CIMA® Certification Class Schedules & Education Providers

 

The Institute is committed to delivering world-class experiences that our members have come to expect and enjoy.


That is why we partner with the most recognized and admired educational institutions in the country. From Ivy-league institutions, to top 10-business schools, we purposefully select educational providers that will champion our curriculum and apply their own unique approaches to delivering the course content in a meaningful way.
 
Our partners offer a variety of formats, giving you the flexibility you deserve. So whether you are an online learner, prefer the on-campus classroom experience, or are inclined to select a hybrid option, the choice is yours.

Class Schedules

 

Education Provider Enrollment Deadline Self-Study Period In-person (IP), Virtual (V), or Hybrid (H) Date(s)
Yale Continuous Enrollment Ongoing Ongoing - (V)
Chicago August 29, 2022 August 15 - September 7, 2022 September 7 - December 2, 2022 (H)
Chicago December 11, 2022 December 11, 2022 - January 11, 2023 January 11 - April 16, 2023 (H)
Chicago April 11, 2023 April 11 - May 3, 2023 May 3 - August 20,2023 (H)
Chicago August 30, 2023 August 30 - December 1, 2023 August 30 - December 1, 2023 (H)

Candidates who receive notification from Investments & Wealth Institute about eligibility to enroll in an education program offered by one of the approved Registered Education Providers should contact a Registered Education Provider directly to enroll in their program.

You have choices about where to gain your Executive Education. Feel good about it too. We only partner with top-20 business schools—because frankly, it matters.

 

Registered Education Provider Yale-SOM_Exec-Ed_exdent chicago-booth_logo-2 Portfolio Construction Forum_logo
Contact Information

Jim Dobbs,
CIMA®, CPWA®, CFP®, Program Director
+1 720-224-1530
Online Education Program
Toby Moskowitz, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor

Rebecca Meyer,
Associate Director
+1 312-423-8037 
Executive Education
+1 312-464-8732 
Main Phone

Graham Rich,
Dean
Investment Management Research Program,
Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9247 0496
Email: Graham Rich

Executive Education Cost US $4,500 US $4,950 A $2,995 for practitioners (subsidised by a 50% bursary). A $5,995 for all other candidates.
Education Program Format Online 2 day in-person, or virtual test prep workshop Test prep Included for the education program exam PLUS the CIMA® certification exam
Length Self-Paced ~3.5 month scheduled education program with weekly live virtual sessions 120 days, commencing March 1 each year. Enrollment opens each year in September
Education Course and Test-Prep Material On-Demand videos, readings, key concept summaries, detailed test-prep guidance, practice questions and mock-exam Live, online preparation and review sessions, and on-demand recordings All text book and lecture notes, online lectures and tutorials, test prep materials
Format 100% online Virtual online or hybrid classes: offers a combination of live virtual sessions, on-demand recordings. 100% online, with synchronous annual cohort with online, on-demand lectures and regular live webinar tutorials.
Location Online In-person workshop at the Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL Online from Australia. This program is specifically designed to be suitable for Asia/Pacific candidates.
Curated and presented by the Forum’s Investment Management Research Program, in association with Macquarie University Business School, Sydney, Australia
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IP = In-Person
H = Hybrid, includes both in-person and online/virtual components
V = Virtual/Oonline


Information about the education programs can be found on the Registered Education Providers’ websites. All inquiries regarding the education program fees, class schedules, assessments and other policies, should be referred directly to the Registered Education Providers. Click here to  view more informaton on the Wiley Test Prep.

The CIMA® certification Core of Body of Knowledge includes five knowledge domains covering 22 knowledge sections that investment advisors and consultants with at least three years’ experience are required to know.

 

CIMA Core Topics
If you are a candidate for CIMA® certification, the exam will test the major topic areas below.

Please download and review the Candidate Handbook for a detailed content outline.  

Exam Percentage Domains Sections
15% Fundamentals Statistics and Methods, Applied Finance and Economics, Global Capital Markets
 
20% Investments Vehicles, Equity, Fixed income, Alternative investments, Options/futures, Real assets
 
20% Portfolio Theory and Behavioral Finance Portfolio theories and models, Behavioral finance, Investment philosophies and styles, Tools and strategies
 
20% Risk and Return Attributes of risk, Risk measurements, Performance measurement and attribution
 
25% Portfolio Construction and Consulting Process Ethics, Client discovery, Investment policy, Portfolio construction, Manager search and selection, Portfolio review and revisions