Browser and System Requirements

The Cboe website has been optimized for use with the following:

Operating Systems:

Windows 7 or higher


Internet Explorer 9 or higher
FireFox 35 or higher
Chrome 40 or higher
Safari 7 or higher
(see "Required Browsers, Media Players and Plug-ins" below to download updated versions*)

Please note that although many previous versions of Windows and other operating systems and browsers may work on the majority of the site, the above versions are those which were tested. Select areas of contain more complex code however, which may cause non-supported operating systems and browsers to fail while performing certain functions.

Screen Resolution:

The minimum required screen resolution to view the site properly is 1280x1024.

Required Browsers, Media Players and Plug-ins:

To fully utilize all areas of, you may wish to download and install the most current web browser and/or plug-in versions, which are available for free from product manufacturer websites:

Internet Explorer:


Windows Silverlight:
Options Institute Video Hub and audio files within Cboe's Online Courses area may require the latest version of Silverlight.

Note regarding Silverlight - The first time you access the Options Institute system, you may be automatically prompted to install the Silverlight plug-in.

Adobe Reader:
Many documents available for download require Adobe Reader.

Excel Viewer:
Various reports are available in .xls or .csv format and require Excel in order to view them. If you do not own this application, Microsoft offers a free Excel Viewer.


If you have any questions, please visit the Contact Cboe form located at the following web address:

*Cboe is not recommending that our site visitors download and/or install software from the web sites above, nor can we offer technical assistance if you choose to do so.