Options Education Center

CBOE's educational initiatives come together in a comprehensive, online learning hub that offers option investors a foundation to build their knowledge and confidence when trading. Our innovative Education Snapshot takes personalized learning to a new level. Mastering option concepts and strategies has never been more entertaining than with our online game, OptionQuestSM. Gain 24/7 access to our online courses, webcasts and more.

Your Education Snapshot:

New Webinar:

Simply for Women

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This half-day webinar is designed to help you understand the basic concepts of options.

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Basic Webinar:

Simply the Basics

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This a half-day webinar allows our knowledgeable instructors, to take you by the hand as you take baby steps toward understanding basic option concepts.

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Advanced Seminar - Chicago, IL:

Options Extreme

VIX Options

This 1-day classroom experience discusses the consistent application of advanced strategies and risk management to generate monthly income.

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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.


The Options Institute offers seminars that are developed for investors with all levels of options knowledge. One and two-day seminars, taught by industry professionals, are designed to help students make better trading choices in all types of market conditions. Find the class that meets your options trading needs.


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.

Education for Professionals

Programs by The Options Institute designed to provide option professionals with various tools and opportunities for professional continuing education credit.

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.


The options strategy game that will challenge your knowledge and help sharpen your trading skills. Whether you have just set sail to explore the world of options or conquered the "Greeks" in the jungles of option pricing, OptionQuest will be a daring adventure for you.

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