Markets help corporations reduce price risk and mitigate unexpected expenses or losses.

Markets help farmers weather climate uncertainty and offset risks on next year’s crop.

Markets help pension funds protect portfolio values and fulfill retiree goals.

Markets help utilities manage supply & demand, and plan for future infrastructure investments.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


New! Online Testing For Futures Industry Exams

NFA Futures Industry Proficiency Exams are now being provided remotely online, in addition to local Prometric testing centers. Remote exams will be proctored through the webcam-equipped computers and proctors will use the webcam and other online tools to ensure fair testing.

See details in the section on Remote Online Testing 

New, Virtual Courses

The IFM is rolling our a series of live, virtual courses that are cost-effective to deliver and more affordable for learners.

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Upcoming Events

Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Virtual Live. Two 90-sessions over 2 days.
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options (also applicable to Series 3 Exam)

Virtual Live. 2-hour sessions over 5 days.
Start Date

Leaving LIBOR: Understanding and Managing the Transition

Virtual Live. Two 90-minute sessions over 2 days.
Start Date



FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in Washington, London, Brussels and Singapore.

Futures Fundamentals

Free education: With clear, easy-to-understand content, the Futures Fundamentals’ website explains the role futures play in our everyday lives and the importance of derivatives markets.


As a government agency, the CFTC promotes the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC provides background information about firms and individuals in the derivatives industry, as well as regulatory and non-regulatory actions.