# How do I end an observation period in fastIEP?

There are two types of goals in fastIEP -- those that have time-based observation periods (e.g. days, weeks, months) and those that are manual-end observation periods (e.g. observations, classes).

If you have a time-based observation period, it will end automatically. If you have a manual-end observation period, you can end the observation by clicking the button circled in the below screenshot ("End Observation" on the bottom-left of a goal tile).

If you are unsure of what type of goal you have, please reach out to the fastIEP team! (support@fastIEP.com)