The Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice provides investment advisors with advanced and practical advisory knowledge—enabling them to stand out in a highly competitive financial industry. This certificate also serves as an interim certificate that puts you on the path to the Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) designation for high-net-worth wealth management and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation for discretionary investment management.
Expert knowledge in these areas will enable you to offer advanced advice to your retail clients and stand out in a highly competitive industry.
This certificate is also on the path to the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation.
In addition to the Investment Management Techniques (IMT®) course, individuals seeking the Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice must complete one of the following: Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC®) or Personal Financial Planner (PFP®) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations. Please note the PFPC®, PFP® and CFP® are NOT required for the CIM® designation, only for the Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice. For more information on work experience requirements, click here.
The Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice is not required to attain the CIM® designation.
Students can also achieve the Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice by completing the Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) + Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC) + Investment Management Techniques (IMT®) course.
External Designation Recognitions are subject to CSI’s External Designation Recognition policy and fee.
Registered advisors working in a securities firm (IIROC platform) in an investment advisory capacity who are looking to enhance their knowledge to better serve their retail clients.