I am currently registered to sit for an exam, but something has come up and/or my plans have changed. Can I postpone my exam to the next testing window?
Can I bring a pencil or pen into the testing room, for use in working out calculations and taking notes?
What is the procedure for reporting exam results? When should I expect to get my results, and how will I receive them?
Exam Information and Fees
To become a CAIA Charter Holder, candidates are required to do the following:
1) Pass both the CAIA Level I and Level II exams.
2) Hold a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, and have more than one year of professional experience, or alternatively have at least four years of professional experience. Professional experience is defined as full-time employment in a professional capacity within the regulatory, banking, financial, or related fields.
3) Agree on an annual basis to abide by the Member Agreement.
4) Provide two (2) professional references.
5) Submit payment for the annual CAIA Association membership fee. Membership is the final requirement for individuals who wish to use the CAIA designation.
Benefit From Your Membership
Educational Resources - CAIA will help you remain at the forefront of developments in the field of alternative investments
• The Journal of Alternative Investments
• AllAboutAlpha’s Knowledge Base
• Alternative Investment Analyst Review
Credibility - The CAIA Charter distinguishes you from other capable alternative investment professionals. The CAIA Charter demonstrates your commitment to excellence, continuing education, and professional ethics in the field of alternative investments.
Marketability - After earning the CAIA Charter, many members attribute positive career-related events to CAIA. Members who attribute such successes to CAIA report the following:
• Over 40% of new members were contacted by executive recruiters.
• Over 30% of new members obtained new positions within 12 months of earning the CAIA Charter.
Leverage - Network with CAIA’s global community of over 6,000 members in 80 countries who represent hundreds of employers.