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Certification Exams (資格試験 Shikaku Shikan) are a feature in Fire Emblem: Three Houses as the game's main method of Class Change.

Overview[edit | edit source]

As Byleth provides Tutoring for their students and take them into combat, they gain proficiency in eleven different stats. By reaching a certain proficiency with these stats and reach certain levels, they can take a Certification Exam, allowing them to Class Change into a higher tier class or unlock additional classes.

There are five types of exams without DLC and six with, each requiring a different seal and level requirement to take it:

In addition, in order for a character to take the exam, they must achieve a certain passing percentage based on the desired weapons/unit type of the class and the ideal Rank for each requirement. Characters do not need to have the exact required rank, but the likeliness of passing the exam increases the higher the desired ranks are. A character must have at least a 30 percent pass rate to take the exam and may pass it even with a percentage as low as that.

Characters are allowed to take one exam per week, regardless if they pass or fail. Characters may retake a failed exam on another week, but failure expends a seal. Once a character has passed an exam, they are given free access to that class and may switch into the class from the Inventory menu during the preparation phase of a battle, or at the beginning of each week.

List of Certification Exams[edit | edit source]

Beginner Classes[edit | edit source]

Class Exam Tests Notes
FE16 Myrmidon Icon.gif Myrmidon FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank D or higher -
FE16 Soldier Icon.gif Soldier FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank D or higher -
FE16 Fighter Icon.gif Fighter FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank D or higher
FE16 bow icon.png Bow rank D or higher
FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank D or higher
The exam will only test for one of these skills
FE16 Monk Icon.gif Monk FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank D or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank D or higher
The exam will only test for one of these skills

Intermediate Classes[edit | edit source]

Class Exam Tests Notes
FE16 Lord Edelgard Icon.gifFE16 Lord Dimitri Icon.gifFE16 Lord Claude Icon.gif Lord FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank D+ or higher
FE16 authority icon.png Authority rank C or higher
Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude only
FE16 Mercenary Icon.gif Mercenary FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank C or higher -
FE16 Thief Icon.gif Thief FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank C or higher -
FE16 Cavalier Icon.gif Cavalier FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank D or higher
-
FE16 Pegasus Knight Icon.gif Pegasus Knight FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 flying icon.png Flying rank D or higher
Female only
FE16 Brigand Icon.gif Brigand FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank C or higher -
FE16 Armored Knight Icon.gif Armored Knight FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank C or higher
FE16 heavy armor icon.png Heavy Armor rank D or higher
-
FE16 Archer Icon.gif Archer FE16 bow icon.png Bow rank C or higher -
FE16 Brawler Icon.gif Brawler FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank C or higher Male only
FE16 Mage Icon.gif Mage FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank C or higher -
FE16 Dark Mage Icon.gif Dark Mage FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank C or higher Requires usage of a Dark Seal
Male only
FE16 Priest Icon.gif Priest FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank C or higher -

Advanced Classes[edit | edit source]

Class Exam Tests Notes
FE16 Hero Icon.gif Hero FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank B or higher
FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank C or higher
Male only
FE16 Swordmaster Icon.gif Swordmaster FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank A or higher -
FE16 Assassin Icon.gif Assassin FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank B or higher
FE16 bow icon.png Bow rank C or higher
-
FE16 Paladin Icon.gif Paladin FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank B or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank B or higher
-
FE16 Warrior Icon.gif Warrior FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank A or higher -
FE16 Fortress Knight Icon.gif Fortress Knight FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank B or higher
FE16 heavy armor icon.png Heavy Armor rank B or higher
-
FE16 Wyvern Rider Icon.gif Wyvern Rider FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank B or higher
FE16 flying icon.png Flying rank C or higher
-
FE16 Sniper Icon.gif Sniper FE16 bow icon.png Bow rank A or higher -
FE16 Grappler Icon.gif Grappler FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank A or higher Male only
FE16 Warlock Icon.gif Warlock FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank A or higher -
FE16 Dark Bishop Icon.gif Dark Bishop FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank A or higher Requires usage of a Dark Seal
Requires qualification of the Dark Mage class
Male only
FE16 Bishop Icon.gif Bishop FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank A or higher -

Special Classes[edit | edit source]

Class Exam Tests Notes
FE16 Trickster Icon.gif Trickster FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank B or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank B or higher
Requires qualification of the Thief class
FE16 War Monk Icon.gif War Monk FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank B+ or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank C+ or higher
Male only
FE16 War Cleric Icon.gif War Cleric FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank B+ or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank C+ or higher
Female only
FE16 Dark Flier Icon.gif Dark Flier FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank B+ or higher
FE16 flying icon.png Flying rank C or higher
Female only
FE16 Valkyrie Icon.gif Valkyrie FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank B or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank B or higher
Female only

Master Classes[edit | edit source]

Class Exam Tests Notes
FE16 Falcon Knight Icon.gif Falcon Knight FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank C or higher
FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank A or higher
FE16 flying icon.png Flying rank B+ or higher
Female only
FE16 Wyvern Lord Icon.gif Wyvern Lord FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank A or higher
FE16 flying icon.png Flying rank A or higher
-
FE16 Mortal Savant Icon.gif Mortal Savant FE16 sword icon.png Sword rank A or higher
FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank B+ or higher
-
FE16 Great Knight Icon.gif Great Knight FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank B+ or higher
FE16 heavy armor icon.png Heavy Armor rank A or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank B+ or higher
-
FE16 Bow Knight Icon.gif Bow Knight FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 bow icon.png Bow rank A or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank A or higher
-
FE16 Dark Knight Icon.gif Dark Knight FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank B+ or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank A or higher
-
FE16 Holy Knight Icon.gif Holy Knight FE16 lance icon.png Lance rank C or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank B+ or higher
FE16 riding icon.png Riding rank A or higher
-
FE16 War Master Icon.gif War Master FE16 axe icon.png Axe rank A or higher
FE16 brawl icon.png Brawl rank A or higher
Male only
FE16 Gremory Icon.gif Gremory FE16 reason icon.png Reason rank A or higher
FE16 faith icon.png Faith rank A or higher
Female only

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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