Canadian Securities Course (CSC®)

Vancouver (604) 899-0803 / Send Inquiry / Apply

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) at Ashton College is the perfect preparation for writing the CSC® examinations and attaining your CSC® designation. The Canadian Securities Course is the industry standard for those entering the financial services and is used by serious investors across Canada.

The financial services industry is undergoing a massive change in Canada, creating exciting new career opportunities for professionals with recognized education and skills. For those just entering the financial services industry, the Canadian Securities Course provides the knowledge and skills that employers demand. For those currently working in the industry, the CSC® will enhance existing skills and help students excel in their careers and provide the best service to the clients.

Ashton College’s financial services faculty are all experienced industry professionals, and instructor-led classes provide valuable face-to-face interactions. Students will also receive a 10% discount on CSI registration and textbooks.

Ray Crowley

Ray Crowley

Register Now

Overview Admission Requirements Course Formats and Duration Upcoming Dates Topics Fees

Successful completion of the CSC® prepares students to write the CSC Exams through the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) and then apply for mutual fund licensing. It is the first step towards licensing for trading stocks and bonds, and it allows students to proceed with the Canadian Investment Manager or Financial Management Adviser designation streams.

The CSC® designation is required by employers in the financial services industry. Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Licensed mutual fund representative;
  • Full-service investment adviser or discount brokerage investment representative;
  • Bank and trust officer, financial planner, or mutual fund representative;
  • Portfolio management, as an adviser or as a personal investor.

For mobile users, click here to view the SlideShare.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of a high school diploma, 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course; and
  2. English Language Proficiency Requirements.

For more details, please see our Admissions Policy.


This course is delivered in-class from our Vancouver campus.


36 hours (12 weeks).


October 1, 2019 – December 17, 2019

  • Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Send Inquiry / Apply

  • The Canadian Investment Marketplace;
  • The Economy;
  • Investment Products;
  • The Corporation;
  • Investment Analysis;
  • Portfolio Analysis;
  • Analysis of Managed Products;
  • Working with the Client.

The registration fee for this course is $649*.

* Does not include the cost of all required materials and/or textbooks in the registration fee.