Which institute is best for the training of Canadian Security test?

Author : Janice thompson | Published On : 25 Sep 2021

The CSC exam can at first glance seem daunting. The materials are thick with small font, and the language can seem deep and convoluted. The best way to study is to separate the actual learning objectives by chapter, from the extra and unrequired examples and repeated points. I made some tip sheets. Please see the link below to a clear study notes document. Its all you need. Good luck with your exam.

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC) is a passage level instructive program offered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Successful completion of the program and exam allows an individual to work in the Canadian securities industry as a registered securities representative for a securities broker. The CSC can also be used to meet the educational requirements necessary to sell and trade mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), stocks, and fixed income assets.


This may seem too simplistic, but this is how I did mine:

  1. Answer all the questions, at the end of each chapter, of the book you are using - including all the exercises
  2. Do all the practice questions, within the suggested time required.
  3. Find a comprehensive reviewer, and start answering actual exam questions, from previous years.
  4. If you’re doing this, as part of your company’s continuing education program, ask for support - by way of “in-house” study materials - most of them have…
  5. Join a study group, if you can find one and be an active member.

When I did it, the Canadian Securities Institute offered a weekend preparation seminar which I took and which I thought was well done. In some cities I understand that the CSI (or perhaps local colleges) offer a series of evening seminars to help you prep for the exam. One other suggestion would be to try to get hold of a copy of the textbook before you start and spend a couple of months reading it at a rate of one chapter a day to get a good headstart