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Non-duplicate names that have passed a sufficient number of exams are included in the percentile ranking system.
The percentile ranking system attempts to measures the speed and difficulty of an individual's exam progress.
There are four categories for exam speed
1) DAT Designation - completing at least 6 exams of the CT exams (CT1 to CT9) and receiving the DAT designation
2) CFI Designation - completing the following 7 exams (CT1, CT2, CT4, CT7, CT8, CT9, CA1) and receiving the CFI designation
3) AIA Designation - completing at least 7 exams from the CT and CA exams and receiving the AIA designation
4) FIA Designation - completing at least 11 exams from the CT, CA, ST, SA exams (excluding UK practice modules) and receiving the FIA designation
Each individual that completes a category is assigned a percentile based on their completion time
relative to all others in the same category. The higher the percentile, the faster the completion time.
The same four categories exists for exam difficulty
Percentiles for exam difficulty are based on the difficulty index, calculated as follows:
Difficulty Index = (sum of candidates exam pass rates) - (sum of corresponding historical average exam pass rates)
The difficulty index is an equal weighted index. All exams receive the same weight. The exams included in each difficulty category are those as described in the speed categories outlined above.
The smaller the index, the more difficult the exam path.