AAFCS Exam Information and Registration Details

Professional Assessments - Exam Information 

AAFCS offers five professional-level assessments:

  1. Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Composite Examination
  2. Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science (HNFS) Concentration Examination
  3. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Concentration Examination
  4. Personal and Family Finance Educator (PFFE) Examination
  5. Nutrition and Wellness Educator (NWE) Examination

How should I study and prepare for one of the computer-based professional-level assessments?

Please click on the exam name below to access the Candidate Information Bulletin and Study Guide which provides general information and assist in preparation for the following exams:

How can I register to take one of the professional-level assessments?

  • To be eligible to take a national AAFCS examination the candidate must have graduated from an accredited educational institution with a baccalaureate degree, or plan to graduate within the year. 
  • Testing occurs in odd months of the year at proctored computer testing centers nationwide except in instances when special arrangements have been made to offer onsite testing during conferences sponsored by AAFCS or other professional organizations. 
  • The regular registration fee for computer-based testing is $165 per test administration. The late registration fee is $200. The emergency registration fee is $240. Candidates who do not achieve the minimum cut score qualifying for certification may retake the exam at least one month later by again registering and paying the registration testing fee.