Impressions (IM) Exam

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The IM Exam

Ready to take DANB’s IM exam? You can apply online right now!

DANB’s IM exam is a component exam of DANB's CRFDA certification program. There are no eligibility requirements for taking the IM exam, so you can apply at any time.

We’re here for you.

DANB is extending all testing windows from 60 days to 150 days. We made this change to give you more time to schedule and take your exam. We encourage you to apply online for faster processing. Pearson VUE has begun to reopen testing centers starting on May 1, 2020, where conditions allow, with additional health and safety measures being implemented. For more details, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

Additional Information

The price for the IM exam is $125. DANB’s CRFDA Application Packet can be used to apply for the IM exam if you would like to submit your application via mail or fax.

CRFDA Application Packet (PDF)

DANB IM Exam Study Materials

DANB’s IM Exam Outline lists the topics covered on DANB’s IM exam. You can use the outline to help create your study plan.

IM Exam Outline

DALE Foundation Review Courses

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers a practice test to help prepare for the DANB IM exam.

EFDA Practice Test


Testing at Pearson VUE

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Pearson VUE testing centers are operating with reduced capacity and social distancing requirements. For more information, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

"How Can I Prepare?"

Taking an exam can be stressful, so we provide as many tools as possible to help you be ready for the big day. To learn more, visit our Prepare for DANB Exams page.

Exam Preparation