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Canadian Securities Institute

Professional Designation

Professional Designation

Program Description

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) is a baseline regulatory requirement to perform securities, mutual fund and alternative funds transactions in many financial services positions. For individuals interested in entering this profession completing the CSC® certification is an essential first step.

By successfully passing both CSC® 1 & 2 exams fulfills the base securities licensing requirement for IIROC and the provincial regulatory and MFDA licensing requirements for mutual funds sales, alternative mutual funds products, managed future funds, exempt securities and labour-sponsored investment funds.

To learn more about the CSC® certification and its benefits please visit

Durham College offers two prep courses, one for each exam to prepare you to challenge the CSC® exams.

Students MUST pay the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) material and exam fee to access the textbook and course materials to complete these courses (please visit for details).

Note: Durham College students will receive a 10% discount on the CSI material and exam fee, details will be provided once you begin the individual courses.

These courses are delivered in a 7-week compress format and you can complete your certification in as short as one semester.

Course name: Canadian Securities Course I (7 weeks)
Course code: CSC 1280

Course name: Canadian Securities Course II (7 weeks)
Course code: CSC 2280

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