Academic Partner Program

The Chartered Market Technicians Association (CMT Association) has been working for over forty years to advance the discipline of technical analysis through education and application of the highest professional standards. In an effort to advance our mission the CMT Association has established an Academic Partner Program to promote technical analysis education at colleges and universities worldwide. The program is available to academic institutions that provide accredited graduate or undergraduate finance degrees and include courses focused on technical analysis. There are no fees associated with becoming an Academic Partner.
The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) credential is the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis. The designation is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management settings. Joining the CMT Association Academic Partner Program indicates your institution maintains the highest standards of academic rigor and professional practice and signals a commitment to your students’ career readiness and applied learning. If your institution is interested in joining the Academic Partner Program, please send an inquiry to

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1. Basic Program Requirements For Institutions

  • Accreditation – The academic institution must be accredited by the regional accrediting body.
  • Curriculum Continuity – The academic institution must demonstrate that its curriculum is aligned in whole or in part with the topics covered under the CMT Program’s Core Body of Knowledge.
  • Faculty Representative – All correspondence, including scholarship nominations, and educational content, will be conducted through the Faculty Representative.

2. Discounted CMT Level I Exam

For institutions whose curriculum aligns with the CMT Program learning outcome statements and/or the instructor is an active CMT charterholder:
  • CMT Program candidates who are students at APP partner schools may take the Level I exam for $195.

Additional Benefits for Partner Institutions

  • Recognition on the CMT Association website which includes a logo and link to your website
  • Name and logo placement in CMT Association marketing materials including the Journal of Technical Analysis
  • License to use the CMT Association and CMT logos on marketing literature according to CMT Association specifications
  • One complimentary copy of the official study text for the CMT Level I exam

Current Academic Partner Institutions

Become an Academic Partner of the CMT Association.

Contact or call +1 (646) 652-3300  for program rules & specifications