We’re asked often if there’s a deadline for taking an exam after attending the qualifying class. There is no set time frame during which you must take the exam after attending the class.
However, we recommend taking the exam as soon as you feel comfortable because exams do retire periodically. If you haven’t taken the exam tied to your course before it retires, then your path to certification could become more complicated.
We announce exam retirements in advance via this blog, so subscribing to the RSS feed is a good way to stay informed.