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    Our mentoring scheme now includes reverse mentoring, where more senior members learn from more junior members, because we believe knowledge-sharing trumps hierarchy.

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  • Welcome to the CISI Learning Platform

    We are excited to introduce our cutting-edge new Learning Platform, designed to revolutionise how CISI members access and consume our world-class CPD content.

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  • Professional Refresher

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  • Climate Risk Certificate

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  • Welcome to the CISI

    The Professional Body of Choice for the Financial Services sector

    The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment is the leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. The CISI has been dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Now recognised in over 60 different countries we are delighted to also have a significant presence in Africa.

"The scientists have done their job, now it's time for financial services to do ours"
George Littlejohn, Chartered MCSI
a COP26 special
As the leading body for financial services professionals, you can see our wealth of insightful sustainable and responsible finance learning materials for those working in and interested in financial services.

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Online learning
Our cutting-edge elearning tool, Professional Refresher, is designed to refresh or develop your knowledge on a variety of topics, all achievable during your lunch break or commute.
The Review
Our award-winning members’ magazine, available online and in print, incorporates the latest news, insight and thought leadership affecting your profession.
Build new skills and shine a spotlight on ESG Investing. Watch videos of our most popular events online, anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Qualifications & Assessments
Essential learning on all things relating to sustainable and responsible investment with our short online course or enhance your credibility with these global qualifications.

Why CISI qualifications?

We offer a range of qualifications which are designed for you to learn and enter the financial services sector. Our well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, will provide you the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in your chosen discipline.

The knowledge you gain can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping you to stand out among your peers. The CISI exams are taken in over 80 countries and offer flexibility to suit your job requirements. Our qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant. Major banks and financial organisations worldwide use our qualifications to benchmark the knowledge of their staff.

Written by practitioners
Africa focused study material
Globally portable
Remote learning

Recognition and employability
Vocational - work based, not academic
Instant results with computer based testing
Specialist knowledge

Look at what our recent exam takers in Africa say:

found that our qualifications helped their careers
would recommend our qualifications
have more confidence with our qualifications
Statistics from CISI Alumni research of 500 recent exam takers in the UK, India, Africa and the UAE (2019)

Stay sharp

All your CPD needs in one easy-access place

CPD has now been mandated in Kenya, and as a CPD provider accredited by the CMA, the CISI offers a realm of online resources including multiple videos, elearning modules, and The Review articles which cover a variety of topics.

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Choose your career pathway

Choose your career pathway within your chosen sector. We encourage all candidates to take our International Introduction to Securities & Investment qualification which offers a broad introduction to the financial services sector, this exam has an African specific workbook and is the building block for all exam pathways.

We are happy for you to browse the pdf workbook before you commit to registering for this exam. All we ask is for you to give us a few details before you download the workbook so we can keep you informed about the pathways open to you.

c. 47,000 Members in over 100 countries
c. 40,000 Exams taken in 81 countries

The CISI near you

With active programmes in 25 African countries and formal recognition in over 20 countries on the continent the CISI has a strong footprint in Africa. We have partnered with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) where our Capital Markets Programme is the certification of choice and we are committed to working together to promote professionalism and develop talent to support capital market growth.

The CISI’s Certificate in Capital Markets is the most widely recognised and leading international qualification for professionals working in capital markets in Africa. The global portability was one for the key reasons for the African Securities Exchange Association (ASEA) adopting the CISI as a partner in 2016.

We take great pride in the knowledge and skills we build internationally and the qualifications that we offer. CISI’s qualification pathways are designed to support professionals through their careers in capital markets, but also wealth management, operations, compliance, risk and more.

Contact us

Abbie Cornish | International Executive, Global Business Development
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Tel: +44 20 7645 0728
20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY

Kenya Office
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
c/o Ardipiko
Eden Square Complex, 7th Floor, Block 1
Chiromo Road
Nairobi, Westlands
Phone number: +254 711 400 994
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Local training partners

The CISI does not offer training for candidates preparing to sit CISI exams but accredits external partners to do so. If you wish to participate in a training course to prepare for CISI exams, please contact one our accredited training partners:

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Are you looking for in-house training?

The CISI can deliver in-house CPD training to your staff to meet your firm’s learning and development requirements.  Please contact your local CRM above for further information.

Are you looking to become a CISI Accredited Training Partner?

To become accredited with the CISI, you need to demonstrate training capacity and have a proven training history. All our trainers are experienced in their field and must have completed the relevant CISI exams. For more information and the application form, please contact:

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