How to Book your CEMAP Exam

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So you’ve been revising and practising the mock exams in preparation for the real one. Now you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a qualified mortgage advisor and gain your CeMAP qualifications. But the question is, how do you book your exam? This is a common question that we receive, and it’s a good one as the exam booking process can be confusing.

In this article, we’ll go through the exact steps to book your Exam. The exam booking process in this article applies to all of the CeMAP Module exams as it’s the same process.

Step 1 – Registering with The London Institute of Banking and Finance

The first step is to Register with The London Institute of Banking & Finance

The awarding body for the CeMAP Qualification is The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF). To book an Exam, candidates will need to first register with the LIBF. The registration process is simple, and at the time of registration, you will need to choose which Module you would like to start with.

The registration page will give you the option to choose CeMAP Module 1, 2 or 3, individually or you could choose all CeMAP Modules together. The registration fee will need to be paid which includes the exam fee. Here’s a breakdown of the Registration / Exam fee:

CeMAP 1 – £215

CeMAP 2 – £215

CeMAP 3 – £215

Resit fee (for a failed test): £180

Important note: The registration fee is paid at the time of registration directly to The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Once you have registered, you’ll have 12 months to book the real exam. In order to get a full qualification as a CeMAP Mortgage Advisor you will need to take and pass all 3 exams but we would recommend paying for 1 exam at a time, with plenty of time for training, revision, and honing your skills, as there is no discount if you purchase all 3 together. This way, you will have 12 months to book and complete the first Exam if you complete it within three months, then you can register and pay for the second exam you will have an additional 12 months to book and complete the second exam. If you choose all three together, then you will have a time limit of 12 months to finish all three exams – and nobody needs that level of training pressure. If you need additional support then we also offer our comprehensive CeMAP Training Course. We’ve had thousands of students purchase our course and successfully pass the CeMAP Exams.

To Register with The London Institute of Banking and Finance, please use the following link:


When registering, please ensure that the name entered is the same as the way it is on your ID and ensure that the email address is up to date.

Step 2 – Booking the CeMAP Exam through Pearson VUE

Once you have registered with the London Institute of Banking & Finance, you will then have the option to book your CeMAP Exam directly with Pearson VUE.

  1. When you login to your LIBF account, you’ll have the option to book your CeMAP exam, and there will be a link to the Pearson VUE website.
  2. Once you click on the link, you’ll be redirected to the Pearson VUE website, from here, you’ll need to register and enter your LIBF Number.
  3. The Pearson VUE website should show a “pre-approved/booked exam” in your dashboard.
  4. You’ll just need to click on the pre-approved CeMAP exam (whichever one you’re ready to sit) and then select an exam centre (or home exam) a time and date.

Please check that all details are correct and up to date, including your email address then click Submit. Once this is done, you will then receive an email confirmation from Pearson VUE with the exam details and the location of the exam.

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Pearson VUE Registration Link:

Select “Sign in” and then “Create a web account” or you can use this link for the direct registration page:

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Important Notes:

  1. Please ensure your email address is up to date and use the same email address that was used to register with LIBF with Pearson VUE.
  2. Please Note – If you have NOT received an email confirmation within one hour or if any of the information on the email is incorrect, please call Pearson VUE as soon as possible.
  3. If you register with LIBF and set about booking the exam immediately, you may not see the pre-approved exam with Pearson VUE. If this happens then please allow a few hours and check back.

Before the Exam

It’s important to be prepared for the exam and here are a few quick tips depending on where you’re taking the exam.

Exam Centre:

  1. Ensure you arrive at the Pearson VUE exam centre at least 15 minutes before your exam starts.
  2. Take your ID documents with you – Please don’t forget your ID as the exam centre will request to see it.
  3. Follow the rules of the exam centre.
  4. Put all valuables and electronic devices in the lockers provided at the exam centre.
  5. When the exam starts please ensure that you read the instructions and complete the practice question.
  6. Read the question carefully and select the most appropriate answer.
  7. If you’re unsure about a question then you’ll have the option to “Flag” it and you can return to it later.
  8. Keep an eye on the time – Try to split the time up evenly for each unit. For example for the CeMAP 1 exam give yourself 1 hour to finish Unit 1 and 1 hour for Unit 2.
  9. If you’re unsure about the correct answer then you should select an answer just to give yourself a chance.

Important Notes for Exam Centre:

  1. Arrive 15 minutes early – It’s important to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled exam to complete the sign-in procedures. If you arrive late, then you may be refused admission, and you may need to pay a re-sit fee.
  2. No Personal Items – You will not be allowed to take any personal items into the exam room. The examination centre will have a storage area, and you will need to store all personal items in the storage area. This includes bags, books, mobile phones, laptops, watches, wallets, pagers, books and notes. If you need to take additional items into the room for a medical reason, please contact the training centre for advice.

If you do not take suitable Identification with you to the examination centre, or you are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to sit your assessment and will forfeit your fee.

Home Exam:

  1. Ensure you set up your laptop/computer in a quiet room where no one will walk in.
  2. Clear your desk and the room of any books/materials and stationary – Just have your ID to hand
  3. Open your exam confirmation email and start the process of logging in ATLEAST 15 mins before the start time – Ideally you should log in and set up 30 minutes before as you could face technical issues.
  4. The exam registration/start-up process will involve taking pictures of your room (with the webcam) so that the invigilator can see that it’s clear of any books etc and no one else is in the room.
  5. The next stage will involve confirming your ID by taking a picture of it (with the webcam).
  6. The details will be sent to an invigilator and you’ll be told to wait for the exam to start – If there are any issues then the invigilator may talk to you via the software (so keep your speakers on) or open up a chat window.
  7. Once the exam starts read the instructions, complete the practice exams and read through question carefully.
  8. If you’re unsure about anything then you’ll have the option to “Flag” it and you can return to it later.
  9. Keep an eye on the time – Try to split the time up evenly for each unit. For example for the CeMAP 1 exam give yourself 1 hour to finish Unit 1 and 1 hour for Unit 2.
  10. If you’re unsure about a question then you should select an answer just to give yourself a chance.

Important notes for the Home Exam:

  • You will be provided with an online calculator, the tax tables and a whiteboard to use within the exam. Please do not have these on your desk!
  • If the exam software does not load up then it will usually be due to an application running in the background that requires closing. The exam software will prompt you to close that particular software before it can begin (e.g. Word Document, Firewall etc).
  • Ensure that you’re looking at the screen only – try not to look around the room, don’t cover your mouth and ensure the room is relatively quiet. Please do not move away from the computer at anytime – if you do this then the exam may be cancelled immediately by the invigilator.
  • Try to setup 30 minutes before the start of the exam in case you face any technical issues.
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ID Requirements

The following applies to both the Exam Centre and Home Exam.

ID Requirements – You must produce one of the following forms of government-issued Identification:

  • Passport, Full or Provisional Driving License, Military ID, Registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa)
  • Requirements for ID – The ID document must meet the following criteria
  • The ID must be in the student’s name, the first and last name of the student’s LIBF account MUST match exactly with the first and last name of the ID presented at the exam centre.
  • The ID must be valid/current and not expired.
  • The ID must have the students signature (Except as detailed in additional allowances below)
  • The ID must bear a recent recognisable photograph of the student.
  • The ID must be original and not a copy or a digital ID
  • Additional Allowances
  • Expired ID is not acceptable unless it is accompanied by valid renewal papers.
  • EU candidates taking their Exam within the EU may also provide a valid, unexpired EU card as their primary ID.


The results for CeMAP exam qualifications are usually available on the Pearson VUE website (your account) within 5 – 10 minutes. Sometimes it may take a little longer so please don’t panic if you can’t see them straight away.

Breakdown of the CeMAP Exams

CeMAP 1 – 100 multiple-choice questions

• Unit 1 – 50 Questions
• Unit 2 – 50 Questions

CeMAP 2 – 100 multiple-choice questions

• Unit 3 – 25 questions
• Unit 4 – 25 questions
• Unit 5 – 25 questions
• Unit 6 – 25 question

CEMAP 3 – 60 multiple-choice questions

• Unit 7 – 60 questions – Based on 6 case studies.

Good Luck

That’s it! The CeMAP exam booking process isn’t difficult, but it can be confusing. The details above will help you with booking the exam for your CeMAP qualifications, but it’s important to be fully prepared too. As each Exam costs £215, you must have the resources needed to pass successfully. uAcademy provides a wide range of Courses, including a Full CEMAP Course that will prepare you for your exam or if you prefer, we also have practice Mock Exams that are very similar to the real Exam. The CeMAP Mock Exams can be purchased separately at a very affordable rate.

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