Canadian Investment Funds Operations Course (CIFOC)

This course provides students with a broad understanding of how the mutual fund industry works. The main focus is on the administrative and operational side of the business. Learn how mutual fund trades are processed. Find out what documentation is required for setting up various types of accounts. Understand the role FundSERV plays in the industry. Identify the rules that govern mutual fund operations in Canada.

Tools and Pricing

Standard Course Price $375
IFIC Members Course Price $275
Printed Textbook $70
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Course Information

COURSE DETAILS
Delivery Online
Language English
Suggested study time 60 to 90 hours
Enrolment period 1 year
Practice exam Yes, 100 questions
EXAM DETAILS
Format Online
Time permitted 180 minutes
Number of questions 100
Question format Multiple choice
Passing grade 60%
Attempts allowed 3

WHO SHOULD ENROL
  • Operations and back office staff
  • Branch administrators
  • Advisor assistants
  • Anyone looking for a greater understanding of mutual fund operations
WHAT WILL I LEARN
  • Mutual fund basics
  • Mutual fund management
  • Distribution of mutual funds
  • Regulation of Canada’s mutual fund industry
  • Setting up accounts
  • Buying and redeeming mutual funds
  • Registered plans and mutual funds
  • Estate accounts
  • Taxation of mutual fund investors

FAQ

If you have never taken a course with the IFSE Institute, please follow the steps below. If you have taken an IFSE course before, please log into your existing account with your username and password, click on ENROL IN A COURSE and begin at Step #4.

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  9. Review the Terms and Conditions completely.
  10. To accept the Terms and Conditions, check the box and click "Yes". If you do not want to accept the Terms and Conditions, click "No". Your course enrolment will be cancelled.
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Yes, you may request a course extension of 3 months. You are entitled to one course extension per enrolment. Course extensions are subject to an $85 (plus tax) fee and must be purchased at least 15 calendar days prior to (and not including) the course expiration date. Note: Continuing Education (CE) courses are not eligible for course extensions.

All content-related inquiries may be sent to coursequestions@ifse.ca. Please be sure to include the following information so we may better assist you:

  • Student name
  • Student number
  • Course you're enrolled in
  • Exact location of question in the course (unit, lesson, page title)
  • Your question

You will be entitled to a partial refund of your course enrolment fees if you cancel your web-based course within 15 calendar days of enrolling (including the registration date) or your paper-based course within 30 calendar days of enrolling (including the registration date).

IFSE charges a $75 (plus tax) administration fee on all eligible course cancellations.

You are not eligible for a refund if you have completed an examination attempt.

Note: The Life License Insurance Qualification Course (LLQP) and all Continuing Education (CE) courses are not eligible for refunds.

Other Relevant Courses

You may be interested in these other IFSE courses.

Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC)Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)Exempt Market Proficiency Course (EMP)Branch Managers’ Examination Course (BM)Exchange-Traded Funds CourseSegregated FundsClient Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2)