Exchange-Traded Funds Course

The ETF Course is a proficiency course for the Dealing Representatives of mutual fund dealers who want to offer exchanged-traded funds under MFDA Policy No. 8, Proficiency Standard for Approved Persons Selling Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). The ETF course also benefits the Registered Representatives of investment fund dealers as a continuing education course and the course has been approved by CECAP for 15 hours of IIROC Compliance CE credits.


Standard Course Price $150

Course Information

Delivery Online
Language English
Suggested study time 15 hours
Enrolment period 1 year
Practice exam Not applicable
Format Online
Time permitted 60 minutes
Number of questions 30
Question format Multiple choice
Passing grade 60%
Attempts allowed 3

  • Any individual who wishes to assess, recommend, and trade ETF units with confidence
  • Introduction to ETFs
  • Regulation of ETFs
  • Market Indices
  • Index Investing
  • Relevance of Market Efficiency
  • Benefits, Costs and Risks of ETFs
  • Buying and Selling ETFs
  • Clearing, Settlement and Custody
  • The Taxation of ETFs
  • ETF Due Diligence and Investing with ETFs
  • Complex Exchange-traded Funds


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