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Hours of study: 50 – 65 Hours

Enrolment Period: 1 Year

What is the PDO exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weightings
The Role of the Executive and Canada’s Regulatory Environment 6%
Industry Business Models 18%
The Distribution of Securities 8%
Ethical Decisions and Corporate Governance 12%
Senior Officer and Director Liability 16%
Risk Management in the Securities Industry 12%
Managing Risk in the Financial Sector 12%
Financial Compliance and the Consequences of Noncompliance 16%

What is the PDO 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 80 Questions
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 3
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

What Continuing Education (CE) credits will you earn?

AccreditationCredits
CIRO-ID Compliance10
CSF Mutual Funds10
CSF Compliance 10
CIRO-MF Professional Development20
CIRO-ID Professional Development20
MTI30
PFP Compliance10
CIWM Professional development15
PFP Professional development30
CIM Compliance10
CIM Professional development40
CIWM Compliance10
CFP Practice Management30
QAFP Practice Management30
CIRO-MF Business Conduct - Other8
ADVOCIS Structured Learning CE30

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While CSI makes every effort to ensure that the information is up-to-date, we are unfortunately unable to fully guarantee its accuracy. The information listed in the chart may be subject to change.