Certificate In Derivatives

Certificate In Derivatives Trading (CDT)
The Certificate in Derivatives Trading (CDT) is an advanced, instructor-led certification program designed to help you understand the complex world of financial market and derivatives strategies.

Why join CDT

• Understanding basics of Capital Market
• Analyze and learn about derivative instruments, including options, futures and swaps.
• Learn how to use derivatives to manage interest rate, equity, currency and commodity risk.
• Gain a deep understanding of various underlying financial and commodity markets.
• Understand the supply and demand fundamentals of various financial and commodity markets.
• Study the application of derivatives in managing risk, trading and product construction.
• Become competent in the various trading techniques using options and futures. Learn how to use derivatives to create structured products.
• Distinguish yourself as a derivatives specialist.

Who should join CDT

• Retail Investors
• Traders
• Fresher and graduating students
• Bankers
• Institutional Traders F
• Service Professionals
• Brokers & Sub Brokers
• Investment Advisors
• Risk Management Professionals
• Corporate Officers
• Corporate Finance Specialists/Analysts

Topics covered:

• An Overview of Capital Market
• Understanding of Exchanges
• Index
• Depository Receipts, ETF and other products
• An Overview of Derivatives
• Understanding Underlying Markets
• Pricing of Forward and Futures Contracts
• Margin Calculations
• OTC Derivatives
• Arbitrage using Futures
• Introduction to Options
• Payoff Diagrams
• Important Option Greeks & Application
• Options Strategies
• Introduction to Structured Derivatives & Exotic Options

Training Calendar: 

You can find the upcoming training schedule for CDT program here

Exam Details

Equalifi is offering the CDT examination on an external, remote-proctored platform. Candidates can schedule an exam by paying the exam fee. Once the exam fee payment is done and exam registration is confirmed, the exam platform sends out the exam link by email to the candidates. Candidates can appear for the exam anytime any day within the next 1 year through this exam link from any place. Candidates need a good internet connection and a functional camera on their PC/ Laptop to appear for this exam.


Sr. No. Name of Module Type of Questions Test Duration No. of Questions Maximum Marks Pass Marks (%) Negative Marking
1 Certificate in Derivatives Trading (CDT) MCQ 2 Hrs 100 100 50 20%

Registration Process:

Candidates can directly register for the certification exam. Once registered for the exam, the candidate receives the exam link by email within 5 working days. A candidate can appear for the exam anytime from anywhere on a remote proctored platform within 1 year from the date of exam registration.

Free study resources are available here- Knowledge Library

Equalifi regularly conducts exam preparation training for various certification exams. Candidates who wish to attend live training, can either pay and register for each training or sign up as an Equalifi Member to get complimentary access to all the live training programs for a year.

Upcoming training programs are listed here- Skill-Building Programs

Candidate Audit:

Equalifi will randomly audit a percentage of applications on a regular basis. Candidates will be responsible for providing the requested supporting documentation to verify their education and professional background as mentioned in the registration form. Equalifi’s practice is not to contact employers or educational institutions to obtain verification documentation on the candidate’s behalf. Failure to comply with the audit, falsification or misrepresentation of requested information and/or any unprofessional conduct will result in denial/cancellation of the exam registration and/or revocation of the program certificate. Candidates subject to audit will be notified by e-mail and will have 10 business days to respond. Once selected for audit, candidates will be required to satisfy the audit requirements before being able to receive the final certificate. Failure to comply with the audit will result in forfeiting all fees. Additionally, a candidate who does not comply with the audit will be subject to audit if reapplying for a future testing window.

Fee Details:

Certificate In Derivatives For Equalifi Members For Non-Members
 Exam Fee INR 1,180 INR 2,360

*Fee mentioned is inclusive of GST and applicable for each attempt.