Earn the Leading Designation for Performance Evaluation
Develop Expert Skills with Wide Application
Distinguish yourself with advanced portfolio evaluation and manager search and selection skills.
Take Advantage of Exam Exemptions
Use your charterholder status to enter and complete the CIPM Program directly at Level II.
Practice Continuing Education
Demonstrate your commitment to maintaining globally relevant and practice-based investment performance and risk evaluation skills.
Earn a Global Passport
Investment management professionals and institutions around the world recognize CFA Institute credentialing programs. View available waivers.
Deepen Your Insights
Add a deeper level of understanding to performance results, risk analysis, and reporting.
Build Stronger Client Relationships
Gain the trust of sophisticated clients through expert understanding and explanation of performance results.
Earn an Advanced Specialty Designation
The CIPM Program curriculum prepares you in effective investment performance (return and risk) evaluation, manager selection, and investment reporting based on the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) standards.
Performance Measurement and AttributionEmphasizes the conceptual foundations of performance measurement, attribution, appraisal, and presentation, as well as the GIPS standards. This level is weighted more heavily on performance measurement and attribution.
- 100 multiple-choice questions
- 3 hours
Performance Appraisal and Manager SelectionEmphasizes performance appraisal and manager selection, including application of the appropriate tools and inputs in more complex investment decision-making situations.
- 20 item sets, each containing 4 multiple-choice questions
- 3 hours
Get Familiar with Exam Dates, Fees, and Locations
Testing Centers Around the World
The CIPM exams are offered at many Prometric test centers around the world. After you register, you can schedule your own exam appointment through your CFA Institute account.
Understand Exam Fees
Learn about fees and deadlines for upcoming exam registration.
Explore the Exam Calendar
Understand important exam dates and deadlines.
We Invest in Your Success
Once you are a registered candidate, you gain access to a wealth of information to help you study for exams and excel in your career. The Learning Ecosystem houses the entire curriculum, as well as:
- Personalized Study Plans
- Practice Questions
- Mock Exam
- Candidate Discussion Board
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Learn more about the program and the future of performance evaluation.
CIPM Program Fact Sheet (PDF)
Get basic facts about the CIPM Program, who pursues it, and how it can help you in your career.
Quick Start Guides
Learn how to get started with Level I or Level II of the CIPM Program.
Review a comprehensive guide to the program that includes exam calendars, fees, and curriculum details.
Driving Force Whitepaper
Read about the future of performance evaluation from the perspective of industry experts.
Advance Your Career
Earn the CIPM designation to deepen your knowledge and increase your professional value. First time registrants must enroll in the CIPM Program. Click on the link below, create an account, and gain access to everything you need to prepare for the CIPM exam.