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CPWA Application & Fees

APPLICATION

Prospective CPWA candidates who are new to the program must submit an online application and fee. The online application takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Submission of an application will result in a background check conducted by Investments & Wealth Institute staff. Within ten business days, prospective candidates will be notified of official acceptance into the program.

FEE OVERVIEW

The total investment in obtaining the CPWA certification will range between US$6,495 and US$7,890, dependent upon choice of registered education provider. Fees are subject to change.

Application fee (required)

  The Institute Yale Online Chicago Booth
Member US$6,495 US$6,995 US$7,495
Nonmember US$6,890
(Includes one-year membership)
US$7,390
(Includes one-year membership)
US$7,890
(Includes one-year membership)

Fees include:

Chicago Booth/The Institute
 
  • Application Fee & Background Check

  • Tuition and materials for online education program including textbooks, online readings, videos and quizzes

  • Tuition and materials for in-person executive education program

  • Room and board for in-person executive education program

  • The fee for one exam attempt is included with the initial CPWA program fee

  • Initial certification fee for first two-year certification period

Yale Online

  • Application Fee & Background Check

  • Tuition and materials for online education program including online readings, videos and quizzes

  • The fee for one exam attempt is included with the initial CPWA program fee

  • Initial certification fee for first two-year certification period
More information about CPWA Registered Education Providers
 

Exam Retake fees:

  • Exam retake fees are US$225 for members and US$325 for non-members.

  • Exam attempts are unlimited; a 30-day waiting period between exam attempts and retake fees apply. All retake exams are administered via computer at local Pearson VUE testing centers.

Renewal fee (required)

In response to member input, the Institute offers a membership-certification alignment option for Institute-certified professionals to connect their annual Institute membership renewal to the biennial certification renewal date.
If your certification is due for renewal in 2017 or 2018, your pricing options are:

Nonmember Certification Renewal Fee (2 Years) Member Certification Renewal Fee (2 Years) Membership Fee (1 Year) Membership (1 Year) + Certification Fee (2 Years) Align Membership (2 Year) + Certification Fee (2 Years)
US$895 US$275 US$345 without alignment
US$320 with alignment
US$620 ~US$915