Certification & Qualification Programme

Prepare for a career in the financial services industry

We offer the following certification and qualification programmes. These are accredited by local regulators and recognised by international professional bodies within the financial services industry.

Asset Management Fundamentals (AMF)

This training series is dedicated to those who plan to enter into the asset management field. The 50-hour training is designed to help people who do not have any knowledge and experience regarding asset management.  Upon successful completion of all FOUR modules, you will be awarded the Certificate of Completion for this programme.

You can choose to enrol in the particular module(s) that you are interested in.   Participants are required to attend and complete all classes specified by each module.  Attendance record will be issued based on your actual attendance record. 

(*) Shared modules with another programme called "Back Office Fundamentals for Wealth & Asset Management".

Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP) Module 1

Programme Details

Paper 1 and 2 eLearning are now open for enrolment. Please refer to the links below for details.

 * Provided by PWMA as the unique study support of this topic. 

Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP) Bridging Programme

Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP) Bridging Programme is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI Institute) and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) that aims to nurture and expand the talent pool for private wealth management industry and to provide career advancement opportunities for retail wealth management professional through accelerating the learning process for retail wealth management professionals to pursue the CPWP Certification. 

The programme that bridges the curriculum gap between the Module 1 Paper 1 and Module 2 of the Enhanced Competency Framework on Private Wealth Management (ECF-PWM) and the Enhanced Competency Framework on Retail Wealth Management (ECF-RWM) provides a trimmed version for the holders of the Certified Retail Wealth Professional (CRWP) Certification awarded by the HKIB to equip them with technical and product knowledge as well as ethics and compliance aspect in the context of private wealth management.

 

Prerequisites

Individuals who meet the following requirements are eligible to enrol on the CPWP Bridging Programme:

  • Valid Certification holder of Certified Retail Wealth Professional (CRWP) awarded by HKIB; or
  • Completed the training and examination, or via exemption of Enhanced Competency Framework on Retail Wealth Management (ECF-RWM) Module 1 to Module 7.

The HKSI Institute will arrange withdrawal for individuals who enrolled in the programme but DO NOT fulfil any of the above prerequisites and charge a withdrawal administration fee of HK$500. 

Programme Details, Fee and Schedule

The CPWP Bridging Programme is a cohort-based programme consisting of two mandatory training modules and a post-training examination. Two cohorts would be held per year.

  • Language: English
  • Programme Fee: HKD 5,780

Upcoming programme schedule

Cohort

Enrolment Deadline

Date of Module 2 Training

Examination Date

Cohort 1

3 March 2023
(18:00)

17 March 2023
(19:00 - 22:00)

24 March 2023
(19:00 - 22:00)

 19 May 2023
(17:00 - 18:00)

 Click the link under Cohort to enrol.

The CPWP Bridging Programme participants are required to complete all two training modules before sitting the post-training examination. 

Module

Topic / Chapter

Duration*

Delivery Mode

Module 1: Technical and Product Knowledge

(Operated by HKSI Institute)

 

Topic 1: Basic Products

7 hours

Self-paced:

·     eCourses

 

Topic 2: Derivatives and Structured Products

Topic 3: Investment Funds and Alternative Investments

Topic 4: Portfolio Management

Topic 5: Lending and Leverage

Module 2: Ethics and Compliance

(Operated by HKIB)

 

Chapter 1: Banking Regulations in Hong Kong

6 hours

Live in-person training:

·     FLEX Learning

Chapter 2: Investment Products and Selling Activities related Regulations in Hong Kong

Chapter 3: Laws & Regulations Relating to Client Engagement and What Happens When Things Go Wrong

Chapter 4: Code of Ethics And Conduct; Fiduciary Duties, Ethical Values And Professional Conduct

* 7 hours of continuous professional training (CPT) and PWMA's on-going professional training (OPT) will be awarded by HKSI Institute upon the completion of Module 1, while 6 CPT hours and HKIB’s continuous professional development (CPD) hours will be awarded by HKIB upon the completion of Module 2.

For the examination purpose, the CPWP Bridging Programme participants should complete the Module 1 eCourses 5 working days before the post-training examination date and attend the Module 2 training sessions at the scheduled time.

Please note that Module 2 is a live in-person training. No remedial and rescheduling arrangement for absence from the Module 2 training sessions. All fees paid are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Please refer to the Frequently-asked Questions (FAQs) to know more.

Certificate

A certificate of completion for the CPWP Bridging Programme will be jointly awarded by the HKSI Institute and HKIB to the individuals who completed the two training modules and passed the post-training examination. The certificate holder is equivalent to passing the examinations of CPWP Module 1 (Paper 1) and Module 2 Examinations.

Requirements for CPWP/CPWPA Certification

CRWP-CPWP Bridging Pathway

Individuals who have completed the CPWP Bridging Programme will also need to fulfil the following requirements before they are awarded the CPWP Certification by the PWMA:

  • Complete the CPWP Module 1 Paper 2 Examination conducted by the HKSI Institute;
  • Valid Certification holder of the CRWP Certification; and
  • Currently employed by a PWMA member institution with at least 3 years of work experience performing the prescribed functions and roles of a Relevant Practitioner within a private wealth management institution in the most recent 5 years (Relevant Practitioners who have not yet met the experience requirements may apply for CPWP Associate (CPWPA) certification).

The certificate of completion for the CPWP Bridging Programme is valid for 5 years (counting from the issuing date of the certificate) for the purpose of applying for CPWP certification. For details on the requirement for CPWP Certification, please refer to the PWMA website.

Certified Trust Practitioner™ Accreditation Programme - Trust Training Certificate (TTC)

                            

 

TTC is a core component of achieving the Hong Kong Trustees' Association ("HKTA") Certified Trust Practitioner™ (CTP) designation.  The training course is structured in 2 parts (Part A and Part B).  The entire course consists of 14 units and 42 hours in-class time.  Participants are required to attend the classes. 

Collectively all mandatory units completed from Part A and either Stream 1 or 2 of Part B form the full course (14 units in total).  Participants who successfully attend and complete the full course and pass the examination for both parts will be awarded "Trust Training Certificate".  

  Part A Part B
Training 7 compulsory units

7 compulsory units under either Stream 1 or 2

Two streams:

  • Stream 1: Private Trusts
  • Stream 2: Collective Investment Schemes / Retirement Schemes
Examination To be held about 4 weeks after the training courses To be held about 4 weeks after the training courses

 

For details, please refer to the HKTA website.

 

Below is the overview of the Trust Training Certificate ("TTC") Part A (9th cohort).  The training session will be run in eCourse format.

  • For participants who wish to pursue TTC Part A Examination, they need to enrol and attend all seven (7) units. The total course fee for all seven (7) units is HKD10,400. (which is 20% off the original price HKD13,000)
  • Upon completion of the training session, separate enrolment fee of HKD2,000 is required for taking Part A Examination.  Please note that you need to attend the Examination in person at the HKSI Institute.  All the examination candidates will be invited to join a 3-hour Revision Session in Webinar format.  The attendance of the Revision Session is optional.
  • For participants who would like to apply for Experienced Practitioner Exemption ("EPE"), please contact HKTA to confirm your status before enrolling into Unit 6.
  • Corporate group enrolments can enjoy discounts if undertaking all seven(7) units of Part A (with/without examination):

    3-5 staff

    5% off

    >5 staff

    10% off

    *Please call 3120 6100 or email [email protected] for group discount offers.

  • For participants who would like to gain a solid understanding of the subject matters, he / she could choose to attend any unit(s) they are interested.

For the unit names and course details, please refer to the table below.

Enrolment will start on Thursday, 1 September 2022.  For those who wish to register, your enrolment deadline is Wednesday, 19 October 2022 (11:59 PM) and please note that:

  • Participants who wish to register into Unit 1 to 7 webinar training sessions, Revision Session and the Examination, please click the link in 1st row “TTC Part A Training and Examination Package
  • Participants who wish to register into the training sessions only, please click the 2nd row “TTC Part A Training Package”.
  • For participants who wish to enrol into the selected units, click the unit name and then choose "Apply Online" and "Select more".  The system will consolidate the units chosen and payment will be made on the total course fee.

Unit

Unit name

Module/Remarks

Date

1-7, Revision Session & Examination

TTC Part A Training & Examination Package

For the details of each unit, please refer to its respective course page.

Please refer to the dates listed below

1-7

TTC Part A Training Package

For the details of each unit, please refer to its respective course page.

Please refer to the dates listed below

1

Introduction to Trusts

M1: Overview of Trusts

M2: Trustees' duties

M3: Liability, Variation and Termination

Accessible Period:

From 1 September 2022 to 19 November 2022 (11:59PM)

2

Types of Trusts and When Appropriate

M4: Types of Trust and their uses

M5: Retention of control

3

Administration and Management of Trusts

M6: Administering Trusts

4

Other Estate Planning Vehicles

M7: Other Estate planning / Succession vehicles

M8: Trust protection issues

5

Trusts compared with Other Estate Planning Vehicles

M9: Trusts compared with other Estate planning vehicles

6

Trusts and Compliance

M10: Compliance, AML, Legislative rules and how they apply to trusts

7

Trusts Jurisdiction Comparison

M11: International comparison on Trusts

 

Revision session

Optional for candidates who have registered into the examination.

26 October 2022

18:30 - 21:30

 

Part A Examination

Paper-based examination.

19 November 2022

09:15 - 10:45

 

Development