Update from FASEA on the Financial Adviser Exam


Since June 2019, the exam has been offered 10 times in person and online with 11241 candidates (89%) successful to date. The exam will be offered a further 5 times in 2021 with 1900 candidates already registered for March.

Registering for March will enable candidates the opportunity to sit the exam a further 2 times if necessary to pass the exam before the end of the transition period on 31/12/2021.  FASEA encourages advisers to register here.

Bookings for the March exam are open and will close on 5 March 2021.

FASEA March Exam Options (sitting 11)

Advisers may take the Exam at a set location between 25-30 March.  Advisers may choose from 16 metropolitan and regional centres across Australia. In addition to metropolitan locations, regional centres: for the March sitting are Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Gosford, Coffs Harbour, Geelong, Bendigo and Geraldton.

FASEA May Exam (Sitting 12)

The May exam is also open for booking. It will be held in 16 centres across Australia between 20 and 25 May.  In addition to metropolitan locations, regional centres for the May sitting are Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Hobart, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Wollongong, Bathurst/Orange, Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, and Bunbury.

Registrations for the May will close on 30 April 2021.  Over 190 advisers have already registered for the May exam.

Take the Exam online

FASEA’s online remote proctoring Exam solution is available for all candidates across all sittings in 2021.

For information on registering and sitting the exam via the remote proctoring solution, please download the Remote Proctoring Step-by-Step Guide, available on the candidate registration site, here.

Advisers who have booked to sit the Exam remotely, are encouraged to ensue all technical checks and preparation are undertaken well ahead of the sitting time to ensure technical issues are minimised.

January Exam Results (sitting 10)

In January 2021, 1076 advisers sat the Exam via 14 centres and 95 sessions.

Advisers who sat the January Exam can expect to receive results mid-March after comprehensive marking and analysis takes place.

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