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Licensing Examination for Securities & Futures Intermediaries (English)

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Licensing Examination for Securities & Futures Intermediaries (English)

SECURITIES LICENSING
Whether you want to be a Responsible Officer or a Representative, the first step in either process is obtaining the proper securities license. Each license corresponds to a specific type of investment and the scope of services that will be provided (known as Regulated Activities). Therefore most of the front staff such as sales, sales traders, traders, analysts and ECM / DCM staff must be licensed with the SFC.


Obtaining a valid license and ensuring ongoing compliance are critical business functions for both the candidates and their employers in Hong Kong. Employers would appreciate candidates who can obtain the licenses as quickly as possible. 


LICENSING EXAMINATIONS
For the purpose of licensing, candidates must meet the SFC criteria on educational qualifications and suitability and length of work experience. If the criteria are not met, there may be exemptions available but these are not granted often and candidates will be required to sit the licensing examinations and pass a combination of papers.

 

News
LE Paper 1 “Fundamentals of Securities and Futures Regulation” (Version 2.9) will be effective starting from 26 September 2017.
Updated LE Paper 1 (New Version 2.9) course materials will be applicable to Paper 1 live class (starts on Sep 14).



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Available Paper
Paper 1

Duration
15 hours (3 hours x 5 sessions)

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Available Paper
Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 6

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Paper 3 – 10-hour lecture plus 1 hour mock exam review

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Available Paper
Paper 1, 2, 3, 6 & 16

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Paper 7 & 8

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Private Lessons / In-House Training

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Kaplan has run in-house trainings and private lessons for over 200 financial institutions in Hong Kong. We have a proven track record of improving the speed-to productivity and reducing on-boarding costs of new hires and staff switching to new roles.

 

Available Paper
Paper 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8

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Continuing Professional Training (CPT) Courses

Kaplan delivers a one-stop shop CPT solution for individuals carrying on regulated activities, who are obligated to meet SFC’s compliance requirements to undertake a minimum of 5 CPT hours per calendar year for each regulated activity.

 

Kaplan is experienced in supporting your compliance team in:

 

  • Designing and implementing a CPT program to stay abreast of complex regulatory requirements and the dynamic industry landscape
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About Licensing Examination

SECURITIES LICENSING

Each license corresponds to a specific type of investment and the scope of services that will be provided, known as Regulated Activities). Click here to download the list of regulated activities.

 

LICENSING EXAMINATIONS

For the purpose of licensing, candidates must meet the SFC criteria on educational qualifications and suitability and length of work experience. If the criteria are not met, there may be exemptions available but these are not granted often and candidates will be required to sit the licensing examinations and pass a combination of paper.

 

Click here to download the table of Regulated Activities and Corresponding Papers

 

There are two modes of examination for LE Papers i.e., Computer-based Examination (CBE) and Paper-based Examination (PBE). Regardless of the examination mode, all examination papers will be offered in both English and Chinese, and examination questions will be set in a multiple-choice format. Candidates will be required to answer all questions in each paper.

 

Click here to download details of exam format.

 

All information provided above is provided for information purposes only. Kaplan Financial does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the information accuracy and any future changes set forth by the SFC and HKSI. In the event of discrepancy, the official information and decision from the SFC and HKSI shall prevail.