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Chartered Market Technician (CMT)

What is the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) Program?

Chartered Market Technician - CMT - Technical AnalysisThe Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Program requires candidates to demonstrate proficiency in a broad range of topics in the field of Technical Analysis. The Program consists of three levels. The CMT Level I and CMT Level II exams are multiple choice while CMT Level III exam is in short answer and essay form.

The objectives of the CMT Program are:

  • To professionalize the field of Technical Analysis
  • To promote high ethical and professional standards
  • To guide candidates in mastering a professional body of knowledge

Those candidates who successfully complete all three levels of the CMT examination and agree to abide by the MTA Code of Ethics are granted the right to use the CMT credential.


What is the Value of the CMT Designation?

The CMT designation demonstrates to clients and potential clients, employers and potential employers, and your colleagues and peers that you are a professional in the field of Technical Analysis.

Successful completion of the CMT Level I and CMT Level II exams provides a significant step towards attaining the Registered Research Analyst (Series 86) from FINRA.

The CMT designation allows you to separate yourself from other professionals in your industry. It is a perfect complement to your fundamental knowledge of the financial industry.


What Are the Program Fees?

The CMT Program requires a onetime enrollment fee of $250 USD. All subsequent fees shall be paid upon registration for each exam.

MTA Membership fee: $300.00 USD
CMT Program registration fee: $250.00 USD
Level I exam fee: $250.00 USD
Level II exam fee: $450.00 USD
Level III exam fee: $450.00 USD

All candidates must first be active members of the MTA, which requires annual dues of $300 USD. CMT Program enrollment and exam fees are not refundable.


  • Requirements to be Granted the CMT Designation

    In order to be granted the CMT designation, all candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Successful completion of all three (3) levels of the CMT Exam.
    • Obtained 'Member Status' in the MTA.
    • Have been gainfully employed in a professional analytical or investment management capacity for a minimum period of three (3) years and must be regularly engaged in this capacity at the time of successfully passing all three (3) levels of the CMT Exam.

    The MTA headquarter staff has worked with the Admissions Committee and select MTA volunteers to create a document that explains the process, responsibilities, and most importantly the benefits of not only being a Member candidate but also for those willing to be sponsors.

    View the "Membership Process Explained; A Guide for Member Candidates and Sponsors".


    October 2015 Testing Dates

    • The CMT Level I Exam will be offered worldwide on October 15th-17th 2015
    • The CMT Level II Exam will be offered worldwide on October 15th-17th, 2015
    • The CMT Level III Exam will be offered worldwide on October 15th, 2015

    Registration and Scheduling at Prometric for CMT Level III closes on September 15th, 2015 at 2 PM. For help in scheduling your exam, please email Marie Penza at

    Seats are granted based on availability. To ensure your seat, please sign up as soon as possible.


    Non-Disclosure Agreement & General Terms of Use for Exams Developed for the CMT Exam
    This exam is confidential and proprietary, and is protected by trade secret and other intellectual property laws. It is made available to you, the examinee, solely for the purpose of becoming accredited in the technical area references in the title of this exam. You are expressly prohibited from disclosing, publishing, reproducing, or transmitting this exam in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the prior express written permission of the Market Technicians Association

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    CMT Informational Session

    - Frequently Asked Questions -

    CMT Study Materials

    Curriculum Reading Lists
    View a Special Annoucement from the MTA

    CMT Sample Questions
    Practice exams designed to aide your study preparation for each level of the CMT Program.
    Level I - Level II - Level III (Set A) - Level III (Set B)

    Archived CMT Study Sessions
    The archives of the former CMT Institute Preparation Courses that were previously offered by MTA.
    Level I - Level II - Level III

    CMT Newsletter
    The CMT Newsletter is a bi-weekly publication sent to all those enrolled in the CMT Program.
    View the archives

    CMT Quick Links

    Forms & Exemptions
    Learn more about how to apply for exemptions and download templates for forms.
    Series 86 Exemption - SEC Form ADV

    Testing Center Guidelines
    Find out how to locate a Prometric testing center that is close to your location!
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    Registration Fees & Policies
    See a complete breakdown of all registration fees.
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