Certified Young Investment Analyst (CYIA™)

The highest honor within the Young Investors Society is to be awarded a Certified Young Investment Analyst (CYIA™) Designation.

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.

What it means to earn the Certified Young Investment Analyst (CYIA™) Designation:

  • That you’ve mastered the fundamentals of stock analysis.
  • That you’ve studied for and passed a rigorous examination, that covers advanced financial concepts.
  • That you maintain a stellar GPA.
  • That you’re uniquely prepared to major in business, finance or accounting.


  • Be an active member of Young Investors Society
  • Pass the 60 question CYIA™ exam (50% pass rate). The exam will be available August 1-30, 2020. 
    • Online Timed Test – 1 hour
    • Suggested Study Time – 50 hours
    • Multiple choice, 60 question exam
    • Exam is based on three books
  • The CYIA™ 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 the open exam period. Next Exam date: August 1-30, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Contact the Young Investors Network for Group registration