Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: CAIA
Designation Full Title: Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Definition: The CAIA Charter is a self-study education program designed for finance professionals who seek a high level of knowledge and demonstrated expertise in alternative investments.

Issuing Organization: Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
Is the designation still offered: Yes
Is the designation still supported: Yes
What are the prerequisites? None
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? Passing two exams
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Two Qualifying Exams
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? None
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? Not available
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? Not available
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? Not available
Who is the accreditation through? 
Recommended for: Risk Managers, Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Traders, Consultants, Business Development/Marketing, Operations and Advisors
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? 
Length of Time For Completion: 400+ hours for two levels (200+ hours apiece).