Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

CAIA® is the globally recognized credential for professionals managing, analyzing, distributing, or regulating alternative investments.

Earn Your CAIA® Charter

Here is the list of requirements you need to meet:

Pass Level I and Level II of the CAIA exam

Meet one of the two requirement 1) Obtain a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a minimum of one year of professional experience
2) Have a minimum of four years of professional experience *Professional experience is defined as full-time employment in a professional capacity with the regulatory, banking, financial, or related fields

Agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the CAIA Association® Member Agreement

Provide two professional references

Establish and maintain membership in CAIA Association

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Exam Overview

To earn the CPA credential, you need to pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Find out more about each exam section and its key topics.

Exam Format

Level I is divided into 2 sections with 100 multiple-choice questions in each section. Candidates are given 4 hours to complete the exam with an optional 30-minute break between each section.

Level II is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and three sets of constructed-response (essay-type) questions. Candidates are given 2 hours to complete the multiple-choice question section and 2 hours to complete the constructed-response section.

Testing Windows

 • Level I March Exam:

February 22—March 5, 2021

Level II March Exam:

March 8—19, 2021

Topic Areas

The Level I curriculum includes: 

1. Professional standards and ethics

2. Hedge funds

3. Introduction to alternative investments

4. Private equity

5. Real assets

6. Structured products

The Level II curriculum includes: 

1. Ethics

2. Regulations

3. ESG

4. Methods for alternative investing

5. Models

6. Accessing alternative investments

7. Institutional asset owners and investment policies

8. Due diligence and selecting managers

9. Risk and risk management

10. Volatility and complex strategies 

All Study Formats Are Available

Start your CAIA® charter prep journey with training courses and resources designed by experts to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your studies.

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