Hours of study: 95 – 135 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What is the DFOL exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weightings
An Overview of Derivatives 3%
Futures Contracts 11%
Exchange Traded Options 14%
Swaps 7%
How Investment Funds and Structured Products Use Derivatives 6%
A Review of the Risk and Reward Profiles of Common Option Strategies 16%
Opening and Maintaining Option Accounts 25%
The Role of Clearing Corporations and Exchanges in Listed Options Trading 10%
Contract Adjustments and Special Considerations and Risks of Non-Equity Options 8%

What is the DFOL 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 100*
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

* If you enrolled before December 6, 2023, your DFOL exam will consist of 110 questions.

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

AccreditationCredits
ADVOCIS Structured Learning CE30
MTI30
CIM Professional development40
PFP Professional development30
CIWM Professional development15
CSF General Subjects 10
CSF Compliance 10
CSF Mutual Funds10
IIROC Professional Development20
MFDA Professional Development20

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