The Home Study Course is based on the IFTA CFTe syllabus.  For details of this refer to:

The course is in two parts, Level I and Level II.  

Passing the CFTe Level I and CFTe Level II examinations culminates in the award of an international professional qualification in technical analysis.  The examinations are intended to test not only technical skills, but also understanding of ethics and the markets.

Level I: This multiple-choice examination consists of 120 questions covering a wide range of technical knowledge.  

Level II: This examination incorporates a number of questions requiring an essay based analysis and answers.  For this, the candidate should demonstrate a depth of knowledge and experience in applying various methods of technical analysis.  The examination provides a number of current charts covering one specific market (often equity) to be analysed, as though for a fund manager.

The CFTe Level II is a paper and pencil examination. 

The current costs for the IFTA CFTe for ATAA members are

  • CFTe Level I:  $US 550
  • CFTe Level II: $US 850

The examination is organised by IFTA.  For more details, and to confirm prices please refer to: