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Why Become A CMT Charterholder

If you’re involved in investment management career, odds are you are considering the alphabet soup of well reputed certifications. If you’re looking for highest education within the discipline and preeminent designation for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide, you should consider the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation.

Learning & understanding Technical analysis concept and gearing for exam is demanding process, but it’s worth it. The CMT Charter holder is one of the highest credential in investment management profession. CMT Curriculum regularly updated and includes essential research methodology used by institutional analysts, strategists and portfolio managers. It also includes intermarket analysis complemented by quantitative, fundamental and macro-economic analysis.


CMT Curriculum gives you hands-on experience for improving required industrial skills set that primarily includes,

  • Classical Chart Analysis
  • Money Management
  • Technical Investment Strategies
  • System Design & Testing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Asset Relationships
  • Portfolio Management
  • Applied Behavioral Finance

We’ve outlined 10 good reasons you should enroll in the CMT Program and take the first step toward becoming a Chartered Market Technician.

Reason 1: Better Job Prospect
Reason 2: Global Passport
Reason 3: Career Advancement Opportunities
Reason 4: Cost-effective designation
Reason 5: Unmatched Practical Expertise
Reason 6: Prestigious Networking Opportunities
Reason 7: Strong Ethical Knowledge
Reason 8: Continuous Learning Opportunities
Reason 9: Career Resource
Reason 10: Unparalleled depth of Knowledge

In a 2018 survey conducted by the CMT Association, CMT Charterholders are in demand right now and they are being paid a premium for their skill and they have a median salary of over $200,000.


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How To Become A Chartered Market Technician® (CMT)

To earn your CMT designation, here are three main steps you’ll need to follow to earn your charter.

Step 1: Pass all three levels of the CMT Exam.

Step 2: Become a CMT Association’s Member ($325 annual dues)

Step 3: Complete Work Experience Requirements, You should have at least 3 Years of relevant work experience.

Exam Format

Format Time
Level I 100% Multiple Choice 2 Hours, 15 Minutes
Level II 100% Multiple Choice 4 Hours, 15 Minutes
Level III 100% Essay/Short Answer 4 Hours, 15 Minutes



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CMT Program Overview

Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) Program

CMT Program was created in 1985 and is administered by the CMT Association (formerly known as MTA). The CMT Association is a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry. The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation marks the highest education within the discipline and considered as gold standard for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide.

CMT Program curriculum demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in Portfolio Management. Program curriculum has been constantly updated to address the professional approach of rules based trading system design and testing using most effective technical analysis methodologies. The certification process requires candidates to demonstrate expertise in a behavioral economics that extends beyond classical pattern recognition techniques with using wider range of technical analysis techniques.

The CMT Program consists of three levels:

CMT Level I – Introduction to Theory & Analysis:

Multiple choice exam format, focusing on the basic knowledge & terminologies used in Technical Analysis.

CMT Level II- Application of Theory & Analysis:

Multiple choice exam format, measure candidate’s competency in application of concepts, theory and techniques.

CMT Level III- An Integration of Technical Analysis:

Essay Format, tests the ability to integrate the concepts identified in Level I with the practical application covered in Level II.

Objectives of the CMT Program:

  1. To help candidates master a core body of knowledge of investment risk in Portfolio management.
  2. To promote and encourage the highest ethical standards within the industry & create a multitude of continuing education opportunities.
  1. To grant the gold standard of highly reputably professional designation of Chartered Market Technician (CMT) to those members who complete the Program and agree to abide by the CMT Code of Ethics.

CMT Program Curriculum & Weighting

12 Topics, 4 Knowledge domains:

CMT Program covers four primary knowledge domains:

  1. Quantitative Financial Research & Trading
  2. Risk Management
  3. Applied Behavioral Finance
  4. Portfolio Management


Weights of each topic or concept for each level of the CMT Exam are as follows:

Level I Level II Level III
Markets 21% 16%
Chart Development & Analysis 47% 36%
Technical Investment Strategies 18% 13%
System Testing 5% 10%
Statistical Analysis 6% 7%
Risk Management 15% 21%
Asset Relationships 18%
Portfolio Management 18%
Classical Methods 21%
Behaviorial Finance 10%
Volatility Analysis 7%
Ethics & Standards of Practice 3% 3% 5%

Source: CMT Association Website

Program Requirements & Fees

You must be an affiliate member of the CMT Association before you can enroll in the program and register for the exam.

CMT Fixed Fees

Annual Membership $325

CMT Program Enrollment*  $250

Exam Registration Fees

Level I Level II Level III
Standard $375 $575 $575
Late Registration $575 $875 $875

Curriculum Fees

Level I $225+
Level II $225+
Level III $225+

Total CMT Program Cost**

$2,350 – $2,800

*Program enrollment fee is a one-time fee that allows you to sit for the CMT Exams
**Not including exam failure and retake

Additional Information Resources

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