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CAIA® Exam Details

CAIA® Exam Details


About the CAIA ProgramAbout the CAIA® Program

Sponsored by CAIA Association®, the Chartered Alternative Investment AnalystSM (CAIA®) designation is the only educational standard uniquely designed for individuals specializing in alternative investments. Completion of the CAIA program demonstrates an understanding of alternative investments, including hedge funds, real assets, private equity, commodities, and managed futures.



CAIA Registration and Dates

CAIA® Exam Registration and Dates

The CAIA program consists of two examinations (Levels I and II) that must be taken in succession. Learn more about the CAIA exam dates, exam format, and test locations.



CAIA Level I Topics

CAIA® Level I Topics

The Level I curriculum is revised regularly to incorporate relevant industry trends and the latest academic research. View the topics covered in Level I of the exam and the weight of each topic. 




CAIA Level II Topics

CAIA® Level II Topics

Level II will continue to focus on the issues associated with the alternative investment arena, but in greater depth and in the context of risk management and asset allocation. View the key topics the Level II exam will cover. 




Information Session (Recorded Webinar)

Information Session (Webinar)

Kaplan Schweser and CAIA Association® have partnered to present a webinar that introduces the CAIA Charter. Register to attend the webinar to learn more about the CAIA program and to understand how earning the CAIA Charter will truly make you stand apart from the crowd.