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The Canadian Securities Course (CSC) consists of two multiple-choice exams and is a baseline Canadian regulatory requirement to perform securities, mutual fund and alternative funds transactions in many financial services positions.


Exam Success provides powerful study solutions to help CSC exam candidates simplify the path to pass the CSC certification exams... winning solutions that cut the fat, show you how to tackle the overwhelming volume and breadth of material and give you the keys to answer the CSC exam questions (standalone Multiple Choice) the "CSC" way.







CSC Exam Dates


There is lots of flexibility to book exams at different days and times. The Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) gives you the option to write your CSC exam through remote proctoring from any location, including your home, or in-person at a test centre. Test centers are located in select cities across Canada.








CSC Exam Format


The CSC course consists of two multiple-choice exams that must be completed within one year of registration. Exam takers must score at least 60% to pass the exam. The CSC Exam 1 and the CSC Exam 2 are each 2 hours in duration and each CSC exam consists of 100 free-standing multiple choice questions. You don't loose any marks for incorrect answers.








CSC Exam Top FAQ



Registration for CSC Exam 1 & 2 is done through Canadian Securities Institute (https://www.csi.ca). There are no prerequisites.


Registration costs a minimum of C$1180 plus taxes. This fee includes the online textbooks (PDFs) and one CSC Exam 1 attempt and one CSC exam 2 attempt. If you need to take an exam a second or third time (up to three per exam is permitted) you must pay CSI an exam sitting fee of about $300 plus taxes per attempt.

Student Discounts: If you are a College or University register (includes online PDF Volume 1 and Volume 2 textbooks, and a single attempt at CSC Exam 1 and CSC Exam 2) is student, remember to sign up for a CSI student discount of 10%. Visit https://www.csi.ca/student/en_ca/psi/index.xhtml

Employee Benefits: Does your employer fund education? Many organizations provide tuition support (at enrollment or after course completion) as part of the employee compensation package. This may be a way for you to fulfil your goals and reduce your expenses!

Note: If you are writing a CSC exam at an exam center located outside of Canada, you will be responsible for an international exam sitting fee in addition to any exam booking fees.


Once you've enrolled for the CSC exams, studied the material and decided on your exam format (remote proctored or in-person), you are ready to book your exam. Visit https://www.csi.ca/student/en_ca/logon/login.xhtml and log into MyCSI, click on Book / Reschedule / Cancel An Exam (in the right-side menu), and follow the instructions on the screen to choose a time and location that works best for you, within your active enrollment period.

Note: Computer-based exams are available in select cities. The benefit of computer-based exams is that once you finish you find out instantly if you passed or failed. You just have to wait a day or two to find out the exact percentage you got.


Test takers must score 60% or higher to pass each of the CSC Exam 1 and CSC Exam 2 tests.


The CSC exams are challenging because the exam answers choices tend to be very similar to eachother. To confidently pass (get a score of 60% or above), you need to know the material well. Some students spend weeks preparing while others spend months. How long you need to study prior to the exam depends on factors like how much available study time you can or want to allocate. CSI recommends that candidates budget between 135 to 200 hours of studying for the Canadian Securites Course. That said, we often hear from Exam Success students that our materials help them spend less time studying, as much as 50% less than CSI's recommended number. We create our CSC materials based on data and insights from the thousands of CSC exam candidates we've helped pass exam over the past 20+ years.


The topics and topic weights on the CSC exams are subject to change on a year-to-year basis, at the discretion of Canadian Securities Institute. Here are the CSC exam weights by topic for the 2021/2022 CSC Exam 1 and the 2021/2022 CSC Exam 2 (https://www.csi.ca/student/en_ca/courses/csi/csc_info.xhtml):




Topics

(9)
Canadian Securities Institute
CSC Exam 1

(10)
CSC Exam 1
Weights

(100%)
1
The Canadian Investment Marketplace
15%
2
The Economy
13%
3
Features and Types of Fixed-Income Securities
12%
4
Pricing and Trading of Fixed-Income Securities
11%
5
Common and Preferred Shares
13%
6
Equity Transactions
10%
7
Derivatives
10%
8
Corporations and their Financial Statements
8%
9
Financing and Listing Securities
8%



Topics

(9)
Candian Securities Institute
CSC Exam 2

(10)
CSC Exam 2
Weights

(100%)
1
Investment Analysis
18%
2
Portfolio Analysis
18%
3
Mutual Funds
14%
4
Exchange-Traded Funds
10%
5
Alternative Investments,Other Managed and
Structured Products
16%
6
Canadian Taxation
6%
7
Fee-Based Accounts and Working with the
Retail Client
8%
8
Working with the Institutional Client                   
10%







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