Candidate Update

The CISI provides exam candidates with the very latest news and developments affecting exam syllabuses and learning materials, listed by programme.

Special Notice

Due to a systems error, between October 2012 and February 2017 the certificates issued for the CISI Level 3 Award for Introduction to Investment contained an incorrect Ofqual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN). All certificates that were distributed within this period did not contain the correct QAN of 501/0782/3. Due to the historical nature of this error, the decision has been taken to reissue those certificates issued from 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017 ONLY.

Those who received their certificate between 1 October 2012 and 31 August 2016 are still able to receive an updated certificate with the correct QAN and can request this, by contacting

CBT Examinations Tutorial Guide

A tutorial, provided at the beginning of each exam, explains how computer based testing (CBT) works. It gives you the time and the opportunity, before your exam starts, to practise:

  • moving forwards and backwards through the questions
  • flagging any to which you wish to return, either for review or to answer later
  • using the calculator
From April 2015, there will be some minor changes to the way in which exams are delivered at Prometric test centres and these are fully explained in the tutorial. Exams delivered at the CISI test centre in London are not affected by these changes. You can also familiarise yourself with the CBT process before you take your exam here.

If you require any further information or assistance please email the CISI Customer Support team or call them on +44 20 7645 0777.

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