Professional Membership is reserved for individuals who practice technical analysis professionally. You must be a Member in order to apply for and use the CMT designation. To qualify for Member status you must have a minimum of five (5) years of Approved Professional Work Experience. For applicants who have successfully completed the CMT Program, the five (5) year requirement will be reduced to three (3) years. Approved professional work experience is defined as someone who:

  • Administers, or adds value to, theoretical or practical application of technical analysis as part of the investment decision making process
  • Supervises, oversees, or manages individuals or teams who practice such activities
  • Teaches, trains, or coaches such activities
  • Publicizes such activities as a member of the media

In addition to the three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience, applicants must have three sponsors who have Member Status with the CMT Association and successfully completed all three levels of the CMT exams.

Work must be fulltime, and you must receive compensation for your services. Managing your own or your family and/or friends investments (without compensation) does not constitute Approved Professional Work Experience.

*Sponsors must have Member status with the CMT Association and no more than one sponsor may be affiliated with your current firm.

If you wish to check on your own membership status, charterholder renewal status, or the status of another member, please send an email with the details of your request to admin@cmtassociation.org.

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