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 register for Equalifi Academy’s Certification programs through any of the following modes:

Member Mode

Under this mode, candidate first needs to sign up as an Equalifi Individual Member. As a member, a candidate gets complimentary access to study resources, tutorials (live and recordings) and various other member benefits round the year.

Equalifi Membership is for a year. Candidate can study for any of Equalifi’s education programs during membership tenure. To appear for any exam, a candidate needs to register for the particular exam and appear within a year from the date of exam registration.

Exam Mode

Under this mode, a candidate can directly register for the certification exam of his choice. Once registered for the exam,  candidates will receive the exam link by email within 7 working days. Candidates can appear for the exam anytime from anywhere on a remote proctored platform within 1 year from the date of exam registration.

Candidates registering under the exam mode do not get access to any study material or training.

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 study resources for a year.

Upcoming training programs are listed here- Skill-Building Programs

Membership details are given here- Equalifi Individual Memberships

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

Member Mode

Exam Mode


  • Access to all Equalifi education programs and member benefits for 1 Year
  • Access to course-specific tutorials (live and recordings), mock tests, instructor ppts and notes
  • Exam Fee

Exam Fee


INR 9,440

INR 3,540

*Fee mentioned is inclusive of GST. Exam fee is applicable for one attempt.

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