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1. Am I eligible for NISM Mutual Fund Distributors CPE Program?

If you hold any of the following certificates:

(a) NISM Series V (a): Mutual Fund Distributors Certificate Examination

(b) NISM Series V (a): Mutual Fund Distributors Continuing Professional Education

(c) AMFI Mutual Fund (Advisors) Module

(d) IICM: Refresher Course on Mutual Funds

(e) CIEL: Refresher Course on Mutual Funds

and where the validity of such certificate has not expired, you are eligible to attend the NISM Mutual Fund Distributors CPE Program. However, you cannot attend a CPE Program undet the General Category, twelve months prior to the date of expiry of such certificate (ie.,) you can attend the CPE Program only in the final year of your certificate validity period.

Also, if you hold a valid ARN Card, whether or not holding any of the above mentioned certificates, you are eligible to attend the NISM Mutual Fund Dustributors CPE Program under the General Category, twelve months prior to the date of expiry of the ARN Card.

Further, if you have completed 50 years of age or have worked for 10 years or more as a distributor, agent or employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of Mutual Fund products, as on May 31, 2010you are eligible to attend the NISM Mutual Fund Distributors CPE Program under the Grandfathered category. 

2. When should I register for a CPE Program?

Since there are limited seats for every CPE Program, you are advised to avail the opportunity of registering early so as to secure a seat. We suggest that you register at least six months prior to the expiry of your certificate in order to ensure that you get a seat in your preferred location. Requests for registration received closer to the expiry of the certificate may not be successful. 

3. How can I register for a CPE Program?

You may contact an NISM Accredited CPE Provider via phone or email or approach them with a duly filled CPE Registration Form.  Also, a list of the forthcoming Mutual Fund Distributor CPE Programs is available on our website.

Please keep the following information handy while making calls for registration to any of the CPE Providers:

  1. Name and Address
  2. PAN Card Number
  3. Current Certificate Name
  4. Current Certificate Number and Expiry Date
  5. Preferred CPE Location
  6. Phone Number
  7. Email id

4. What is to be done after I register via email or call?

NISM and its Accredited CPE Providers receive registration requests from various cities. When a minimum number of requests are received from a particular region, a CPE Program is arranged by the respective CPE Provider in a suitable location. Based on your collective requests and preferences, the CPE venue and dates are finalized and the seat confirmations with all the relevant details are sent to the registered participants.

5. What is to be done after I register via email or call?

NISM and its Accredited CPE Providers receive registration requests from various cities. When a minimum number of requests are received from a particular region, a CPE Program is arranged by the respective CPE Provider in a suitable location. Based on your collective requests and preferences, the CPE venue and dates are finalized and the seat confirmations with all the relevant details are sent to the registered participants.

6. What if there are very few persons interested in NISM’s CPE Program for Mutual Fund Distributors from my preferred location?

In such cases, you may choose the nearest city, suiting your convenience, where the venue is finalized.  If you are based in non-metro cities, while putting in your request, you may mention the cities that are close by, in the order of your preference.

7. What if the NISM’s CPE Program for Mutual Fund Distributors date and/or venue do/does not suit me?

As there is a window of twelve months available, you may wish to wait for another CPE Program to be announced within such time and at a location of your choice(s).  However, since it is a regulatory requirement, it will be in your interest to comply with it as early as possible.  While NISM makes best endeavors to offer the convenient venue and preferred dates, it may not always be feasible to conduct frequent CPE Programs in a particular area unless there is significant demand for the same.

8. I am a senior citizen. How can I obtain a NISM Mutual Fund Distributors Certificate for the first time?

If you have completed 50 years of age as on May 31, 2010, you may obtain a NISM Mutual Fund Distributors Certificate by either:

  1. Passing the ‘NISM - Series – V - A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certificate Examination’ (or)
  2. Successfully completing the NISM’s CPE Program for Mutual Fund Distributors

9. I have been working in the industry for a long time. Can I attend the Mutual Fund Distributors CPE Program under Grandfathered by experience category?

If you have work experience of 10 years or more as a distributor, agent or employed or engaged in the sale and/or distribution of Mutual Fund products, as on May 31, 2010, you may obtain a fresh certificate for NISM’s CPE for Mutual Fund Distributors by either;

  1. Passing the ‘NISM - Series – V - A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certificate Examination’ (or)
  2. Successfully completing the NISM’s CPE Program for Mutual Fund Distributors

9. What are the documents required at the Venue?

  1. Duly Filled Registration Form
  2. PAN Card (Original + Photocopy)
  3. Two recent Passport-size Photographs
  4. Documents mentioned under Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for RTA-Corporate CPE (whichever applicable)

10. I have lost my certificate. How can I appear for NISM CPE Program?

If you produce a clear photocopy where the photo on the certificate can be verified properly, you may be allowed to appear for the CPE Program. If you do not have a good photocopy, please apply with the original issuing authority for issue of duplicate certificate. Please note that NISM can issue duplicate certificates only if the original certificate was issued by NISM. Once you receive the duplicate certificate, you can submit the documents by email.

11. When do I get my certificate?

After NISM verifies the authenticity of the documents submitted by the participants, your certificate will be sent in electronic format only, to the email id provided in the Registration form. You are expected to receive the certificate in about 30 working days from the date of the CPE Program. However, there may be delays due to postal delays in NISM receiving the documents from the CPE Providers or due to any discrepancy in the documents submitted by you at the CPE venue.

12. How can I track the status of my certificate?

The status of your certificate can be tracked by calling NISM Helpdesk at 8080806476 or mailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

13. I have misplaced my CPE certificate. How do I apply for a duplicate certificate?

NISM emailed certificate to candidate’s registered email ID. Candidate is also provided an option to download certificate by login to NISM portal. The download option is made available under ‘My Examination’ menu.

 

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