request for alternative exam date for religious reasons only (RAD)
** Accommodations for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Frequently asked questions

FRM exam dates and registration FAQ

How do I schedule or reschedule my FRM exam?

For CBT exams, you need to log into your GARP account, and click the Exam Setup button under “My Programs” to (re)schedule. You can schedule your exams after registration fees are paid, and can only reschedule your CBT appointment once.

The last day to change your exam test center is 20th October for Nov21 and Dec21’s exams.

How do I change my FRM exam test center?

To do this, you need to log into your GARP account, and click the Exam Setup button under “My Programs” to choose your test center.

This process is the same regardless whether you’re a CBT or paper-based FRM candidate.

The last day to change your exam test center is 20th October for Nov21 and Dec21’s exams.

How do I defer my FRM exam?

Log into your GARP account, click the Exam Setup button under “My Programs” to defer your exam to the next available exam window.

Note that Part 1 candidates can only defer once to the next 2 available exam windows, whilst Part 2 candidates can only defer once to the next available exam window.

Once registration fee is paid, you can only defer your exam once for a fee of US$200. Subsequent deferrals will not be considered.

The last day to defer your FRM exam is 30th September for Nov21 and Dec21’s exams.

When is the deadline to pay for FRM exams?

Your registration fee payment must be received by GARP latest by midnight (EST) on the closing date of each registration period.

This means 30th September for Nov21 and Dec21 exams.

How can I get a refund?

Candidates have 48 hours after their exam registration to submit a refund request. All refund requests must be received via email to memberservices@garp.com.

Other than that, GARP does not provide refunds for either the exam enrollment or exam registration fee under typical circumstances.

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I hope the summary table on FRM exam dates is helpful! If you’ve got more questions, leave a comment below and we will answer 🙂

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29 thoughts on “2021 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know”

  1. Hi,
    I had attempted and passed FRM part 1 exam back in jul ‘21. I want to give the part 2 exam in may ‘22 but i noticed that my FRM membership has a validity of only one year and will expire in march ‘22.
    So would i have to repay the membership/registration fee again?

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  2. Hi, how can i know the test center location near my country before I register? I know there is not one in Chile, but there is one in Peru by GARP page, but in the page of the provider there is no info about where it is or even if there is one in Peru

    Thanks

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    • You’re right – Peru does seem unavailable with PSI at the moment. This may be Covid-related since Peru was one of the postponed locations in the past. I’d check with GARP (memberservices@garp.com).

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  3. Hi i have given my FRM part 1 exam this month on 10th want to know when i can register for part 2 for next year ????

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  4. I appeared for the FRM Part I exam in May’17 and passed in July’17. I am now planning to take my Part 2 exam in Dec’21, for which I am assuming the result won’t be available before Feb’22.

    Thus, if I pass it will cross Dec 31st of the fourth year of passing the FRM part 1 exam.

    Request advice whether it will be valid or will I not be eligible for FRM certification even I pass the Part 2 exam scheduled in Dec’21.

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    • Hey Rathin,

      I have similar question and have been searched the answer for a while. I am wondering if you have any update for this questions.

      Many Thanks
      Marvin

      Reply
  5. Hi, will FRM part 1 July attempt get postpone to a future date? I’m residing in India. I saw may attempt got postponed, any updates on July attempt?

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  6. Hi,
    So are the exam locations in the United Stated out for the November/December FRM part 1 and part2 yet? I can’t find any locations available around Los Angeles through the system but was able to see exam locations that are in states other than California. I’m so worried that I can’t find a location to take the exam and the institution is not replying my messages and emails.

    Reply
    • It’s likely because of Covid. According to Pearson Vue:

      Why can’t I find appointment availability?

      We are opening testing availability up as quickly as possible in a manner that’s safe for our candidates and employees…Appointment availability continues to change due to COVID-19, so be sure to check back regularly to see if and when new time slots become available.

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  7. Hello.
    Would anyone know the dates for the FRM Part 1 exam within the 8-21 May window? My computer based exam was scheduled for today however the link never worked and the test center staff confirmed that my exam will be rescheduled. I have forgotten the possible dates and it is stressful not knowing when the exam could possibly be. Wouldn’t want it to spring up on me.

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  8. Hii i want to defer my part 1 exam now can i do this now please guide as the scenario is getting worst will there be any alternative ?

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    • Hi Aman, unfortunately GARP isn’t clear about this upfront.

      If a candidate has COVID-19, it is best to first email them at memberservices@garp.com, with proof of that. And follow up right away with a phone call since it’s so close to the exam now. My guess would be that it is assessed individually on a case-by-case basis.

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  9. After the completion of part 2 exam and successfully surpass the threshold of the exam, when are we gonna get our certificate?

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    • Hi Fergy, once you passed FRM Part 2, you still need to meet the 2 years of relevant full time work experience requirements.

      Assuming you meet the work experience requirement and submitted that to GARP, you should receive your FRM certificate within 1 month from the date of approval of your work experience.

      Hope this helps!

      Reply

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