Become a TPH or Member of Cboe Options Exchanges

Cboe is focused on powering the potential of our Trading Permit Holders to achieve their business objectives in a way that benefits all investors. We know there are many venues today's traders can use to execute their trades. At Cboe, our team works diligently to ensure our markets are leaders in execution quality for our Trading Permit Holders and that our Trading Permit Holders have access to cutting-edge tools and services that better help them manage their risk while executing their trading strategies.

We constantly strive to provide our Trading Permit Holders with a world class trading experience, including:

  • Innovative Tools to Manage Risk
  • Great Technology Backed by Great People
  • World-Class Market Surveillance & Supervision

Experience a better market – become a Trading Permit Holder today.

Step 1: Documentation

Complete and sign the following documents and send them with any other required documentation to Membership Services.

Additional required forms are available in the Document Library.

Membership Services

Phone: +1.312.786.7449
Fax: +1.312.786.8140
Email: [email protected]
Cboe Global Markets, Attn. Membership Services
433 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Step 2: Connection

Firms can connect to the Cboe Options Exchange and the C2 Options Exchange directly or via a service provider. To learn about connectivity to Cboe Options and C2 Options, view our Connectivity Manuals in the Document Library.

Cboe Options and C2 Options support order entry in both Binary (BOE) and FIX formats. Please see the Document Library for links to the technical specifications for Cboe Options and C2 Options.

If you trade via a Service Bureau, please return an executed copy of the Service Bureau Agreement, countersigned by your Service Bureau.

After your connection to Cboe Options and C2 Options is established, you'll place your first trade to verify the clearing. Then, you're ready to enjoy the benefits Cboe Options and C2 Options provide.

Trade Desk

Phone: +1.913.815.7001
Email: [email protected]


The Cboe Options Exchanges offer competitive pricing coupled with incentives to drive strong market quality, which means customers can take advantage of a solid pool of liquidity at reasonable prices.

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