The CAIA Charter is the globally recognised credential for professionals managing, analyzing, distributing, or regulating alternative investments. The CAIA Charter designation is the highest standard of achievement in alternative investment education and provides deep knowledge, demonstrated expertise, and global credibility in alternative investment.

Program Highlights

70+ Hours Live Online Interactive Class Qualified & Industry Experienced Faculty
LMS Dashboard For Students Performance Monitor and Feedback Topic Wise Quizes & Updated Curriculum Based Real Exam Like Mock Tests
Comprehensive Study Material Designed By Subject ExpertsExpert Support
Accredited CourseCourse Completion Certificate

Upcoming Live Online Batches

Week-end Batches
2nd MarchSat - Sun12 Weeks03:30 PM - 06:30 PM (IST)
6th AprilSat - Sun12 Weeks03:30 PM - 06:30 PM (IST)
Weekdays Batches
4th MarchMon - Thur12 Weeks11:30 AM - 01:30 PM (IST)
8th AprilMon - Thur12 Weeks11:30 AM - 01:30 PM (IST)
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Exam Topic & Weights: Level I

Topic AreaApprox Exam Weight (%)
Professional Standards and Ethics15-25
Introduction to Alternative Investments20-28
Real Assets11-17
Hedge Funds12-20
Private Equity11-17
Structured Products10-14

How to become CAIA Charter Holder:

  1. Pass Levels I & II exams, conducted in March & September.
  2. Hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree and more than one year of professional experience (or alternatively a minimum of four years of professional financial services experience)
  3. Agree to abide by the Membership Agreement, provide two professional references and pay the annual membership

Examination Format:

  • The Level I & II examination, administered twice annually.
  • It is a four-hour computer-administered examination.
  • The format of Level I examination is composed of 200 multiple choice questions.
  • The format of the Level II examination includes 100 multiple-choice questions in section 1, and three multi-part constructed response (essay-type) questions in section 2.

Exam Fees: September 2020 Exam

  • Program Enrollment US $400
  • Level I Exam Registration US $1150 (Early) / US $1250 ( Standard)
  • Early registration deadline – 13th May 2020.
* Level I Exam Window : Aug 31 – Sep 11, 2020.


In India the June 2017 exam conducted through Pearson VUE test centres in 5 cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & New Delhi. Exams are conducted in the month of March & September.

Yes. Over 80 countries have registered for the program. Candidates from thousands of financial institutions have taken the exams, including prime brokers and banks; advisory, consulting, asset management, and accounting firms; public and private pensions, foundations, family offices, insurance companies, professors and industry regulators. Several organisations, including the SEC, PAAMCO, Citigroup, and CSFB, now use the CAIA examinations as an essential part of their professional alternatives training program.

The program consists of a two-tier exam process through which one may earn the CAIA charter designation offered by the CAIA Association. The CAIA charter is the global mark of distinction in alternative investments.

  Candidates are provided with information about their quartile rankings for each section of the Exam.

September 2016 Exams Pass Rates: CAIA LEVEL I: 61%, CAIA LEVEL II: 66%.

As a candidate you can enrol for an exam any time, but for early registration you will get discount in exam fee. So once you have decided when to appear for the exam, you can register with the institute for that exam date. For more details on exam visit

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by Corporaterishi. CAIA® trademarks owned by Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association®.

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    good learning experience hoping to open forum

  2. 5

    I have best learning experience over here, even though working in private banking industry, the course helped me understanding in deep about lot of topics, which have practical relevance. The faculties have vast practical experience, and when they quote actual work experience it helps in learning.

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