As per EU Directives, professionals wishing to provide Investment Services and employed by Cypriot Investment Firms, Credit Institutions, Management Companies and Investment Companies of Variable Capital, is compulsory to acquire a Professional Competence Certificate that reflects the ability to carry out such activities. These certifications are offered by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

This course goes through the necessary knowledge a professional should have to work in investment services/activities as mentioned in paragraph 4 of the EU Directive.

CYSEC exam

In order to pass the CYSEC exam you need to be appropriately prepared. Our preparing material is always up to date with the latest CYSEC’s requirements and students are provided with comprehensive notes and mock exams.

Chapter 1: Investment Services Law 2017

Chapter 2: Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs)

  • MIFID II related legislation

Chapter 3: Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) and Banks

Chapter 4: Open-Ended Undertakings for Collective Investment (UCI) Laws (2012–2019)

Chapter 5: Alternative Investments

Chapter 6: The Business of Credit Institutions Laws of 1997–2016

Chapter 7: The Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws

Chapter 8: Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)

Chapter 9: Capital Adequacy Requirements

Chapter 10: European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

Chapter 11: Recovery and Resolution Laws

Chapter 12: Prospectus Law

Chapter 13: Transparency Laws

Chapter 14: Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation Regulation (2016)

  • Existing and prospective executives and supervisors of Banks, Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) as well as UCITS and AIF managers
  • Existing and prospective employees of Banks, CIFs as well as UCITS and AIF managers responsible for the provision of investment services
  • Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers and Risk Managers of Banks, Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) as well as UCITS and AIF managers
  • Financial and Professional Services Consultants
  • Professionals joining the finance and professional services sector

Days: Monday, Tuesday Thursday, Friday plus 2 Wednesdays


  • March: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30
  • April: 6

Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Online / Δια ζώσης
Duration: 32 hours
Language: English, Greek

Cost: €351*
(HRDA Subsidy: €544, Initial cost: €895)*plus VAT on initial cost. Special discount for non-subsidy eligible candidates