Branch Compliance Officer’s Course (BCO)

Hours of study: 35 – 45 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

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

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What is the BCO exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weightings
The Role of a Branch Compliance Officer 6%
Mutual Funds Industry Regulation 12%
Registration Requirements 13%
Account Opening 13%
Disclosure and Suitability Requirements 24%
Mutual Funds Performance Evaluation 8%
Sales Representatives Supervision and Control Systems 18%
Dealing with Complaints 6%

What is the BCO exam structure?

Structure Information
Exams 1
Exam Format Proctored (remote or in-person at a test centre)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Exam 90
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

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