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At CSI, the well-being of our valued learners and employees is our highest priority. Given the seriousness of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the danger of contagion, effective March 16, 2020, we have suspended all in-person exams in Canada and internationally until further notice. Click here to read more about the precautionary actions we are taking during these difficult times.


Covid-19 - CSI Updates

March 24:
Payment through Certified cheques and Money Orders have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

March 19:
CSI in discussion with regulators to accommodate students impacted by delayed exams.

March 16:
All CSI exams suspended in Canada and internationally until further notice.

March 13:
CSI released email announcing exam cancellations as of March 16.

March 6:
Notice on CSI website to students to declare exposure to or symptoms of Covid-19 to sit in-person exams.


We're here to support you.

The continued spread of Covid-19 in Canada and around the world has understandably raised concerns for you and your families. At Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), the well-being of our valued learners and employees is of the deepest concern to us. We want you to know that your safety will remain our top priority as this situation continues to evolve.

We are taking important steps to help you stay protected.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and are following the latest guidance from local, provincial and federal health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada, to ensure that our practices are aligned with the latest recommendations.

In-person exams suspended.

Given the seriousness of the virus and the danger of contagion, effective March 16, 2020, CSI has suspended all in-person exams in Canada and internationally until further notice. We are working towards re-opening the exam sessions based on guidelines and recommendations from public officials, and our conversations with IIROC and other regulators. We recommend you monitor this webpage for further updates.

Regulatory requirements.

Many students must meet IIROC requirements. We worked very closely with IIROC to ensure that registrants would not be penalized by the exam suspension. IIROC recognizes the need to be flexible in light of the current pandemic.  Accordingly, IIROC will be supportive of hardship exemption requests to extent course deadlines submitted by current registrants for reasons related to the current pandemic. We will keep you posted with additional information from IIROC, the MFDA, and provincial securities regulators.

Course Deadlines and Extensions.

We know that students have a time limit within which they must have taken their exam. Given the situation, we proactively decided to extend every student whose course expiry is in March, April or May by three months automatically in order to given them the opportunity to sit their exam once we begin offering our exams. We gave the three month buffer not because we expect to halt exams for three months, but rather to allow for the backlog of exams once our exams are back online. We do not at this time know how long the COVID-19 crisis will last, so we cannot predict when exams will resume. We will continue to monitor the situation and, if needed, will extend the deadline for exams as necessary. Rest assured we will resume exams as soon as we can.

Learn with us remotely.

You can do most of your learning online using your laptop or other mobile devices, wherever you are–including course registrations, curriculum and support tools access. Visit our website. Please note that we have temporarily suspended all payments through Certified cheques and Money Orders until further notice owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. We are only accepting payment via major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa and AmericanExpress. Since the CSI staff is working remotely, we request that you do not send any documentation or forms via fax, courier or postal mail.

Connect with us your way.

We are prepared to do everything we can to ensure your learning experience continues uninterrupted. There are a variety of flexible ways to connect with us to ensure your learning needs are met safely. Contact us.

You can speak to us live.

We are committed to being here for you: our contact centres can assist with most of the queries. While you may experience slower than usual response times due to a high volume of calls, rest assured that we are committed to providing you with the best service we can as we help all our learners navigate this unusual time.

For more information, email us at You can also reach us by phone at 416.364.9130 or 1.866.866.2601 (toll-free within Canada) between 8 am and 8 pm EST.

We are ready to serve you.

In light of the pandemic and recommend social distancing, CSI staff are working from home. We are also leveraging the best resources and technology to provide you with uninterrupted service and learning experience while being safe.

We'll keep you informed.

We are committed to keeping our lines of communication open to inform you of the latest developments. If you need us, we are here to help. Our response to COVID-19 is evolving as the crisis warrants and we will continue to keep you updated on our actions to address the health and safety issues being presented.