New Entrants Course (NEC)

Hours of study: 100 – 148 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

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What is the NEC exam weighting?

Exam Topics Chapter Details Weightings
The Canadian Investment Marketplace CSC® Volume 1: Chapter 1 5%
The Economy CSC® Volume 1: Chapters 4, 5 7%
Investment Products CSC® Volumes 1 & 2: Chapters 6, 7, 8, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23 25%
Canadian Taxation and Fee-Based Accounts CSC® Volume 2: Chapters 24, 25 16%
The Regulatory Environment and Ethics CPH®: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 9 16%
Opening Client Accounts CPH®: Chapters 4, 5 13%
Maintaining Client Accounts CPH®: Chapters 6, 7, 8 18%

What is the NEC 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 75
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

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