Here you'll find answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive from Candidates and industry professionals. If you don't find what you need here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can work on completing your online class requirements and add the certificates to your profile.
- If you have an FDP profile, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the CAIA Fundamentals of Alternative Investment Course. To request this discount, please see the details to the right or address inquiries to email@example.com.
How much does the FDP Profile cost?
What are the benefits of earning the FDP Charter?
I have completed my exam, when will I receive my exam results?
I have successfully passed my FDP Exam, now what?
Link to submit the online class certificates for verification is here.
Link to sign the COE and submit professional/educational references is here.
How do I obtain my FDP designation?
Candidates who complete the online class requirements and successfully pass the FDP exam are eligible to complete the Charterholder process, this includes completing the Code of Ethics and submitting two professional or educational references (see above).
When can I start using the FDP designation?
Registration & Fees
When is the next FDP exam
Can I obtain a refund?
The one-time program enrollment fee in the amount of US $400 is non-refundable. The FDP Institute will grant refunds of exam registration fees, net of any applicable fees if refunded via bank wire, only if the Individual cancels the registration within 14 days of the date of purchase. To cancel a registration and apply for a refund of the exam registration fee, the Individual must email FDPI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be a sample exam?
How many hours of study should I expect?
How long can I take to complete the online classes?
Are R or Python easy to learn for beginners?
I am experienced in (R) (Python), do I still have to complete the prerequisite courses?
Do I have to have R or Python experience to complete the online classes?
How do I submit my Certificates of Completion for the online classes ?
Where are the FDP exam locations and do you offer Remote Proctor Testing (RPT)?
Whom should I contact, and when, if I have a disability or require special accommodations?
The request should be made after registering for the exam and before scheduling an exam appointment with the testing provider. For more information about how to request reasonable testing accommodations, in the Candidate Policy Manual on www.fdpinstitute.org.
How can I get the CAIA member discount?
How do I obtain a CAIA membership?
What is the proper way to use the FDP mark?
In lieu of paying by credit card, you can also pay your examination fee by wire or by check. Be advised your exam registration will be incomplete until the wire/check is received and clears the banking system.
Domestic Wire Information:
Wire to: TD Bank, N.A. Wilmington, Delaware
International Wire Information:
Mail your check / cheque to:
As an FDP Profile you are eligible to 10% off your Fundamentals of Alternative Investments course.
CAIA Fundamentals Registration and Discount Code Instructions Go to: https://unifi.caia.org