Diploma Examination

Professional Diploma in Securities & Investment

Our Professional Diploma is a foundational course for anyone wishing to start or progress his/her career within the financial services industry. It was designed to meet the needs of operations staff and new entrants to the Securities and Investment industry, providing an overview of all key areas needed in the capital market.

This Certificate is a fast track route for non-graduates and graduates. It creates an alternative entry point for those who are desirous of becoming securities and investment professionals but do not currently have a university degree required to proceed directly to the CIS Professional Diploma Qualification Scheme. Click here to register

  • Minimum Entry Requirement

Five (5) ‘O’ Levels credit passes including English language and Mathematics.

  • Unilingual Exams

The examination is conducted in english language and other languages may be made available in the near future.

  • Assessment

Each Module of the Diploma programme on will be assessed by a 3-hour, fully multiple-choice questions (MCQ) based examination consisting of 120 questions.

  • Rules and Regulations

Download the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Diploma examinations here.

  • Study and Study References

Proceed to study and sit for the exams

  • Exam Details & Syllabus

Download Syllabus here

  • Study Materials for Reading

Diploma Study packs

Module A Price (₦) Module B Price (₦)
Business Communication 4,000 Business Management 4,000
Elements of Economics 4,000 Business Mathematics & Statistics 4,000
Business Law 4,000 Fundamentals of Financial Market 4,000
Business Accounting 4,000
TOTAL ₦ 16,000 TOTAL ₦ 12,000


Module A Price (₦) Module B Price (₦)
Economics 4,000 Law, Ethics and Professional Standards 4,000
Financial Statement Analysis 4,000 Regulation and Practice of Securities & Investment 4,000
Quantitative Techniques 4,000 Asset Valuation and Portfolio Management 4,000
Corporate Finance 4,000 Derivatives 4,000
TOTAL ₦ 16,000 TOTAL ₦ 16,000


Diploma (Stage 1 & 2)

Stage 1: Module A BC, EE, BL & BA 1st Tuesday of the Month Morning 8:50-12:00pm
Stage 1: Module B BM, BMS & FFM 1st Tuesday of the Month Afternoon 1:50-5:00pm
Stage 2: Module A EC, FSA, QT & CF 1st Tuesday of the Month Morning 8:50-12:00pm
Stage 2: Module B LEP, RPS, APM & Der 1st Tuesday of the Month Afternoon 1:50-5:00pm
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