Step 1 – Registration
To access CMFAS Academy’s content, you need to sign up for a free account. Our free content includes bite-sized explainer videos. You can log in directly using your Facebook or Google account, or create an account using your e-mail address.
Step 2 – Subscribe to a learning package!
Head over to the Subscribe section and pick a suitable package for each exam you need to pass.
We have four packages to suit different needs, namely Basic, Success, Elite, and Biz.
The Basic package gives you access to all the practice questions for the specific exam. You can do them unlimited times during the subscription period, and they come with answers. Most come with a reference back to the official study guide as the explanation.
Practice questions help you discover weak pockets of understanding so you can cover the learning gaps.
On top of what the Basic package offers, the success package gives you access to E-Learning tutorials. Learners can go through the tutorials at their own pace. The success package also offers the Pass Guarantee.
What does Pass Guarantee mean? If you fail the exam for the first time, we will reimburse your re-test fee in full. If you miraculously fail again, which happens to only 1 out of 100 candidates, we will refund you your money!
Next, we have the Elite package. The Elite package gives you access to an additional product, called “Mathathon”. Mathathon generates infinite unique practice questions for Math-related topics to provide you with ample math practices.
Mathathon is a patent-pending cutting-edge innovation and is only available for exams that contain Math topics. The elite package is the most popular package and is of the most value.
Lastly, we have the Biz package. The Biz package offers everything plus an online coach. You can consult the coach regarding the exam, such as seeking clarification or a walk-through of a calculation.
You can subscribe to multiple packages at the same time to enjoy a discount.
Apart from the 1-month access for the basic package, all other packages give you access for two months. The 2-month period is for each package and is activated only upon the date of first use.
For example, if you have subscribed for two packages for M5 and M9, you can start preparing for M5, and the subscription for M9 would not begin until you begin accessing content for M9.
Step 3 - Start Learning!
First, go through the E-Learning tutorials at your own pace. Then, do the practice questions that are grouped by chapters to test your understanding. If you notice weak spots, refer to the study guide provided by IBF/SCI for a detailed explanation. We recommend using the PDF format of the study guide because you can press the Control plus F key to use the “Search” function.
If there are practice question sets marked as “Premium,” do them only when you are ready to take the exam. Time yourself and use the “Exam Mode” so you do not get marked instantly as in the “Learning Mode”.
If your package is Success and above, you are eligible for Pass Guarantee. There are three conditions for Pass Guarantee. You must use the E-Learning, clear 90% of the practice questions for that exam, and be punctual for the exam, taken while your package is still valid.
To clear a question means you have answered it correctly at least once. For example, if there are 500 practice questions for your package, there must not be more than 50 questions that you had never answered correctly before.
Step 4 – Exam Day
If the exam requires you to bring a calculator, make sure yours is in working condition and it is the allowed type and model. Plan to arrive early for the exam because the exam centre will deny entry to latecomers! The pass guarantee eligibility will be void if you are late for the exam.
After you pass your exam, do drop us a thank-you note! We’ll greatly appreciate it!
In the unlikely event that you fail the exam, please e-mail us the result slip. Schedule your re-test, then send us a copy of the receipt. We will reimburse your re-test fee by doing a partial refund of your payment.
In the very unlikely event that you fail a second time, we will refund you the balance. We don’t deserve to earn a single cent for the package you signed up for.
For example, Adam subscribed to the Elite package at $350. He has used the E-Learning, cleared at least 90% of the practice questions, and turned up punctually for the exam. However, he failed the exam and the re-test fee was $150.
Adam received a partial refund of $150 as a reimbursement for the re-test fee.
Somehow, Adam failed again for the re-test. Such an occasion is very rare. Adam will receive a refund of $200, because he had paid $350, minus $150 that was already refunded.
Pitfalls to avoid
We strongly discourage candidates from starting on more than one exam package simultaneously. Instead of overloading your brain, focus on one exam and pass it before moving on to the next.
Do not try to memorize the question or answers to practice questions. You should learn and understand the topic.
Lastly, do not use un-dated materials downloaded from the Internet. Exams update regularly, so you must use the most current materials.