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The Gold Standard in Options Education

The Options Institute, now in its 30th year, continues to set the bar for investor education worldwide. With deep expertise, tools and interactive resources, our world-renowned center can help novice and advanced investors alike more effectively use options and volatility strategies to manage risk and achieve their goals. Ultimately, we empower investors with precise and flexible means to achieve their targeted outcomes.

Delivering customized programs for Active Learners

  • Full range of programs: our custom programs cover all levels of options trading - from basic options fundamentals, to trading complex strategies, to managing client positions.
  • Our innovative approach: experienced trading professionals bring our Active Learning philosophy to life. Their focus is to help you practically apply your knowledge, whether you seek to mitigate risk, generate income, manage volatility or safeguard your capital.
  • Dynamic quality curriculum: we introduce new concepts and competencies at the right stage, while also maintaining the right balance of theory, strategy and hands-on simulations.

Dedicated to Investor Education Globally

The Options Institute continues to grow and lead the way for greater understanding of options products in an increasingly global marketplace. Our experienced instructors collaborate with institutions and exchanges worldwide, including:

  • Educational Consulting
  • Locally Tailored Programming
  • Educational Forums


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Take a 45 minute tour of Cboe and visit the trading floor during market hours!

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Getting Started

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned options trader, The Options Institute at Cboe offers the right curriculum to help advance your options knowledge.

Online Courses

The Options Institute's online courses are designed to help investors of every level gain a fuller understanding of options concepts and strategies. These self-paced interactive courses take an in-depth look at a variety of topics from option fundamentals to trading complex strategies and managing positions.


Register to view live presentations that cover various options-related topics and enable you to interact directly with the presenter or examine our extensive list of webcasts available for on-demand viewing.

Ask the Institute

Your source for answers to questions about option concepts, strategies, and terminology. A new question and answer is published each week. Submit a question and it could be chosen for publication!

Educational Tours

Our educational tours allow visitors to encounter the fast-paced environment of the nation's largest options marketplace and engage in its rich history.


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