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Become a leader in your firm with the help of the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (PDO). Designed to strengthen your understanding of procedures, rules and practices that are essential to managing an investment dealer, mutual fund dealer firm, exempt market dealer, portfolio manager, or scholarship plan dealer. The PDO will prepare you to take your career to the next level.

Newly appointed executives (considered to be the “mind and management”) and Directors (on a Board or similar position) of an investment dealer are required to complete the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Qualifying Examination for your appointment to be approved. The PDO is also one step towards meeting the regulatory requirements to become a chief compliance officer of a mutual fund dealer.

What skills will you develop?

The PDO prepares you for additional responsibility by strengthening your grasp of the procedures, rules and practices that govern an investment firm. Learn about managing your organization’s financial and sales compliance requirements and gain recognition and approval from CIRO.

Who should enrol?

Enrol in the PDO if you’re looking to become a senior leader within your firm in these roles:

  • Executive
  • Partner
  • Director
  • Senior Officer
  • Compliance Officer