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Background

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) performs two functions delegated to it under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) SEBI (CAPSM) Regulations, 2007. They are:

  • Offering mandatory Certification Examinations to Associated Persons in the Securities Market Intermediaries
  • Offering Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs to Associated Persons in the Securities Market Intermediaries

 

NISM Series XV: Research Analyst CPE

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-regulation (1) of Regulation (9) of the SEBI (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) Regulations 2007, NISM specifies the CPE Program for ‘NISM Series XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination’ , for the purpose of revalidation of the Certificate.

Accordingly, any person holding any of the following certificates: 

   (a) ) NISM Series XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination

And the validity of which has not expired, can revalidate his/her Certificate, for a period of three years from its date of expiry by successfully completing NISM Series XV: Research Analyst Continuing Professional Education Program as specified by NISM during 12 months preceding the date of expiry of the Certificate.

Also, Associated Person (representatives and partners) belonging to the Principal* or the Grandfather** Category can obtain a Certificate for the first time by successfully completing NISM Series XV: Research Analyst Continuing Professional Education Program as specified by NISM.

Note: Associated Person not belonging to either the Principal or the Grandfather Category, who’s Certificate has expired, will have to pass the NISM Series XV: Research Analyst Certification Examination to obtain a new Certificate.

 

Design of the CPE Program

  • The CPE Programs shall be delivered in a class-room format.
  • NISM has Accredited CPE Providers for the delivery of the NISM CPE Programs.
  • All NISM CPE Programs are of one day duration (approximately six hours).
  • A test shall be conducted at the end of the program.
  • After verifying that candidates have successfully completed the CPE Program, NISM shall issue a new certificate for a period of three years from the date of the program or revalidate an existing certificate for a period of three years from its date of expiry.

Note: The content and duration of the CPE Programs shall be specified from time to time, by NISM for each CPE Program specific to each Certification Examination.

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Validity of the Certificate

The Validity of the Certificate obtained by attending a Continuing Professional Education Program is for a period of three years from the date of expiry of any of the above mentioned Certificates for Participants belonging to the ‘General’ Category and for a period of three years or for a period of three years from the date of the Program for Participants belonging to the ‘Principal’ / ‘Grandfather by Age’ Category.

*Principal: Any associated persons Registered as Research Analyst under SEBI (Research Analyst) Regulations, 2014, and partners of a research analyst, engaged in preparation and/or publication of research report or research analysis, and is a Proprietor / Sole Proprietor / Partner / Managing Partner / Chairman / Director / Executive Director / Whole Time Director / Chief Executive Officer, may attend NISM Series XV: Research Analyst CPE Program under the ‘Principal’ Category, on submission of the Required Documents., can be classified under the Principal Category.

**Grandfather: Any associated person, other than Principal, who has completed the age of 50 years as on March 27, 2015, may attend NISM Series XV: Research Analyst CPE Program under the ‘Grandfather by Age’ Category, on submission of the Required Documents.

 

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