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Hours of Study: 15 – 30 Hours

Enrolment Period: 6 Months

What is the USBE exam weighting?

Exam Topics Weighting
Module 1: The State of Small Business in Canada 25%
Module 2: Small Business Rules & Regulations 45%
Module 3: Business Development 30%

What is the USBE exam structure?

Structure Information
Exam 1
Exam Format Online
Exam Duration 1 Hour
Question Format Multiple-choice
Questions Per Exam 25
Attempts Allowed Per Exam
Passing Grade 60%
Assignments None

What Continuing Education (CE) Credits will I earn?


View CE credits for all CSI courses and all associations.

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. More detailed information on CE Credits is available.