Conduct and Practices Handbook™

A course, offered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), that allows a finance professional who advises clients, takes clients orders, supervises branch activities and/or executes trades as a principal or agent, to gain proficiency on the rules and regulations associated with the investment industry.

Exam Details

Time Limit: 3 hours
Cost: Varies
Number of Questions: 120
Passing Score: 60%
Format: Multiple Choice
Prerequisites: N/A
Exam Date: Varies according to the Canadian city in which the exam will be written. Please see CSIs schedule here.
Exam Locations: Canada; Computer-based exams also available in Toronto and Montreal
Offical Exam Website: Canadian Securities Institute


Exam Topic Weights

The Conduct and Practices Handbook course consists of one textbook, which is provided by the Canadian Securities Institute upon enrollment. Be sure to check for updates in the CSI Interactive section. You are required to log-in to access updates to the textbook. If an update was made prior to June but after January of the same year, the update is examinable beginning in June. If an update is released after June but before January of the following year, the update is examinable at the beginning of January. The CSI provides a list of release dates and when the material is examinable.

CPH Exam Topic Weights By Section


Financial Professionals
  1. Retirement Savings

    How Compounding Benefits Your Retirement Savings

  2. Retirement Living

    Delay in Retirement Savings Costs More in the Long Run

  3. Career / Compensation

    Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

  4. Budgeting & Savings

    Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

  5. Budgeting & Savings

    Your Car: Fixer-Upper or Scrap Metal?

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