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)

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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. 45,000 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

Helena Wilson Chartered MCSI | Assistant Director, Global Business Development
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Tel: +44 20 7645 0687
Mobile: +44 7799 710 178
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

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:

Find a local training partner

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: cisi.kenya@cisi.org