Taking the Next Step in Your Financial Career Journey

Whether you are a beginner interested in the financial industry, a professional in their early years, or a seasoned professional wanting to become an expert, Ashton College has the continuing education class for you to take the next step in your financial career journey.

Beginner in the Industry

There are many reasons to take a Canadian Securities Course, from starting a career in the financial industry to learning investment strategies to take control of your own investments. This introductory course will teach you about different financial instruments such as equities, mutual funds, portfolio analysis, and trading stocks. Individuals who complete a CSC® will gain the confidence to speak about investment tools, financial reports, and market events that impact investments. After completing the CSC®, you may look into taking the CSC examination through the Canadian Securities Institute, which will allow you to apply for a mutual fund licence. Other paths to take include; attaining a licence for trading stocks and bonds or continuing your education towards a Canadian Investment Manager or Financial Management Adviser designation. Read more about why you should take a Canadian Securities Course on our blog.

Early Years

Advisors with a few years under their belt may be prepared to take the next step in their financial planning career, which for many means getting their Certified Financial Planner Certification (CFP®). Some advisors have always had the plan to become a certified financial planner, while others may realize after years in the industry that it might be beneficial for the continued growth of their career. Going for your CFP® designation is a rigorous path, but completion comes with many benefits.

  •  CFPs have a competitive advantage in the market
  • CFPs get paid more than non-certified planners
  • CFPs are trusted fiduciaries
  • Internationally recognized

The Certified Financial Planner courses at Ashton College are offered in partnership with Advocis and are part of the FP Canada-accredited Core Curriculum.

Becoming an Expert

Every major bank and firm needs an expert in risk management; there has never been a more crucial time to stand out in this competitive industry. The Financial Risk Manager® is one of the field’s leading certifications and is a key indicator of a skilled and experienced candidate. To become a certified Financial Risk Manager, you need to successfully pass 2 FRM exams and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. There are many benefits to obtaining FRM certification.

  • Higher Salary
  • Globally recognized through GARP
  • Gain access to a network of some of the most prominent financial and risk professionals
  • Creates career opportunities

Ashton College offers exam prep courses for Part 1 and Part 2 of the FRM certification exam. Part one covers the Foundations of Risk Management, the tools used to assess financial risk, quantitative analysis, financial markets and products, and valuation and risk models. Part two covers Market Risk Measurement and Management, Credit Risk Measurement and Management, Operational Risk and Resiliency & Liquidity, Treasury Risk Measurement and Management, Risk Management and Investment Management, and current issues in the financial market. Check out our blog post The Benefits of Becoming a Certified Financial Risk Manager to learn more.

Ashton College provides a variety of continuing education courses to help you take the next step in your career journey.