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April Introductory Exam Updates

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The SGI-USA will hold its first introductory exam of 2024 on April 13–14. This will also be the first exam on new introductory material and will be offered in English and Spanish. Here is everything you need to know to get started!

This exam is for all new members, and everyone who has not taken or passed the Introductory Exam in previous years. Guests are more than welcome to take the exam! Examinees must register at to take the exam.

Deadline to register is Sunday, April 7, 11:59 p.m. PT. Registration will not be available after this time and cannot be done on the day of the exam. 

Exams will be held at local SGI-USA centers or rental facilities. Please confirm the exact date and time with your local organization. Examinees must bring a smart device to take the exam (smartphone, tablet or laptop). No paper or hard copy exam will be available at this time.

Exam material can be found in the “Basics of Nichiren Buddhism” study guide, which can be downloaded for free at, along with a workbook of review questions. In your portal, please go to “My Exams” > “Exam Study Guides” > “Introductory Exam.”

Happy studying!

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