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Thank you for your interest in the FDP Charter Program. 

Important Program Update: With a near revolution in AI and machine learning and their implications for the financial industry, it is the right time be taking a full inventory of our curriculum readings and learning objectives, as the relevancy of our curriculum must never be compromised.

After the April 2024 exam session closes, the administration of exams will pause while this review is taking place. The FDP Institute, its website, and educational activities such as webinars, will continue to be available. Learn more here.

The FDP exam addresses a growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world. Today's industry professional will benefit from understanding the application of big data, data mining, and machine learning in investment decisions.

Earning the FDP Charter consists of the successful completion of one exam and an online class coding requirement. Doing so, would be an essential step in your continued education and help you gain a competitive edge in the data-driven finance industry.

Let us guide you through the next steps with these key resources:

Once you have decided to pursue the FDP Charter, register for the exam, and gain access to the official Curriculum Materials, Practice Questions and Sample Exam.

What to Expect: The FDP Exam Format

All exam questions directly address the nine (9) curriculum topics 

- Each topic has required readings. 
- Each required reading has keywords & learning objectives 

A Candidate who is able to meet all learning objectives in the Study Guide should be well prepared for the exam. The questions on the exam will pertain to the keywords and learning objectives.

Candidates should anticipate approximately 200+ hours of study in preparation for the FDP exam.  For additional resources in preparing for the FDP exam, you may wish to consider the services of a prep provider.

We look forward to assisting you on your FDP journey. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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