Certified Young Investment Analyst Exam (CYIA®) is OPEN!
Young Investors Society has launched the
Certified Young Investment Analyst Program and you can be the first to earn the designation!
Online Exam Information
The Exam is an open-book, 60-minute timed test based on The Essays of Warren Buffett & the YIS Stock Investing 101 e-book.
Some questions require a calculator to answer correctly.
You must take the test in one session. You will not be allowed to start and stop the exam at any time.
You can only take the exam ONE time during (August 1-August 30, 2018) The next exam opportunity will be Jan. 1st-Jan. 30th, 2019.
You must get a 70% passing score to pass the exam.
When you are ready to take the Exam, click here: https://www.flexiquiz.com/SC/N/YISCYFAEXAM
The CYIA® Designation represents a tremendous achievement. Less than 10% of those students that enter YIS end up achieving the CYIA® Designation. It is widely respected by Universities and future employers. High school students that are able to earn the CYIA® have proven that they are the best-of-the-best. The CYIA® Designation is the highest honor within the Young Investors Society.
What it means to earn the Certified Young Investment Analyst (CYIA®) Designation:
You’ve mastered the fundamentals of stock analysis.
You’ve studied for an passed a rigorous examination, that covers advanced financial concepts.
You maintain a stellar GPA.
You’re uniquely prepared to major in business, finance or accounting.
Qualifications to earn the CYIA® Designation:
1. Be a registered member of Young Investors Society.
2. Pass the 60 question CYIA® exam (50% pass rate).
Online exam will be available August 1st-August 30th, 2018.
There will be another exam opportunity Jan 1st-January 30th, 2019.
Exam is based on these books:
The YIS Stock Investing 101 eBook
The Essays of Warren Buffett 3rd Edition by Lawrence Cunningham
Online Timed Test-1 hour
Suggested Study Time – 50 hours.
Multiple choice, 60 question exam.
3. Participate in a State or Regional Stock Pitch Competition.
4. High School Teacher or (YIS Advisor) Letter of Recommendation.
5. Participate in a Community Service Project – 10 hrs.
6. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
7. Conduct a final interview with a YIS Board Member.
Download the CYIA® Application Packet here:
CYIA® application packets will be accepted all year long.
Submit to Ctobin@yis.org