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Investment Representative Training Program (30-day) (IRT)



CSI's Investment Representative Training Program fulfills the general knowledge requirements of IIROC's 30-day training program for new investment representatives and can be used to complement your firm's internal training program.

Theory and practice covered by the Investment Representative Training Program includes:

  • Investment representatives roles and responsibilities
  • Capital markets and trading mechanics
  • Equity, fixed-income, and managed product operations
  • Stock exchange trading rules
  • Account operations and transactions

IRT is offered as an online course and includes self administered quizzes to help assess your understanding of the program materials. A final online test is also included - Note that course assessment is an employer responsibility.

Topic Coverage:

Module 1: Overview of Capital Markets

  • Lesson 1: Capital Markets Refresher
  • Lesson 2: Stock Exchange Trading Rules
  • Lesson 3: Equity Trader Roles and Duties
  • Lesson 4: Mechanics of Trading on the Fixed Income Markets
  • Lesson 5: Realities of a Multi-Market Universe

Module 2: The Role and Responsibilities of the Investment Representative: Discount Broker and Sales Assistant

  • Lesson 1: The Discount Brokerage Industry
  • Lesson 2: Permissible Activities of Investment Representatives
  • Lesson 3: Integrity of the Investment Representative
  • Lesson 4: Safeguarding Market Integrity

Module 3: Opening and Maintaining Accounts

  • Lesson 1: Account Opening Procedures and Documentation
  • Lesson 2: Cash and Margin Account Rules
  • Lesson 3: Account Operations
  • Lesson 4: Communicating Trading Information to Customers

Module 4: Transactions

  • Lesson 1: Giving Quotes and Trading Information
  • Lesson 2: Equity Operations
  • Lesson 3: Fixed-Income Operations
  • Lesson 4: Managed Product Operations
  • Lesson 5: Back Office Trade Operations
Quiz Format Online
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 25 questions
Attempts Allowed Unlimited
Passing Grade 60%
Enrolment Period 1 year

This course can be extended by 1 year for a fee of $250. You can view CSI extension fees here. Your enrolment period can only be extended one time.

Important: During a student's enrolment period, CSI may update this course. In that case, details about the update and how it may affect students will be posted online via My CSI. Students are held responsible for and are examinable on the content in the course textbook(s) provided at the time of enrollment unless stated otherwise in My CSI. Students are encouraged to check My CSI regularly throughout their enrolment period.

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