In light of recent developments with respect to COVID-19, including measures that the South African Government announced on 23 March 2020, the SAIS has taken a decision to postpone April and June 2020 examinations to August/September 2020. Please see the updated examination schedule below.
The Stockbroker Examinations for 2020 will be held as follows:
1st Semester Applications open: 4 December 2019 Applications close: 6 March 2020
2nd Semester Applications open: 4 May 2020 Applications close: 21 August 2020
31 August 2020
7 September 2020
2 November 2020
Rules Part 1
28 September 2020
Rules Part 2
9 November 2020
Investment Advice and Portfolio Management
21 September 2020
16 November 2020
14 September 2020
23 November 2020
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Please note that Legislation and Rules Part 1 are not available in the 2nd semester
The examinations are held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
If candidates have not received their registration confirmation, at least a week before the exam, they must contact SAIS.
Access to course materials is granted only once full payment has been made.
Owing to the vast amounts of knowledge and application required in the frequently-changing legislative landscape, the Rules curriculum has been split into 3 parts:
Legislation: originally this has been part of the Rules Part 1 course. It has now been separated into a stand-alone course and will kick off each year and focus entirely on the legislative landscape, including FMA, FAIS, FICA, POPI, FATCA, AML, etc. This course will be 7 weeks long and will culminate in an open-book exam in April.
Rules Part 1: the lectures for this content will begin straight after the Legislation subjects have concluded, and will culminate in a closed book exam in June.
Rules Part 2: the lectures for this content will begin in July, and will culminate in a closed book exam in November.
Please note that there are no overlaps in content between Legislation, Rules Part 1 and Rules Part 2. For this reason, you can write them in any order (eg. you do not need to pass Part 1 to write Part 2). However, the exams for each of these 3 courses are written once a year only (not twice a year anymore).
Although it is not a requirement, we highly recommend that you complete Legislation first, as this will provide the bigger picture for you and a solid foundation from which to build for Rules Part 1 and Rules Part 2.
Online registrations for the second semester have closed