JIA Exam Details and Registration

The JIA Exam is a 3-hour proctored examination. There are 120 multiple-choice questions. No written material or scratch paper is permitted at the exam. The passing score is set by the JIA Board of Directors after each exam. Note that a passport or other government-issued photo ID is required for exam admittance.

Approximate Exam Topic Weightings

Ethical Standards10%
Quantitative Methods15%
Financial Statement Analysis20%
Analysis and Valuation of Equity Securities5%
Portfolio Theory5%
Corporate Finance8%
Structure and Operation of Securities Markets5%
Debt Securities10%
Derivative Securities5%
Alternative Assets5%


The JIA Exam is given three times annually: on the third Saturday of March, the second Saturday of July, and the third Saturday of November. Registration for the March exam commences on the previous November 1; March 1 for the July exam; and July 1 for the November exam. Exam entrance tickets are available for printing online approximately one month prior to each exam.

Current Exam Sites

  • Kuwait Saudi
  • Arabia
  • Lebanon
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

In the following countries, requests by individuals or corporations for information about the JIA Certificate program or for exam registration should be directed to the Institute for Financial Analysts, our exclusive agent in the region: Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, Morocco.

Product Details and Cost

Initial Exam Registration: $799 (Payable in US dollars)

Exam registration includes:

  • Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the SchweserNotes® for the JIA Exam, which contain the required JIA curriculum readings and learning exercises.
  • JIA Practice Exams: three 120-question exams representative of the difficulty, format, and style of JIA Exam questions.
  • Exam entrance ticket.
Initial Exam Registration for Previous Schweser Customers: $499 (Payable in US dollars)

Exam registration includes same components as above.

JIA Exam candidates who have previously purchased a Schweser study package (over $500) receive a discount.

Registration for a Subsequent JIA Exam: $299 (Payable in US dollars)

Candidates who fail to take, or fail to pass, a JIA Exam may register for the next scheduled JIA Exam at a discounted rate. In this case, access to the online components (question bank, videos) of the JIA curriculum is extended through the date of the next JIA Exam.

Contact Info

Wendy Malvasio
Designation Specialist
Phone: 877.523.8204
Fax: 608.779.2947
International Phone: 608.779.8327 x2465
Email: [email protected]