The Capital Market Education arm of the SEC introduced a qualification framework for financial sector professionals considering the important changes the Sri Lankan capital market has been facing the recent years. The first level of certification is the Certificate in Capital Markets (CCM). The candidates who have completed the CCM could obtain the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) status by completing relevant industry experience stipulated by the SEC.
The Diploma in Capital Markets (DCM) is the third stage of the qualification framework which provides advanced knowledge on capital market theories, practices and financial products. The DCM includes three modules:
  • Corporate Finance and Technical Foundations
  • Wealth and Investment Management
  • Risks in Financial Services Industry

The DCM is a jointly branded programme with the Chartered Institute of Securities Investments
(CISI), which is one of the leading examinations, training and membership body in the United
Kingdom. Key benefits to the students of this alliance include:

  • The opportunity of obtaining a reputed international qualification for local candidates at a very
    reasonable price.
  • CISI’s global content and high standard lead by senior practitioners, supports capacity building in
    the financial services space, by offering the opportunity to learn the global best practices.

Entry Requirements

One of the following qualifications is required to register for the DCM programme:
  • Certificate in Capital Markets (CCM)
  • Full Professional Qualification

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Chartered Institute
of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or any other qualification acceptable to the SEC.

  • Academic Qualification

A Bachelor’s Degree in either Finance, Banking, Business Administration, Accounting,
Management, Economics, Information Technology, Engineering, Law or Arts.

  • Examinations

There will be three examinations for each module. All examinations will be conducted at a web-
based computer testing environment. On completion, successful candidates will receive a
combine certificate known as the SEC-CISI Diploma in Capital Markets.

Corporate Finance Risk in Financial Services Wealth & Investment Management
Study hours required 80 Hrs 100 Hrs 100 Hrs
Exam duration 1 Hrs 2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Number of questions 50 MCQ 100 MCQ 100 MCQ
Pass Mark 70% 70% 70%
Programme Duration: Six Weeks. (Saturdays’ from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm)
Medium : English

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