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Who We Are

Exam Success is Canada's premier online financial services exam prep provider with a proven method for CFA®, CFP®, QAFP®, CIM® and CSC® Program candidates on the rise.

We teach the right stuff with the right motivation and direction, completely free of the complexities and unnecessary extras that add stress and slow you down — so you can breeze over the exam passing score and never look back.

Award-nominated and internationally respected, Exam Success is based in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 1999 by Canadian test prep dynamo, Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI.

We're the no-nonsense exam prep experts that help future-proof careers and better lives.

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How We Work for You

With Exam Success, the heavy lifting is done for you.

Prof. Gordon's powerful online study solutions cut the time-wasting distractions and pain points, clear up the fog, fire you up, and show you the "sweet spot" for studying — so you can get the exam edge and still have time to do the things you REALLY enjoy.

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1000s of Success Stories

Most Exam Success students come from word of mouth.

We’ve learned from 2 decades in business, that truly satisfying our students is the best marketing strategy to sustain and grow our company. If you entrust Exam Success as your prep partner, you can be sure we'll do whatever it takes to earn your respect and referrals too.

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100s of Organizations

We've helped thousands of candidates, from hundreds of the world's top investment management, financial planning, securities and learning institutions, pass their high-stakes exams — quick, no sweat.

  • » Investors Group
  • » J.P. Morgan
  • » Manulife Financial
  • » Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • » Queen's University
  • » RBC

  • » Bank of America
  • » BMO Asset Management
  • » BlackRock
  • » CIBC World Markets Inc.
  • » HSBC Canada
  • » Harvard University

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Chartered Financial Analyst®
Level I, II, III


Certified Financial Planner®


Chartered Investment Manager®


Canadian Securities Course®
Exam 1, 2

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Chartered Financial Analyst

The gold standard designation in the financial services industry.

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CFP & QAFP Learning Resources

Study Notes
Learning Examples
Practice Questions
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Chartered Investment Manager

Provide discretionary investment management services for your clients.

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Canadian Securities Course

Advance your career in the financial services industry.

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