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CISI Capital
Markets Programme

Structure & Content

To achieve a Certificate within the Capital Markets Programme, delegates must pass a regulatory unit and at least one technical unit.

The exams are based on published syllabi, which are reviewed at least annually to reflect changes in the industry and the regulatory environment. The current syllabi can be viewed on the CISI website.

The Kaplan Distance Learning material includes the CISI official workbook and satisfies the CISI compulsory workbook purchase policy.

All exams are delivered by computer based testing (CBT). A worldwide network of test centres is used to ensure flexible scheduling, instant results and ease of completing the exam on screen. The CISI has test centres in over 70 countries. Test centre locations can also be found on the CISI website.

Compulsory course

UK Financial Regulation

Ensures candidates have an understanding of the regulations and legislation that underpin financial markets in the conduct of investment business in the UK.

Choose one or more of these options

  • SecuritiesCovers the features & characteristics of a range of securities products and the market places where they are traded.
  • DerivativesDetails commodities and physical delivery in addition to forwards, futures, swaps, and other derivatives traded in the UK, their links to underlying cash securities.
  • Financial Derivatives Explains forwards, futures, swaps and other derivatives traded in the UK, their links to underlying cash securities.

These units give people advising and/or dealing in these areas the knowledge and skills needed for their job roles.

Unit Study Hours* Course Exam Exam Format Pass Mark
UK Financial Regulation 25 hours 1 Day 75 questions
1 1/2 hours
Multiple choice
Computer based testing
70%
Securities 35 hours 2 Day 100 questions
2 hours
Derivatives 35 hours 2 Day 100 questions
2 hours
Financial Derivatives 35 hours 2 Day 75 questions
1 1/2 hours

*Approximate number of study hours excluding classroom course time

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