Candidates are expected to complete the modules in stage one before proceeding to stage two. However within each stage, candidates may choose their preferred examination module. That is Module A & B could be completed in any order either sequentially or concurrently. You may enroll for either one or both modules in one examination session. It is therefore possible to complete the qualification within one year.

The pass mark for each examination module is 60%. Students will be awarded the CIS Diploma in Securities & Investment on successful completion of the four modules in the two examination stages.


In order to become an CIS holder you must complete stage 1 and stage 2 of the CIS examination. In addition to successfully completing both levels of the qualification, you must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience, one of which must be post-qualification. There are two levels to the CIS qualification and there are two examination sittings per year in March and September.


Examination Periods:
Examination for both stages are held in June and December of each year.
Examination Mode and Centre:
The examination is deployed in computer based testing mode. Candidates enrolling for examination will be notified of both the examination advice and exam centre.
Examination Format:
Effective from September 2014, candidates for the Professional Diploma examination will be assessed using the Computer Based Test (CBT) at specific test centres across the country. It will be by three-hour assessment of 120 fully multiple choice questions per module. The first stage must be completed before moving to the second stage.
Schedule of Examination Dates:
In order to meet the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) deadline of minimum operating standard requirements for sales traders and clients service staff of Dealing member firms to process CIS professional certification as minimum qualification, starting from September 2014, the eamination will be conducted on a monthly basis till August 2015. Thereafter, it will be re-adjusted to the normal schedule of June and December bi-annual examination.

1 September 2014 Tuesday, September 2, 2014
2 October 2014 Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3 November 2014 Tuesday, November 4, 2014
4 December 2014 Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5 January 2015 Tuesday, January 6, 2015
6 February 2015 Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7 March 2015 Tuesday, March 3, 2015
8 April 2015 Tuesday, April 7,2015
9 May 2015 Tuesday, May 5, 2015
10 June 2015 Tuesday, June 2,2015
11 July 2015 Tuesday, July 7, 2015
12 August 2015 Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Examination Fees

Module A 7,500 10,000
Module B 7,500 10,000
Module A & B 15,000 20,000

Pre-Assessment Platforms

For effective examination preparation, the candidates may access sample questions for a token fee for Test Practice questions through a dedicated web link: www.mytestpractice.com


Each module will be accessed by a three hour; multiple choice questions (MCQ) based examination, consisting of 120 questions in computer based testing. Candidates enrolling for examination will be notified of both the examination advice and examination centre.


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