Become a Member

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is available to anyone interested in technical analysis and for candidates enrolling in the CMT program. There are no work experience or educational requirements to become an Affiliate member.

Annual dues: $325

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Member Status

Member status is reserved for individuals who practice technical analysis professionally. You must be a Member in order to apply for and use the CMT designation. To qualify for Member status you must have a minimum of five (5) years of Approved Professional Work Experience. For applicants who have successfully completed the CMT Program, the five (5) year requirement will be reduced to three (3) years.

Approved Professional Work Experience

This experience is defined as someone who:

  • Administers, or adds value to, theoretical or practical application of technical analysis as part of the investment decision making process
  • Supervises, oversees, or manages individuals or teams who practice such activities
  • Teaches, trains, or coaches such activities
  • Publicizes such activities as a member of the media

Work must be fulltime. Managing your own or your family and/or friends investments, (without compensation) does not constitute Approved Professional Work Experience.

To apply for member status you must complete the Application for Member Status and obtain three sponsors* to complete the sponsorship questionnaire. Members are eligible to vote on CMT Association matters, hold an office or chair a volunteer committee.

*Sponsors must have Member status with the CMT Association and no more than one sponsor may be affiliated with your current firm.

Annual dues: $325

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Student Membership

Student membership is reserved for students whose college/university is part of the CMT Association’s Academic Partner Program. To apply for student membership, please send an email to reflecting your status as a full time student at an AACSB accredited university

Annual dues: $100


Emeritus status is reserved for any person who has been a Member for at least five (5) years and is no longer engaged in an active professional practice on a salary or fee basis. Emeritus members have the same rights as association Members.

Annual dues: $175