CISI – Investment Operation Certificate (IOC)
Level 3 Certificate in Investment Operations
What is the IOC?
The IOC is the CISI’s most established qualification and is taken by practitioners globally to enhance their knowledge and skills of the administration and operations areas of the financial services industry.
IOC qualification will provide you with an overview of the financial services industry and its regulation, whilst also covering technical activities which are relevant to the area in which you work. It can be achieved by passing any three units from an offering of more than 16 introductory, regulatory and technical units, providing you with great flexibility. You can choose what you want to study and you can study at a time and pace which is convenient.
The IOC is one of our most popular qualifications and is taken in over 50 countries. Completing the IOC demonstrates professionalism and commitment to high standards and offers access to higher-level qualifications and career progression.
Who should study for the qualification?
The IOC is the first step in the CISI’s operations qualification pathway and is suitable for all staff working in, or aspiring to work in, the administration and operations areas of financial services. The qualification is increasingly used as a benchmarking tool by major banks and investment firms to ensure that staff possess practical knowledge which can be immediately applied to business activities.
For help deciding which qualification is right for you:
IT in Investment
Diploma In Investment Operations
Qualification Structure : (How to achieve the IOC)
To achieve the full IOC, candidates must complete any three units from the available “IOC Qualification” Modules (listed below).
A typical path to completing the IOC looks like the following:
- Introduction To Securities & Investments
- 1 x Regulatory Unit
- 1 x Technical Unit
A typical path for somebody outside the UK and interested in taking the “IOC Qualification” may look like
- International Introduction To Securities & Investments OR Introduction to Securities and Investment
- 2 x Technical Units
Introductory Units (Any – 1)
|Introduction to Securities and Investment||£205|
|International Introduction to Securities and Investment||£205|
Technical units – (Any 2 – Your choice of technical units)
|Collective Investment Schemes Administration||£205|
|Combating Financial Crime||£205|
|Global Financial Compliance||£205|
|Global Securities Operations||£205|
|IT in Investment Operations||£205|
|Managing Cyber Security||£205|
|Platforms, Wealth Management and Service Providers||£205|
|Client Money and Assets||£205|
|Risk in Financial Services||£205|
“Students enrolled with Excelligent India will get special discount on the above 3 exams to qualify for IOC”.
How long does it take to obtain IOC Certification?
CISI recommend between 80 and 100 hours study per unit and you must take three units to complete the IOC..
How can I book my exams?
Student need to book exam themselves.
Who examines the programme?
The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment is the examining body.
How much work is required?
The CISI recommend 80-100 hours of study time per unit.
When are the exams?
Each unit is examined by multiple choice. The exams are administered via computer-based testing and run throughout the year.