To become a Fellow of CSI (FCSI®), applicants must complete the below requirements.
The FCSI® requires applicants to complete an approved education path.
FCSI® applicants must have at least 7 years of financial services work experience within the last 10 years prior to being granted the Fellowship. CSI will assess all FCSI® applicants for compliance with the experience requirements.
Misstated or fraudulent reporting of experience will be reported to the Designation Ethics Committee as a violation of the FCSI® Code of Ethics and will be considered according to the Ethical Misconduct Process.
When applying for the FCSI® you must commit to the FCSI® Code of Ethics.
You are also required to agree to the terms of the FCSI® Trademark License Agreement, which grants you the right to use the FCSI® trademarks in your own marketing.
The initial application fee is $325 and includes your license fee for the year, your commitment to the maintenance requirements and your Fit and Proper Declaration.
If you have met the above requirements, apply now, and harness your potential with the FCSI®.
Provide contact information for an individual who is either a direct supervisor or a sponsor who is a practicing FCSI® and who will endorse your application.
CSI holds itself to the highest standards of honesty, transparency and fairness when dealing with clients, students, fellowship holders and regulators.
We are committed to ensuring impartiality in carrying out our FCSI® certification activities (e.g., certification examination results and other decisions related to granting designations). We actively manage conflicts of interest to ensure objectivity.
Learn more about the appeals policies and processes for certification examinations.
To appeal other certification decisions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.