There is considerable flexibility built into the program. IIROC will provide your firm with a set of Course Guidelines to determine course eligibility. Compliance courses can be taken from the Canadian Securities Institute or your firm may choose to offer its own compliance course.
Professional Development courses may be taken from a variety of approved sources including your firm, the Canadian Securities Institute, community colleges and universities, and professional education providers such as the Canadian Bankers Association, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, and the CFA Institute.
Some courses that you are already taking may well fulfil your CE requirements. As well, a second Professional Development course or a multi-level course done in one cycle can be carried forward to fulfil the next cycle's Professional Development requirements. In addition, certain courses have been pre-approved through IIROC’s accreditation program.
Courses and seminars that have not been accredited may also be used to satisfy CE requirements, provided the member firm has reviewed the course/seminar to ensure it complies with the Guidelines set out in IIROC Rule 2900.
It is important to be sure that the course you are interested in satisfies the guidelines issued by IIROC. Once you provide your firm with the necessary course information, your firm can determine course eligibility.
Visit cecap.ca to apply for accreditation and for more information about the IIROC CE Course Accreditation Process. Any inquiries can be sent to [email protected].