All candidates must achieve the minimum standard for each component of the exam, including the Emotional Intelligence assessment.

If you achieve the minimum standard for the Emotional Intelligence assessment but fail to achieve the minimum standard for one or more components of the cognitive testing (literacy, numeracy, abstract reasoning or the online writing assessment) you are eligible for a second attempt. Candidates are only required to re-sit the exam components they have failed. All other components that have met the AFP minimum standard remain valid. 

Re-sit fees
Number of components Fee (GST incl.)
One (1) component AFP sponsored
Two (2) components $114
Three (3) components $148
Four (4) components $182
Online remote proctoring fee for re-sit candidates (where applicable) $77

To book a re-sit, candidates will need to log into the registration system and follow the instructions for booking a re-sit, via the ‘re-sit failed sections’ link at the bottom of the page.

The candidate registration system will automatically display dates that are available for you to book. Re-sit exams are run concurrently with the full sit exams and available at all venues.  If your preferred location is not available, or has reached capacity, please check availability at other venues. 

Candidates have 12 months to complete a re-sit. If it is not completed in this timeframe, applications may be cancelled and candidates will be required to re-apply and sit the full test again.

Candidates who do not pass all failed exam components on their second attempt will need to wait 12 months from their re-sit date before re-applying with AFP.  Upon re-application, candidates must sit all components of the exam again.