Why study with the CISI?

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 100 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.

The CISI produces the syllabus, exam material and exam questions for CySEC’s basic and advanced legal framework exams. Please contact CySEC directly to place these bookings.

Visit the CySEC website for more information

Choose your CISI qualification

If you hold one of CySEC's regulatory exams, you can add technical skills to your knowledge by taking further CISI qualifications. We believe it is a combination of both regulatory and technical knowledge which professionals need to undertake their role, for example:

Training and testing

The CISI accredits external partners to deliver training for candidates preparing to sit exams. If you wish to participate in training to prepare for CISI exams, please contact one of the following accredited training partners (ATP):

Local test centres

For CySEC Basic and Advanced exams
Cyprus International Institute of Management
21 Akademias Avenue, P.O. Box 20378
2151 Aglantzia, Nicosia
For all other CISI exams
University of Nicosia
Research & Tech Building
1st Floor, Nr 120 8 Markou Drakou Street (near Toyota showroom), Nicosia
Post code: Cyp 2409


Become a CISI member today and be part of a global network with 45,000 members in 104 countries, with a local presence in Cyprus. We can help you meet CySEC's CPD hours, and develop yourself with our range of membership benefits some of which are highlighted below.

E-Learning modules, such as
  • Cyprus AML
  • Cyprus Risk
  • Integrity & Ethics 
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
CPD Events, which last year included
  • An overview of major regulatory develpoments ahead
  • Suitability in the Financial Sector
CISITV programmes, such as
  • Outlook for the Euro area
  • MiFID II, a sideways view
The Review articles, such as
  • How EMIR will impact curency hedging
  • Russian Financial Markets: a post trade success story
CPD Scheme
  • All CISI activities are automatically recorded in your personal online CPD Log
  • This can be printed or emailed for appraisals, or monitoring by the regulator
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Meet your local CISI committee

Petros Florides, Chartered FCSI

Regional Governance Advisor
Europe & Middle East
World Vision International

Charles Charalambous, Chartered MCSI

Past President and Vice President
CEO, Cyprowealth Advisory Services
COO, T.C.R. International

Christos V. Vasiliou

Managing Director
Head of Advisory

Andreas Yiasemides


Emilios Tannousis MCSI

Head Institutional Wealth Management
Bank of Cyprus

Yiannos Ashiotis ACSI

Grant Thornton

Katerina Antoniou

Practice Protection Group Leader, Director
Deloitte Cyprus

Christiana Vasiadou

Chief Executive Officer
Lead Capital Markets Ltd

Mariella Stavride, Chartered MCSI

Head of Internal Audit
Windsor Brokers


European University of Cyprus

The CISI offers 'Risk in FInancial Services' and 'Investment Management' courses at the European University of Cyprus in their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Finance and Investments programme. Each year, we also run an interactive 'Integriy at Work' seminar to students.

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The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA)CIFA-(002)

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) has agreed on a partnership with the CISI which will offer CIFA CISI Corporate Supporter status and two additional benefits:

  • A discount on membership of CISI for all CIFA members, which also includes a CISI joining fee waiver as part of the membership discount, and
  • Reciprocal complimentary membership for three individual members of each organisation for three years.
In addition, CISI and CIFA are committed to organising a joint Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event in Cyprus annually.

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