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?

CFP Practice Management30
ADVOCIS Structured Learning CE30
CIM CIM Professional development40
PFP PFP Compliance3
PFP PFP Professional development30
CIM CIM Compliance10
CIWM CIWM Compliance3
CIWM CIWM Professional development15
QAFP Practice Management30
CSF Compliance 10
CSF Mutual Funds10
IIROC Compliance10
MFDA Business Conduct - Other8
MFDA Professional Development20
IIROC Professional Development20

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