The CIS Professional Diploma in Securities and Investment is a foundation course for anyone wishing to start or progress their career within the financial services industry. It has been designed to meet the needs of new entrants to the Securities and Investment industry, providing an overview of all key areas of securities and investment.
It provides candidates with an understanding of the foundational knowledge required to progress to professional levels in securities and investment studies. It, in addition, creates an alternative entry point for those who are desirous of becoming securities and investment professionals, but do not currently have a university degree required to proceed directly to the CIS professional qualification scheme.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination, General Certificate of Education, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination or National Examination Council in not more than two sittings, OND, NCE in any discipline, GCE A Levels, and other equivalent qualifications approved by the Council of the Institute such as ICAN ATS, CIBN Certificate in Banking or any other qualifications approved by the Governing Council of the Institute.
Holders of CIS Stock Market Agent Certificate, university degrees, HND and equivalents who are not sufficiently grounded in finance, securities and investment courses may choose this route on order to acquire relevant knowledge required before proceeding to the professional examinations.
Applicants who are above 25 years of age, with 3 credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in the WASCE/GCE/ NECO and other approved equivalents (Ordinary Level) in not more than two sittings, and with 5 years continuous practical experience in securities and investment operations can also apply.
How to obtain the Qualification
To achieve the CIS Professional Diploma in Securities and Investment you will need to register as a student of CIS and complete two stages of examinations.
Structure of the Qualification
The two stages are structured into modules for convenience of study and to enable a candidate to progress smoothly from basic principles to more strategic issues.