Fresh Advance for Buddhist Study

December Introductory Exam


On Dec. 15–16, SGI-USA members and guests who have not yet taken or passed the Introductory Exam can be part of history. For the first time, the exam will take place online.

Members and guests can register through the SGI-USA member portal site at, click on “My Exams,” then “Register.”

All exam questions are from An Introduction to Buddhism, which members receive upon joining the SGI-USA. The booklet can also be purchased at SGI-USA bookstores for $2 or downloaded for free at by clicking on “Member Resources,” then “Exam Study Guides.”

This online exam will be offered in English only. Examinees must bring a smart phone, tablet or laptop to take the exam at a designated SGI-USA location.

Next year, the online Introductory Exam will be offered on March 31, June 30, Sept. 29 and Dec. 15.

Buddhist study has never been so exciting! WT