FASEA Confirms 2021 Adviser Exam Schedule


FASEA has announced that it will run six adviser exam sittings in 2021.

The authority says that face-to-face sittings will be offered at metropolitan and regional locations throughout Australia and will be run over multiple days, up to twice a day. The dates are:

  • 8 January to 2 February 2021
  • 25 March to 30 March 2021
  • 20 May to 25 May 2021
  • 15 July to 20 July 2021
  • 9 September to 14 September 2021
  • 4 November to 9 November 2021.

Click here to see the schedule.

Alternatively, advisers can elect to sit the exam remotely at their preferred time during the exam sitting window.

Stephen Glenfield…a strong performance by most advisers sitting the exam…

FASEA CEO Stephen Glenfield says in a media release that the organisation has seen a strong performance by most advisers sitting the exam, with 86 percent of candidates on average passing each exam on the first sitting.

“So nearly nine out of 10 of the existing advisers who have sat the exam have prepared well and demonstrated they have the skill to apply their knowledge of advice construction, ethics and legal requirements to the practical scenarios tested in the exam,” Glenfield says.

The 2021 exam schedule, together with the three remaining exams scheduled for 2020 in August, October and November, provide advisers, who have yet to pass the exam, the choice of a broad range of sitting dates, he adds.

FASEA has to date offered more than 340 exam sessions and in response to Covid-19 restrictions introduced remote sitting options from April 2020.


  1. Sitting in a room full of people to do this is very “daunting” to many of us A bit like returning to those good old school days and trying to concentrate will some self absorbed educator strolled the aisles looking for anyone remotely looking like they were cheating
    In a room on your own less pressure that’s the way I want to do it hope?? I guess it will depend on whether commissions remain after 2020 ?????
    Anyone else think the same ?

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