Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
If you are a success-driven person who is willing to create excellence in your trading by taking the building blocks and models we supply, then we're willing to guarantee that you will be totally satisfied with the workshops.

In fact, we're willing to offer what is probably the best guarantee that anyone has ever offered you in a trading course.

Come to a Van Tharp Workshop, listen to the discussions and participate in the exercises. If you are not totally satisfied with the courses by noon on the second day (of three-day workshops), just return the workshop materials to a staff member and we'll refund your tuition. You'll get the benefit of the first half of the course and we won't charge you a cent.


Note, this guarantee has a few exceptions. When that is the case we state that on the information page for that particular workshop. However, the majority of our workshops carry the guarantee. Two on-going exceptions are the Oneness Awakening weekend and the Day Trading Systems workshop, which for varying reasons stated on their description pages, do not qualify for the guarantee.

International Workshop Fee: Workshops held in international locations (such as Australia, Germany, etc) have a refund fee. If you request a refund in an international based workshop you will receive a refund of what you paid for the workshop minus a $250 fee. This is because we incur fees when we are away that we do not incur in our home location. This fee is only in the rare occurrence when requesting a refund and leaving in the middle of the workshop.


If you need to cancel the workshop before it starts we do not charge the fee, you receive the full amount paid.

Why Do We Offer Such a Guarantee?
There are two excellent reasons:

First, because we absorb all the initial risk, you'll be more likely to come. And second, our objective is to help you, really help you.

As a result, we are willing to make it very easy for you to attend. We can afford to take all the risk because we know the quality of the courses and the quality of the supplemental materials. Consequently, we know that chances are high that you will be delighted with your experience. If you are happy, you'll want more of our products and services.

Traders who are really committed to astounding success can spend significant amounts of money and time to find the same information which is presented at these courses more effectively.  After attending a Workshop, you'll recognize the quality and value of our services.
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What to Expect When You Attend Our Workshops

The three-day workshops begin at 9:00 a.m.; registration on the first day begins at 8:30 a.m. We suggest that you arrive the evening before the workshop starts. Each course ends at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day.


Dress is casual.

Attendees of our courses come from literally all parts of the world. You will meet all types of traders from all aspects of trading, as well. Through their casual conversations about trading and investing at these events, we often hear how much attendees learn from each other.



Our courses offer a relaxed, noncompetitive environment in which you will learn some of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated trading concepts and strategies available. Our speakers are handpicked by Dr. Tharp for their expertise. They are open, they welcome comments and questions, and they share in Dr. Tharp's philosophy of generously imparting their knowledge.

Materials & Supplies
Most of materials that you need are provided at the workshop. Notebooks are provided for certain workshops. For our more technical workshops, however, we sometimes provide your notes via a flash drive. For these workshops, you will need to bring a laptop. Contact us if you have questions.

If you need to bring a laptop, we will let you know. If you want to bring your laptop regardless, you are welcome to do so. The workshop room has ample electrical outlets (international clients: remember to bring your converters for US outlets). Wireless internet connectivity is available. Note that the Peak Performance workshops do not use tables, so we would recommend not bringing laptops to these workshops.

A community computer and printer are provided for student use which is useful for printing boarding passes or checking your email.


We also provide workshop necessities such as paper pads, notebooks, flash drives when needed, pens, etc.

Course Schedules
Registration on the first day begins at 8:30 a.m.
The three-day courses begin at 9:00 a.m.
Courses end at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day.

When traveling to a three-day course, it is best to arrive the evening before.
See Travel and Hotels for information about making your travel arrangements.

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What You Should Do Before Attending

We highly recommend that you read Dr. Tharp's books before attending a workshop. Ideally we'd like to see you come in having read several of them, but at a minimum read the following.


If you are attending any of the Peak Performance workshops, Oneness, or Blueprint for Trading Success, read Trading Beyond the Matrix first.


If you are attending How to Develop A Winning Trading Systems or one of the Systems related workshops (Day Trading, Swing, Forex), read Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom before attending.



Where are the Courses Offered

All workshops (other than international locations) are held in Cary, North Carolina, USA, at the Van Tharp Institute’s on-site workshop facility. (See Hotels and Travel section below for international locations)

Facility Address

102A Commonwealth Court
Cary, NC 27511


See Travel and Your Stay in NC for information about making your travel arrangements and hotels.

Click to See More Photos of our Facility
Dress in layers. We find that while one person is too warm another is too cool; short sleeves with a jacket or sweater work best for your comfort.

Coffee, beverages, bottled water and healthy snacks are provided throughout each workshop day. Lunch is not provided on site, but there are several restaurants within walking distance.

Our workshop room has comfortable seating, a large projector screen and a smaller ”smart board” screen. Maximum capacity (with tables) is 30 students, so you will be able to hear and see well from every seat.

We have staff on-site to help you know where to go for lunch, call a cab, give you directions to mall, and assist you with whatever might arise.
video screens
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Hotels for Cary North Carolina

Hotels Near Our NC Workshop Location click here.


Click here to see of list of recommended hotels. Note that the top two hotels have week-day shuttles and Homewood Suites offers week-end service as well.

These four hotels are close together and are where most clients stay. This makes catching rides and after hours dinner plans more convenient. If you are not getting a rental car we strongly advise you stay at one of these four.


If you know other students and wish to share a room, consider the Homewood Suites.


Do not hesitate to let us know if you have questions. Call 919-466-0043.

Comfort Inn


Click for Hotels Near VTI

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Hotel for London, England October 2018

Join us in October at the the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street hotel situated within minutes of the stylish shopping districts, and within walking distance of the West End Theatres. Each of the 174 bedrooms has an elegant blend of lavish furnishings, marble bathrooms and cutting edge technology, including flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Book soon to ensure you can stay in the same hotel as the workshops.


Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel


9-13 Bloomsbury Street
Nr Covent Garden
London  WC1B 3QD
LAT: 51.5176 LONG: -0.1277

Bedroom Reservations:

Phone: + 44 (0)20 7636 5601


Use the link below for special rates for Van Tharp Institute Students.

Click the photo to the right for a general link to the hotel.


The ultimate blend of luxury and contemporary style.

Hotel for Sydney, Australia, March 2018

Sydney, Australia 2018

All three workshops held in Sydney, Austraila in March 2018 will be at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney.


We suggest you book early to ensure you can reserve your room at the same location as the workshops.


To book your room or for more information use this information below:


Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney
72 Liverpool Street, Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 8268 8888


To see the workshop schedule, click here.


Sydney AU


Radisson, Liverpool Street, Sydney

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Car Rental, Airport, Etc. (North Carolina Only)

Book your flight arriving to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Click here for more information about RDU.

Car rentals are recommended.
Click for information about renting a car from RDU airport.

When traveling to a three-day course, it is best to arrive the evening before. 
To help determine your arrival and departure times, see What to Expect When You Attend Our Workshops.


Click to see map from location of the top three recommended hotels to VTI.

RDU Airport


Click for Hotels Near VTI

Meet the Team


Click here to see some of the people you may meet during your stay.


About Raleigh/Cary, NC

golfRaleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. Cary is a suburb of Raleigh. Other nearby cities include Durham and Chapel Hill. The area is known as the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a globally prominent, high-technology research and development center.

Our strong university system, which includes Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and a number of other area universities/colleges, gives us one of the highest per capita Ph.D. populations in the US.

We are in driving distance of the beach (2-4 hours), the mountains (3-4 hrs), Charlotte (3 hrs), Washington D.C. (5 hrs) and Atlanta (7 hrs). North Carolina beaches and mountains are known for their beauty and are popular vacation spots.


NC is well-known for its golf courses. The world renowned Pinehurst Resort is only a one hour drive from Cary.


Go to for fun ideas or go to or







Photos courtesy of the
NC Dept of Travel and Tourism.





















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How to Save $500-$700 and Other Discounts

Early Enrollment Discounts
Most workshops have a $700 early enrollment discount that expires about three weeks before the start of the workshop.

This is our best offer and we encourage all students to take advantage of this pricing.

Check the workshops course list to determine which discounts are offered.

Bring a Friend and You Both Deduct an Additional $200!
If you bring a colleague who is new to Van Tharp Institute (not already a customer or subscriber), you can both deduct another $200 off the price, even if you take advantage of the early enrollment discount offer! (Discount applies to workshops priced at $2,295 or above.)


If using this discount, call to register. The shopping cart registration system does not deduct the "Bring a Friend" discount. Contact us at 800-385-4486 or +1-919-466-0043.


From time to time, special discounts are offered for courses. Back-to-back workshops generally offer an additional discount when attending both.  Check the workshop schedule to learn more.

We always send out notices and reminders regarding dates and special offers to subscribers of our Tharp's Thoughts Newsletter.
Be sure to subscribe if you'd like to get these notifications.

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How to Get a Custom-Designed Workshop
We can tailor a workshop to a topic, to your group size, to your location and more.
Call 800-385-4486 to learn more. As an initial point of reference see Consultations with Dr. Tharp.
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