CIPM® Program Curriculum
The CIPM Program curriculum is based on an advanced body of knowledge that is continuously reviewed and updated by investment practitioners to ensure it reflects the competencies needed to succeed in the current financial climate.
These competencies guide the curriculum and exam development processes. Actual exam domain weights may vary slightly from year to year, and some topics are combined for testing purposes.
CIPM Program Topic Area Weights
The curriculum for each level includes:
- Topic-level learning objectives. These indicate the depth of knowledge candidates are expected to have in each major topic area at a particular level.
- Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). These are objectives for study sessions and/or specific readings that indicate the level of knowledge candidates are expected to gain from each lesson.
- Custom readings to help candidates efficiently master the topics
All exam questions are based on the content in the corresponding curriculum for that level. Each exam question is explicitly based on one or more LOS.