Canadian Securities Course™

This is an entry-level course offered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) that allows an individual to become a qualified mutual fund representative. Completion of the Canadian Securities Course™ (CSC™) is also one of the first required steps in pursuing a career that involves trading securities and providing investment advice to clients.

Exam Details

Time Limit: 2 hours per exam
Cost: Varies
Number of Questions: 100 questions per exam
Passing Score: 60% per exam
Format: Multiple Choice
Prerequisites: Not applicable. However, it is usually common practice to complete the Canadian Securities Course (CSC™) prior to the CPH course.
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 Current Canadian Securities Course™ consists of two volumes of textbooks

Exam 1

 

The Canadian Investment Marketplace

16%

The Economy

13%

Features and Types of Fixed-Income Securities

12%

Pricing and Trading of Fixed-Income Securities

11%

Common and Preferred Shares

13%

Equity Transactions

10%

Derivatives

10%

Financing and Listing Securities

7%

Corporations and their Financial Statements

8%

Exam 2

 

Fundamental and Technical Analysis

12%

Company Analysis

10%

Introduction to the Portfolio Approach

12%

The Portfolio Management Process

10%

Mutual Funds

14%

Segregated and Hedge Funds

8%

Other Managed and Structured Products

13%

Canadian Taxation

6%

Working with the Retail Client

5%

Working with the Institutional Client

10%

 

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