Canadian Deposits Self-Study Course (CDC)

This course provides formal, standardized training to deposit brokers and financial professionals operating in the deposit-based and fixed income market. The program is designed to ensure individuals have solid industry knowledge with an excellent understanding of their ethical and professional responsibilities, and focuses on the Canadian Deposit Broker Industry. The course also offers a broader examination of industry-related issues such as estate planning and tax issues, as well as an introduction to the wide range of related financial products available in the market. This course is offered by the Registered Deposit Brokers Association (RDBA). Upon successful completion of the course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and a certificate that is eligible for continuing education credits.

Tools and Pricing

Standard Course Price $350
RDBA Members Course Price $250
Printed Textbook $70
Contact the RDBA for membership information.

Course Information

Delivery Online
Language English
Suggested study time 60 hours
Enrolment period 1 year
Practice exam Not applicable
Format Online
Time permitted 90 minutes
Number of questions 40
Question format Multiple choice
Passing grade 75%
Attempts allowed 3

  • Deposit Brokers
  • Consumer Insurance Protection
  • Products and Investment Strategies
  • Registered Investment Plans
  • Estate and Tax Basics
  • Managing an Effective Brokerage


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