The CAIA Charter is a rigorous, self-study education program designed for finance professionals who seek a high level of knowledge and demonstrated expertise in alternative investments. The CAIA Charter is recognized as the global benchmark in alternative investment education.
Who will benefit from taking the program?
Anyone who wants to develop a deep level of knowledge and demonstrated expertise in alternative investments should pursue the CAIA Charter.
• Risk managers
• Portfolio managers
• Business development/marketing
How many exams will I need to take?
The CAIA Charter is granted upon completion of two levels of qualifying exams, combined with relevant professional experience.
How long will it take to complete the program?
A minimum of 200 hours of study time is recommended for each level (a total of approximately 400 hours).
When is the program offered?
Exams are offered in March and September, which allows Candidates to potentially complete the program in one year. The exams are available globally at proctored, computerized test centers.
What do I achieve by successfully completing the program?
You will earn the CAIA Charter and be eligible to join the CAIA Association. By doing so, you may use the CAIA designation to signal your expertise in alternative investments and join a global community of over 9,000 CAIA Charterholders in more than 90 countries.
What will my proficiency level in alternative investments be after completing the program?
After earning your CAIA Charter, you will be highly knowledgeable about alternative investments. The CAIA Charter conveys demonstrated expertise and global credibility in alternative investments.
Can I join the CAIA Association after successfully completing the program?
Yes, after passing the Level II exam, you are eligible to join the CAIA Association with relevant professional experience.
How do I sign up for the program?