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CySEC - Cyprus Investment Firms Advanced Certification


This course is in English.

Course Description:

Cyprus Financial Services Legal Framework Examination (ADVANCED) 

According to the announcement issued by CySEC, the aim of the examination is “To provide (I) a test to ensure candidates can apply a level of knowledge and understanding appropriate for individuals engaged in the reception, transmission and execution of client orders and those engaged in the marketing of collective investment schemes and (II) a higher level test for those individuals: dealing on a proprietary basis; managing portfolios; offering investment advice or underwriting financial instruments; and performing the activities of collective portfolio management and risk management for collective investment schemes (either UCITS or AIFs).” For detailed Syllabus please click here.

The preparation course covers the CySEC Syllabus for the examination but also the Cypriot and European Legal, Regulatory and Compliance framework on the capital markets, preparing participants for the CySEC Examination.

The Advanced Examination concerns individuals who wish to be certified for all the investment services/activities of paragraph 4 of the Directive, including the following:

  • Reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more Financial Instruments.
  • Execution of orders on behalf of clients.
  • Dealing on own account.
  • Portfolio Management.
  • Investment Advice.
  • Underwriting and/or placing of financial instrument

Course Objectives:

  • Ensure that candidates possess the necessary knowledge and can apply the appropriate level of knowledge/understanding of the financial services regulatory framework to successfully pass the exam.
  • Provide thorough explanations of CySEC’s Syllabus content as well as practical tips and hints on how to pass the exam.
  • Offer an interactive course and case studies.
  • The training instructors have actually sat the exam and passed the Basic and Advanced Examination with high scores.
  • The training instructor have actual knowledge and experience in the Forex industry.


The course is addressed to:

  • Current or prospective employees of CIF’s, ASP’s, AIF’s or UCITS who wish to progress their career in the sector;
  • Existing professionals who wish to sit the examination in order to become a Certified Person;
  • Persons who wish to have a career in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Internal Audit, Risk Management or in a Regulatory/Advisory Firm;
  • Unemployed professionals seeking to enter the sector by obtaining a competitive qualification.


This course is consistent out of 14 topics.


Instructor Style:

The course is delivered by someone with hands on experience. Highly practical, relevant and important and safely this course is for you.The instructor blends theory with highly practical case studies and examples derived from his long experience.


CPD accreditation:

The course may be approved for up to 18 CPD units verified directly by the participant's association, regulator or other bodies which holds membership.


*Group rates available.  **Early Bird discount may apply.


This course can be offered inhouse, customised to your business needs.

*Infocredit Professional Education division (IPE)  holds the right to postpone or cancell any seminar within a logical time frame near to the start date of the seminar, in the case whereas no adequate number of participants is registered i .e. less than 6 persons and/or in the case that out of the list of registered people are not included at least 4 employed people  ( as per HRDA guidelines). You can access  HRDA guidelines by clicking the link: 



  • Scope, Application and Structure
  • The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Offences

  • Authorization
  • Conduct of Business Obligations
  • General CIF Obligations
  • SME Growth Markets
  • Regulated Markets
  • Data Reporting Service Providers (DRSPs)

  • Organizational Requirements
  • Specific Requirements
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Provision to Ensure Investor Protection
  • Investment Advice
  • Suitability
  • Best Execution

  • Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)
  • Obligations of UCIT S
  • UCITS Structures
  • Management Companies 

  • Organization and Operation of AIFs
  • Operational Conditions of AIFMs
  • Organizational Requirements
  • Investors 

  • Ownership and Management
  • Capital
  • Returns and Accounts

  • Special Provisions in Respect of Financial and Other Business Activities
  • The Responsibilities of Financial Organizations

  • Special Provisions in Respect of Financial and Other Business Activities
  • Transparency Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Derivatives

  • Prudential Regulations, Capital and Own Funds Requirements
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Governance
  • The Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP)
  • The Purpose of the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)

  • European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
  • Capital Requirements
  • Large Exposures and Exposures to Transfer Credit Risk
  • Recovery and Resolution Laws
  • Intra-Group Financial Support
  • Early Intervention
  • Resolution
  • Procedural Obligations 
  • Cross-Border Group Resolution 

  • Purpose and Scope of the Law
  • Requirements and Exemptions
  • Exemptions from the Obligation to Publish a Prospectus
  • Securities Admitted to Trading on a Regulated Market
  • Purpose and Content of the Prospectus

  • Information Reporting Requirements for Issuers
  • Framework of Communication for Issuers and Holders of Securities
  • Shareholder Obligations

  • Inside Information
  • Provisions Relating to Issuers of Financial Instruments
  • Market Manipulation
  • Prevention and Detection of Market Abuse
  • Disseminating Information
  • Administrative Measures and Sanctions




Course dates

May 14 - May 30, 2020

Class hours

Thursday 14/05/2020 17:00 - 20:15, Saturday 23/05/2020 09:00-15:30, Tuesday 26/05/2020 17:00-20:15, Saturday 30/05/2020 09:00-15:30 


HRDA Approved

Training certificate

Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA)



Mode of study


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Course Instructors

Markos Bota

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Stavroulla Ilia

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Course Locations


  • Curium Palace Hotel - 11 Byron Street, Limassol 3105, Cyprus

For more info call us on:

+357 22398000


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