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Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice

CSI's Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice recognizes investment advisors who have gone beyond the minimum licensing requirements to obtain advanced and more specialized knowledge.

With this certificate, you will be recognized for your sophisticated expertise in:

  • Evaluating investor personality types through behavioural finance techniques
  • Evaluating the merits of traditional and non-traditional investment products
  • Identifying advantages, disadvantages and methods of international investing
  • Managing your clients investment risk

Expert knowledge in these areas will enable you to offer advanced advice to your retail clients and stand out in a highly competitive industry.

The Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice also serves as an interim certificate that puts you on the path to the Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) designation for high-net-worth wealth management and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation for discretionary investment management.

NOTICE – 5 YEAR RULE: The educational path must be completed not more than 5 years prior to being granted the certificate. If an individual has exceeded the 5 year time line, completion of the highest level requirement in the educational path (or equivalent) will be required prior to being granted the certificate.

Who Should Enrol

Registered advisors working in a securities firm (IIROC platform) in an investment advisory capacity who are looking to enhance their knowledge to better serve their retail clients.

Completion of this certificate also leads to the following credential:


This certificate will help you:

  • Share advanced insights with your retail clients and help them make better investment decisions
  • Use behavioural finance techniques to identify your clients' risk tolerance
  • Use special techniques to manage your clients portfolio risk
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of international investing
  • Evaluate the array of non-traditional investment products and portfolio solutions available in today's retail market

The Certificate in Advanced Investment Advice also acts as an interim certificate, allowing you to build on your credentials and work towards the Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designations.