Certificate in Derivatives Trading (CDT)

The Certificate in Derivatives Trading (CDT) is an advanced, instructor-led certification program designed to help you understand the complex world of financial market and derivatives strategies.

Why join CDT

  • Understanding basics of Capital Market
  • Analyze and learn about derivative instruments, including options, futures and swaps.
  • Learn how to use derivatives to manage interest rate, equity, currency and commodity risk.
  • Gain a deep understanding of various underlying financial and commodity markets.
  • Understand the supply and demand fundamentals of various financial and commodity markets.
  • Study the application of derivatives in managing risk, trading and product construction.
  • Become competent in the various trading techniques using options and futures.  Learn how to use derivatives to create structured products.
  • Distinguish yourself as a derivatives specialist.

Who should join CDT

  • Retail Investors
  • Traders
  • Fresherand graduating students
  • Bankers
  • Institutional Traders F
  • Service Professionals
  • Brokers & Sub Brokers
  • Investment Advisors
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Corporate Officers
  • Corporate Finance Specialists/Analysts

Topics covered:

  • An Overview of Capital Market
  • Understanding of Exchanges
  • Index
  • Depository Receipts, ETF and other products
  • An Overview of Derivatives
  •  UnderstandingUnderlying Markets
  • Pricing of Forward and Futures Contracts
  • Margin Calculations
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Arbitrage using Futures
  • Introduction to Options
  • Payoff Diagrams
  • Important Option Greeks & Application
  • Options Strategies
  • Introduction to Structured Derivatives & Exotic Options

Exam Details

AIWMI offers the CDT examination its own assessment platform. Candidates can schedule the exam after paying exam fees. CDT exam is conducted on the last Sunday of every month and a candidate can appear for this test from anywhere including his/her home.


Sr. No. Name of Module Type of Questions Test Duration in minutes No. of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Marks (%) Negative Marking
1 Certificate in Derivatives Trading (CDT) MCQ 180 80-100 100 50% No


Registration Fee for CDT Program is as given below:

Fee Regular Mode Self Study Mode Exam Mode
11800 2360
2360 2360 2360
Total 14160 4720 2360
Inclusions 1. Session notes
2. Live online tutorials
3. Past tutorial session recordings
4. Guest sessions by Thought Leaders
5. Mock test
6. Instructional PPTs
7. Refresher tutorials (3 sessions)
8. Exqualifi Membership- 1 Year
9. Complimentary pass to all AIWMI virtual conferences for 1 year
1. All tutorial session recordings
2. Session notes
3. MockTest
4. Refresher sessions (3 sessions)
1. Exam fee for one attempt

Disclaimer: The Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) is an independent entity/brand and has no relation, whatsoever, with AIWM