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CII AF5 Exam: Financial Planning Process

The CII’s AF5 exam is the final exam in the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. Candidates are sent a ‘fact-find’ two weeks prior to their exam date. The candidate is then examined, during the 3-hour exam, using 8 compulsory questions on key aspects of the financial planning process, which are based on the ‘fact-find’. The nominal pass mark is 55%.

The exam syllabus covers the relationship and responsibilities between adviser and client and the need for a planning brief; remuneration strategies; evaluation of client’s objectives; understanding of assumptions; understanding of a client’s financial status; understanding risk; options available to the client with relevant evidence; how to form a suitable financial plan; ability to explain technical terms, product features and consequences of actions; importance of documenting changes; understanding client reviews.

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3 – As part of our analysis package, we offer an Email Support Day in the lead-up to the exam. *NEW* Within 48 hours after the support day has concluded, our analysis customers will be provided with a Q&A document that shares the answers to all the useful questions posed by their peers on Email Support Day. More info…

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Past Analyses from earlier exam sittings

Full detailed analysis of the fact-finds issued by the CII for earlier exams plus types of questions and examiner’s comments, exam technique, past paper analysis, generic areas, potential immediate and longer-term objectives, likely questions based on assumed objectives.

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Analysis for the September 2022 exam

Full detailed analysis of the fact-find for the forthcoming exam. Includes: client’s objectives, questions our experts think could be asked in the exam and model answers; generic questions and answers; self-test questions; past paper analysis; exam technique; and email support day (with Q&A document of useful questions posed on the day).

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Revision Notes

Focus on the essential fact-find and recommendation processes for AF5 so that you can be sure of what is needed, and when – includes self-test questions.

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