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Current CAIA Program Enrollment and Exam Registration fees are listed on the Fee Information table. Payment of your Program Enrollment and Exam Registration fees is due at the time of registration. The Program Enrollment fee is non-refundable. The CAIA Association will grant refunds of Exam Registration and Exam Retake fees, but only if you cancel your registration within 30 days of your date of purchase. To cancel your registration and apply for a refund of your Exam Registration fee, please either write to us at CAIA Association, 100 University Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, (Attn: Refund Department) or email us. Exam registrations cannot be transferred to other individuals. You are responsible for all use, activities and charges associated with or arising from your registration and use of the Website and the services provided on the Website, including any unauthorized charges or use under your registration, user name and/or password. If you pay us by credit card or other payment instrument or by allowing us to withdraw funds from an account designated by you ("your account") and we do not obtain full payment, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand. Each time you use the Website you reaffirm your authorization for us to charge or withdraw funds from your account. You will be liable for attorneys' and collection fees if we have to collect any unpaid amounts you owe us.
There may be other fees and obligations, including without limitation annual membership dues, continuing education requirements, and compliance with CAIA Association's professional standards or code of ethics, once you become a member of CAIA Association. We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, to change our other registration fees and billing methods. We will notify you of these changes in advance, and if any of these changes are not acceptable, you may terminate your registration pursuant to Section 8. Any changes will become effective 30 days after posting the changed fee schedule on this Website. For a list of the current fees, please see the Fee Information table.
If you have registered to the Website pursuant to Section 3c, you will be entitled to become a candidate for the CAIA Association Charter Program. Registration also allows you to sign up for Level I and Level II Charter Program examinations which will be proctored by a testing provider which administers the examinations. Registration and payment of the appropriate fees will also allow you access to the Candidate Services section of the website. This section includes direct links to purchase the curriculum readings from independent online book vendors, as well as contact information for other candidates interested in forming study groups.
For a list of the current membership dues, please see the Fee Information table. You must be a CAIA member in good standing to use the CAIA designation. As a CAIA member in good standing, you must fulfill all of the following requirements:
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Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so not all of this section 6 may apply to you. CAIA Association®'s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
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By You. You may terminate this Agreement and your registration at any time by notifying us at Cancellation, 100 University Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002. Your Program Enrollment Fee is non-refundable. Membership dues and discounted academic registrations are also non-refundable. The CAIA Association® will grant a refund of your Exam Registration or Exam Retake fee, but only if you meet BOTH of the following requirements: (1) you cancel your registration within 30 days of your date of purchase and (2) you did not register using a discounted academic registration.
Survival. If this Agreement is terminated, Sections 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
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