Accolades & Achievements

Pro-level training and tools. Just ask the pros.

Discover what the professionals have to say about Investools education and technology. And why even financial professionals are turning to Investools for quality education that helps them serve their clients even better.

Advanced investing tools built by traders for traders.

Investools students learn to trade on powerful tools created by traders for traders. Many of our stock and options screeners were developed by our most experienced traders to support elite trading strategies.

As an Investools student, you'll also practice trading without risking a dime in our simulated trading platform, called paperMoney®. You'll be using advanced technology very similar to the thinkorswim from TD Ameritrade platform favored by many veteran traders. If you're a TD Ameritrade client, chances are this is the platform you use to trade today. If you're not yet a TD Ameritrade client, you'll be building skills that you can start using as soon as you're ready to enter the markets for real.

Where the pros go to train: a CFP®‡ Board-Registered education provider.

A Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP) receives extensive training in all aspects of financial planning. And when it comes to earning credits toward their continuing education (CE) requirements, CFPs want to do the right thing for their clients, as well as themselves.

That's why Investools became a CFP® Board-Registered CE Sponsor – to offer Certified Financial Planners the opportunity to earn up to 94.5 CE Credits.** We also know that whenever financial professionals attend our workshops, they bring their expertise with them, raising the level of dialogue among all students – professional and non-professional alike.

Investools is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

An education approved by internationally recognized experts.

Investools Inc. has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, Investools from TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. has demonstrated compliance with the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice.

IACET describes itself as "the premier standard-setting organization for continuing education and training providers." Obtaining IACET approval gives our students the confidence that Investools education rises to the level of "best in class" IACET Authorized Providers.

Start taking control in a Free* Investing Training online class.

Take this FREE* 45-minute investment training webcast and start learning to profit in any market with stocks.

Get a quick start with our Investing Foundation Program.

Start racing toward your goals with two courses, a wealth of easy-to-use tools, and our top-tier coaching support, in the program that helps you start managing your own portfolio.


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TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. acquired Investools to offer premier trading education to independent investors. Now you can benefit from our affiliation.


In 25 years, we've seen it all.

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For over a quarter century, under every market condition, Investools has taught more than 500,000 to trade with confidence.


How the Investools Method® works for real students.

Listen to real students explain how our system helped them get serious about trading. Over half a million Investools students have learned the skills to trade with confidence. Join them and get the experience you need to succeed.

What Our Students Say:

"The [Investing Foundation] class ... helped me understand and read graphs ... It gave me confidence."
– Maximiliano Sanchez, Investools Student**

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