Prepare for the FRM® Exam Part I

Studying for Part I is Crucial, and It Takes a Substantial Effort.

There are no shortcuts. The one thing standing between you and success on the FRM Exam Part I is hard work. GARP recommends you aim to spend at least 275 hours preparing for Part I. Schweser’s Prepare, Practice, Perform® methodology gives you the structure you need to get the most of the time you spend preparing.

Previous Knowledge

Anyone can register to take the exam. FRM certification is awarded after a candidate has passed two rigorous multiple-choice exams (FRM Exam Part I and Part II) and demonstrated two years of relevant work experience. Candidates must take the FRM Exam Part I before taking Part II. Certified FRMs are strongly encouraged to earn 40 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every two years to maintain the latest best practices in risk management.

Part I Curriculum

  • Foundations of Risk Management Concepts - 20%
  • Quantitative Analysis - 20%
  • Financial Markets and Products - 30%
  • Valuation and Risk Models - 30%

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FRM Part I Exam Details

2023 Registration and FRM® Exam Dates

Select Your FRM Exam Level (Part I):

May 2023 Exam:
  • May 6–19, 2023 
August 2023 Exam:
  • August 5, 2023
November 2023 Exam:
  • November 4–17, 2023

Key Registration Dates:

May 2023 Exam:
  • Registration Opens: 12/01/2022
  • Early Registration Deadline: 01/31/2023
  • Registration Closes: 03/31/2023
August 2023 Exam (morning session):
  • Registration Opens: 03/01/2023
  • Early Registration Deadline: 04/30/2023
  • Registration Closes: 06/30/2023

November 2023 Exam:
  • Registration Opens: 05/01/2023
  • Early Registration Deadline: 07/31/2023
  • Registration Closes: 09/30/2023


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2023 FRM® Exam Format

The FRM Exam Part I is a computer-based, multiple-choice exam. FRM Part 1 contains 100 multiple-choice questions. The exam is offered solely in English—specifically American English—and is typically administered two times per year, in May and November, at more than 100 exam sites around the world. Candidates should know the exam must be completed in four hours or less. This exam is administered via computer-based testing (CBT).

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2023 FRM® Exam Body of Knowledge

Part I

The FRM Exam Part I focuses on the tools used to assess financial risk: 
  • Foundations of risk management concepts
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Financial markets and products
  • Valuation and risk models
Per the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP®), candidates should understand that the level of mathematical difficulty of the FRM exam is similar to that found in advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate-level finance courses at most universities. Additionally, while the exam is designed to be conceptual, candidates will still be required to know important formulas and calculations, as well as how to apply them correctly. Please note that formula sheets are not provided with the exam. 

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FRM® Exam Fees

The FRM Exam requires all new exam candidates to pay an enrollment fee of $US400, which is payable when a candidate initially registers for the FRM Exam Part I. Returning exam candidates are not required to pay the enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is not charged again unless the candidate has not passed the FRM Exam Part II within four years after passing the FRM Exam Part I.

Registration fees vary throughout 2023:

FRM Part I - New Candidates

May 2023 Exam:
  • Early: $US950
  • Standard: $US1150
August 2023 Exam:
  • Early: $US600
  • Standard: N/A
November 2023 Exam:
  • Early: $US1,000
  • Standard: $US1,200


    FRM Part I - Returning Candidates

    MAY 2023 EXAM:
    • Early: $US550
    • Standard: $US750
    AUGUST 2023 EXAM:
    • Early: $US600
    • Standard: N/A
    • Early: $US600
    • Standard: $US800

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      Requirements to Earn the FRM®

      1. Register for the FRM Part I Exam
      2. Pass the FRM Part I Exam
      3. Register for the FRM Part II Exam
      4. Pass the FRM Part II Exam
      5. Demonstrate two years of relevant work experience

      Please note that if a candidate elects to take Part II on the same day as Part I, their Part II Exam will not be marked by GARP unless they first pass Part I.

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