June 2024 Administration: The CMT Level I exams will take place June 3, 2024 – June 17, 2024. The registration dates and fees below apply to this upcoming June administration.
CMT Level I
June Registration Dates
Early registration: November 6, 2023 – February 19, 2024
Standard registration: February 20, 2024 – April 8, 2024
Late registration: April 9, 2024 – May 14, 2024
2024 Exam Administrations
The CMT Level I Exam focuses on the basic knowledge of the terminology and analytical tools used in technical analysis. The exam is two hours long, and consists of 132 multiple-choice questions.
As of January 2019, the CMT Association has discontinued its membership requirement for CMT exam candidates. You may still choose to become an affiliate member before enrolling in the CMT Program, but it is no longer required.
For additional information about the CMT Level I Exam, please consult the combined Exam Information and Learning Objective Statements document below for selected sample questions and a brief overview of the exam structure, as well as the Learning Objectives. This document is not meant as a study guide; rather, it is offered to acquaint you with the style and format of the exams.
You can find more information on third-party test preparation materials by visiting our Approved CMT Program Test Prep Providers page.
Code of Ethics
An integral part of the CMT Association’s mission is to establish, maintain, and encourage the highest standards of professional competence and ethics among our membership. As such, CMT Association members must abide by the Code and Standards and are encouraged to notify their employer of this responsibility. Violations may result in disciplinary sanctions by the CMT Association. Sanctions can include revocation of membership and the right to use the CMT designation.
Candidates should know that all three levels of the CMT Program include questions pertaining to the Code and Standards. Below you will find a link to the Code and Standards from the CFA Institute which have been licensed by the CMT Association on behalf of its members. All references to “CFA Institute,” “members,” “candidates,” “CFA Program,” etc. in the Code and Standards should be read to apply to the CMT Association and its members, candidates, programs, etc.
When preparing for the CMT exams, candidates are encouraged to review the Standards of Practice Handbook. According to the CFA Institute, “the Standards of Practice Handbook grounds the concepts covered in the Code and Standards for practical use. You can use this handbook for guidance on how to navigate ethical dilemmas you might face in your daily professional life.” Reviewing the Handbook provides candidates with a comprehensive study process and commensurate preparation for professional practice.