The Common Final Examination (CFE) is a three-day examination requiring candidates to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the CPA Competency Map. The CFE overall exam blueprint provides you with information on the testing objectives and what to expect for each of the three (3) days of the CFE, as well as the study materials you can use while completing them. The Competency Referenced Evaluation Methodology presentation is a copy of the Board of Examiners presentation on the CFE. It highlights the important examination design elements and describes the assessment model, particularly the differences in the testing objectives for each of the three days of the examination. Candidates and those preparing candidates to write the CFE are encouraged to review its contents. You will be required to: participate in a three-day examination demonstrate the depth and breadth of your abilities according to the CPA Competency Map draw on learning from your Capstone 1 case to complete the examination CFE Calendar 2018: Examination dates: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018 Results release date: Friday, November 30, 2018 2019: Examination dates: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019 2020: Spring examination dates: Wednesday, May 27 to Friday, May 29 Fall examination dates: Wednesday, September 9 to Friday, September 11 Examples of CFE cases Day 1: Day 1 of the CFE relates to the CPA Professional Education Program's Capstone 1 large business case. case mapping sample solution Day 2: four roles case: assurance role — marking guide finance role — marking guide performance management role — marking guide tax role — marking guide Day 3: Sunkick Coffee Corp.