Derivatives Fundamentals Course (DFC)

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Hours of study: 60 – 90 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

AccreditationCredits
ADVOCIS Structured Learning CE30
CIM CIM Professional development40
PFP PFP Professional development30
MTI MTI30
CIWM CIWM Professional development15
IIROC Professional Development20

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What is the DFC exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weightings
An Overview of Derivatives 3%
Futures Contracts 40%
Exchange-Traded Options 42%
Swaps 8%
How Investment Funds and Structured Products Use Derivatives 5%
Operational Considerations 2%

What is the DFC 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 65
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

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