CSI has a collaborative agreement with Advocis to offer Advocis members an expanded range of continuing education and professional development courses focused on the securities markets.
IIROC is the self-regulatory organization that oversees all securities dealers in Canada. CSI is IIROC’s primary proficiency partner. By completing specific CSI courses, you’re on your way to meeting the requirements for the IIROC’s registration categories. Completing the Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) is the base securities course requirement for a Registered Representative (Investment Advisor). See the list of IIROC licensing courses offered by CSI.
The MFDA oversees all mutual fund dealers and representatives. CSI courses are accredited by the MFDA. Completing the Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) or Investment Funds in Canada (IFC) Course meets the application requirements needed for licensing as a mutual fund salesperson. Completion of the Branch Compliance Officer’s (BCO) Course meets the Branch Compliance Officer licensing requirements.
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators. The CSA sets licensing requirements for several roles in the securities sector in Regulation 31-103. Several CSI courses are recognized in this rule.