Hours of study: 35 – 45 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What is the BCO exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weightings
The Role of a Branch Compliance Officer 6%
Mutual Funds Industry Regulation 12%
Registration Requirements 12%
Account Opening 14%
Disclosure and Suitability Requirements 24%
Mutual Funds Performance Evaluation 8%
Dealing with Complaints 6%
Sales Representatives Supervision and Control Systems 18%

What is the BCO exam structure?

Structure Information
Exams 1
Exam Format Proctored (remote or in-person at a test centre)
Exam Duration 2 hours
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Exam 80*
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

* If you enrolled before July 5, 2023, your BCO exam will be 3 hours long and will consist of 90 questions.

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

CFP Practice Management30
FSRA Life Insurance13
ICS Life Insurance5
CIM Compliance12
PFP Compliance3
PFP Professional development9
CIWM Compliance3
CIWM Professional development12
AIC Life Insurance13
QAFP Practice Management30
CSF Compliance 10
CSF Mutual Funds10
CIRO-MF Professional Development10
CIRO-MF Business Conduct - Other10

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