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About CySEC certifications

Overview

This course  is designed to prepare participants for the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) certification exams. CySEC certifications concern the knowledge of the regulatory framework of the capital market in Cyprus.

The certification is a prerequisite for any professional who wishes to:

  • Perform & provide investment services &activities in the Republic of Cyprus
  • To be appointed as Regulatory Compliance Officers in compliance with the CySEC Directive
  • To be appointed as AML compliance officers to any entity, regulated by CySEC

CySEC certifications refer to three exam levels:

  • Basic Financial Services Legal Framework Examination
  • Advanced Financial Services Legal Framework Examination
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers (AMLCO) Examination

Key Benefits

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills in the area of Compliance and AML
  • Expand your employment opportunities in CySEC regulated firms
  • Take up further opportunities for advancement and specialization

Course Focus

CySEC certifications ensure candidates can apply a basic and/or an advanced level of knowledge, which is appropriate for individuals offering services delivered by investment firms. Such services include:

  • Reception, transmission and execution of client orders
  • Marketing of collective investment schemes
  • Individuals dealing on a proprietary basis
  • Managing portfolios
  • Offering investment advice or underwriting financial instruments
  • Performing the activities of collective portfolio management and risk management for collective investment schemes (either UCITS or AIFs)

Likewise, the AMLO certification is designed to ensure that professionals  appointed as AML Compliance Officers carry the necessary knowledge as well as expertise to fulfil their assigned duties with competence.

All about exams

Course content/ Exam structure

  • Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has 3 levels of certifications
  • No exemptions are available
  • Each level focuses on a specific learning map

Explore each level:

CySEC Basic Examination

Note: The number of questions tested in each element can vary, but should not change by more than plus or minus 2.

Chapter Content/ Element Questions
1 Investment Services Law: Scope/Powers/Offences 4
2 Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) 12
3 Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) and Banks 8
4 Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (2014) (MiFiR) 5
5 Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation Regulation (2016) 8
6 Open-ended Undertakings for Collective Investment (UCI) Laws (2012-2019) 5
7 Alternative Investments 6
8 The Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws 2
Total 50

Exam Key information

  • Exams take place twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Exams are computerized and they take place at an examination center in Nicosia
  • The application to take the exams is on-line and can be found on CySEC’s website. In order to submit an application, click here.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes and it includes 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing rate for the examination is 70%.

CySEC Advanced Examination

Note: The number of questions tested in each element can vary, but should not change by more than plus or minus 2.

Chapter  Content/Element Questions
1 Investment Services Law: Scope/Powers/Offences 4
2 Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) 8
3 Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) and Banks 8
4 Open-ended Undertakings for Collective Investment (UCI) Laws (2012-2019) 6
5 Alternative Investments 6
6 The Business of Credit Institutions Laws of 1997-2016 2
7 The Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws 5
8 Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (2014) (MiFiR) 4
9 Capital Adequacy Requirements 8
10 European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) 4
11 Recovery and Resolutions Laws 5
12 Prospectus Regulation 2
13 Transparency Laws 3
14 Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation Regulation (2016) 5
Total 70

Exam Key information

  • Exams take place twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Exams are computerized and they take place at an examination center in Nicosia
  • The application to take the exams is on-line and can be found on CySEC’s website. In order to submit an application, click here.
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes and it includes 70 multiple-choice questions. The passing rate for the examination is 70%.

CySEC AML Compliance Officer Examination

Chapter  Content/Element
1 Introductory Provisions
2 Understanding Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Sanctions
3 Legal and Regulatory Requirements
4 The AML Compliance Culture
5 Assessing and Managing Risks
6 Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
7 Transaction Monitoring & Suspicious Reporting

Exam Key information

  • Exams take place twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Exams are computerized and they take place at an examination center in Nicosia
  • The application to take the exams is on-line and can be found on CySEC’s website. In order to submit an application, click here.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes and it includes 40 multiple-choice questions. The passing rate for the examination is 70%.

3+1 Reasons why CySEC prep at Globaltraining

30+ Years of Experience

with Professional Qualifications and more than 15 years in delivering CySEC preparation courses both in Cyprus and abroad

Expertise

Our trainers have a long standing experience in both the industry and delivery of these courses

Delivery

We offer flexible training options

Support

Ongoing and personalized support

How to become CySEC certified

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Requirements

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirement for taking up any of the CySEC certifications.

2.

Enroll with Globaltraining

Enroll with Globaltraining

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Take the exam

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Certification

Certification

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