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Alpha Development is excited to announce that we have signed a definitive agreement with CAIA Association entrusting us with the future growth and strategic development of the FDP Charter program. We bring over 20 years of expertise in global financial services training and look forward to offering this unique and differentiated program. Read all about it here.

Thank you for your interest in the FDP Charter Program. 

Important Program Update: As the revolution in AI and machine learning deepens its implications for the financial industry, the CAIA Association has partnered with Alpha Development to ensure that the FDP Institute & its Charter Program remain at the forefront of the needs of investment professionals.

Alpha Development has committed to the ongoing delivery of the Charter Program, with the next cohort launching in June 2024 in preparation for a November 2024 examination.

The FDP exam addresses a growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world. Today's industry professional will benefit from understanding the application of big data, data mining, and machine learning in investment decisions.

Earning the FDP Charter consists of the successful completion of one exam and an online class coding requirement. Doing so, would be an essential step in your continued education and help you gain a competitive edge in the data-driven finance industry.

Let us guide you through the next steps with these key resources:

Once you have decided to pursue the FDP Charter, register for the exam, and gain access to the official Curriculum Materials, Practice Questions and Sample Exam.

What to Expect: The FDP Exam Format

All exam questions directly address the nine (9) curriculum topics 

- Each topic has required readings. 
- Each required reading has keywords & learning objectives 

A Candidate who is able to meet all learning objectives in the Study Guide should be well prepared for the exam. The questions on the exam will pertain to the keywords and learning objectives.

Candidates should anticipate approximately 200+ hours of study in preparation for the FDP exam.  For additional resources in preparing for the FDP exam, you may wish to consider the services of a prep provider.

We look forward to assisting you on your FDP journey. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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