Do you have a complete list of modules and what formats they're available in?
Yes,  we do! Note that all formats count towards the RPLU designation and certificates.

Click here for a list of modules and their available formats
Click here for more information on purchasing
Click here for digital download-specific FAQs

How often are modules updated?

The most recent round of updates were completed in 2017. This includes modules and their corresponding exams. Click here for a list of all current edition dates. We always recommend having the most current edition so that you're best prepared for the exam.

How much do modules cost?

Pricing depends on which format you choose. Click here for detailed pricing information.

Do I have to be a PLUS member to pursue the RPLU designation?
No, the RPLU designation is open to everyone whether they are a PLUS member or not. However, both modules and exams pricing is based on member status. On average, PLUS members save $50 to $100 on each purchase. Click here for more information on joining PLUS.

Are there any prerequisites for the RPLU designation?
No, there are no prerequisites for the designation and you are not required to study modules in any particular order. However, if you are newer to the industry, we strongly recommend starting with the Core modules, then moving on to the Elective modules.

Do I have to complete the designation in a certain amount of time?
No, there is no time limit on completing the designation so you can feel free to go at your own pace. On average, you can expect to spend 10 to 12 hours studying per module. To ensure you have the most current content, we strongly recommend that you order a module(s) when you're able to commit to studying and taking the corresponding exam.

I have other professional designations. Are there any waivers available for PLUS modules?

Yes, certain Core modules can be waived based on other designations and educational background. Click here to view available waivers.

To receive a waiver, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Select the appropriate RPLU Waiver and submit with payment. Waivers are available for purchase online here (click to Page 2) or by downloading and completing the PLUS Designation Waiver Application here.
  2. Upload the required documentation, transcripts, or certificates under the Document Uploads section of the Member Dashboard

Each waiver application is $75. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval of the waiver application.

How do I take an exam?

PLUS is working on an exciting new online testing option. Until this change takes effect, there will be a blackout period for in-person exams through March 1, 2022. As a test-taker, here are your options (effective immediately):

  • If you’re looking to start Modules 1 – 11, 15, 17, or 23
    You can purchase the online eLearning format here, which includes both the module content you study and the exam questions. Note: This exam is not eligible for Continuing Education credit. It does, however, count towards any of PLUS’s Designations and Certificates.

  • If you’re looking to start any other modules
    You can purchase the digital download here or hardcopy format here, and purchase the corresponding online exam here. Note: These are 2 separate purchases – one for the module (content that you study) and one for the exam (available in an online format). These online exams are not eligible for Continuing Education credit. They do, however, count towards any of PLUS’s Designations and Certificates.

  • If you’ve already purchased a digital download or hardcopy module and need to take the exam
    You can purchase the corresponding online exam here. If the exam is not available for purchase, please contact our Designation Manager, Stephanie Johnson, for options.

  • If you need Continuing Education
    We ask for your patience until March 1st. By then, we should have the new system implemented to allow for online exams that are eligible for Continuing Education.


I've completed all the requirements for the RPLU/RPLU+ designation. Now what?
Once you've completed all the requirements for the designation, be sure to complete the RPLU Agreement Form or the RPLU+Agreement Form and send it to Stephanie Johnson. She'll then be in touch with final steps and paperwork to finalize your designation.

Have more questions about RPLU exams?
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for answers on our Exam FAQ page.