The Chartered Due Diligence Analyst (CDDA) credential is the marker of a committed financial professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to conduct due diligence on a potential or ongoing investment in today’s challenging environment.
These are the steps on your CDDA journey:
Step 1: Determine your eligibility. You may apply for the CDDA when you have completed each of the eligibility requirements, including work experience and professional development criteria.
Step 2: Apply for the exam. The CDDA exam is offered twice a year, in March and September. Choose a date that fits well with your schedule and allows you time to prepare.
View upcoming exam dates and application deadlines on the right column of this page
View the CDDA exam application [PDF].
Step 3: Prepare for the exam. IMDDA offers a variety of resources to help you build your subject-matter knowledge so you’re ready to take the exam.
Step 4: Take the exam. The three-hour examination includes 150 multiple-choice questions.
Step 5: Get recognized. When you earn your CDDA, your name will be included in the IMDDA press release. Also:
Add the CDDA to the end of your name on all business correspondence and profiles
Step 6: Keep your CDDA current. CDDAs are required to maintain their membership in the IMDDA and to renew their certification every three years.
Find out more about CDDA renewal requirements.