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Foran Canadian Securities Course Exam Preparation Seminar For CSC® course Volume One

Foran Class Code: FCSP-1

Foran’s three-day Canadian Securities Course exam preparation seminar will help anyone preparing to write CSC course Exam One for Volume One of the Canadian Securities Course.  The program is offered monthly in Toronto.

CSC Volume One Content Covered:

This three-day Canadian Securities Course seminar covers: the Canadian investment marketplace, role of capital markets; the Canadian securities industry and regulatory environment; Canadian economy, economic principles and policy; understanding investment products, fixed income securities features and types, pricing and trading, common and preferred share analysis, equities transactions and derivatives; types of accounts including cash, margin and short accounts, as well as types of orders; financing and listing securities and corporations and their financial statements.

On Day 2 of this CSC exam seminar there will be an additional session on Options from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm. This session is open to students who wish to get extra help on the Options section.

Toronto Dates:

June 1-3
July 20-22
September 21-23
October 26-28
December 7-9

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Lectures: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Total Hours of Instruction: 24 hours

Investment: $695 + HST

Combined Volume One & Two Seminars:
$1,290 + HST for 3 Day CSC1 and 3 Day CSC2

Register Online

Or call (416) 947-1922, for outside GTA call toll free at 1-800-565-0374

Continuing Education Credits: 24

Note on Foran Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
Foran Financial Institute issues CE Credits for all of its licensing seminars. However, with the exception of the Financial Planning Standards Council approved CFP credits noted above, it is at the discretion of your compliance department whether Foran CE Credits fill CE Credit requirements.

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Foran Financial Institute is an independent supplier of educational services. Its exam preparation courses are not sponsored by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, or any other industry organization.

Your  Instructor

Ron Foran, CFA, CFP, CLU, FCSI
As President of Foran Financial Institute, Ron has been teaching Foran’s Canadian securities exam preparation seminars for over 24 years.  Since it’s inception in 1987, Foran Financial Institute has helped over 150,000 financial professionals pass licensing exams. Prior to setting up Foran Financial, Ron was a Senior Investment Advisor with Wood Gundy Inc., and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.

Seminar was great. Ron has so much knowledge about the context covered. Helps break terms and strategies in a mannar you can remember. Acronyms really helped remember content. Makes me want to take more courses in my business development.

Lindita Sulemanovski, BMO Nesbitt Burns
March 2018, CSC2 with Ron Foran

Ron is extremely knowledgeable! He made the abundance of information easier to understand. With hints to remember key points.

Jennifer Pragnell, TD Wealth
March 2018, CSC2 with Ron Foran

For somebody like me who has no background in the financial world this seminar really broke the material down and helped me understand the content. Credit to Gary as well for being able to teach it this way.

David Mansur
March 2018 CSC1 with Gary Gallant

Great way to understand information. Fantastic concepts and notes. Easy flowing.

Julian Ricci
March 2018 CSC1 with Gary Gallant

The  instructor was very experienced and made the course material interesting. Explained the material in an easy-to-understand form, and saves me lots of time to get ready for the exam.

Nancy Chan
BMO Nesbitt Burns
March 2018 CSC1 with Gary Gallant

Very well organized. Amazing Instructor, very thorough explanations.

Emerson Kako
January 2018 with Gary Gallant

Very helpful and a great exam prep!

Paige Vukson
January 2018 with Gary Gallant

Excellent Seminar!

Baiba Reinfelde
January 2018 with Gary Gallant

Was very helpful! Helped me understand the information in the book, the concepts and math.

Soria Kidd, TD Wealth
January 2018 with Gary Gallant

Gary was very helpful in giving us techniques to help us in understanding certain topics. Whether it was easy charts or sayings, definitely are engraved in my head.

Tia Lambrinos, Manulife Securities
October 2017 with Gary Gallant

If you are serious about not just passing the exam but genuinely understanding the material of this course, then you will not be disappointed!! This seminar brings the textbook learning to another level. I would highly recommend taking it to everyone. The tools make remembering and calculations so much simpler.

Natalie Dugale
CSC1 June 2017

Extremely helpful. Cleaned up many questions, made it easier to remember key points.

Jen Pragnell, TD
CSC1 June 2017

Ron helped me with the CSC1 as he explains it clearly and in terms that are easy to understand. Once again made me feel more confident about taking my exam.

Jennifer Sutton, TD Wealth, St. Catharines
CSC2, June 2017

All the information puts the CSC1 puzzle together. Thank you.

Ashley McGraa, CIBC Wood Gundy
CSC1 April 2017

Ron has a great sense of humor. He is tremendously knowledgeable, a great presenter and very concise.

Jim Greenwood, IPC
CSC2 January 2017

Very thorough; lots of material covered but it an accessible way. Great memory techniques provided and reviewing previous day’s material is incredibly helpful. Ron is as knowledgeable as ever! I appreciate that he has years of experience to call on , but that he also keeps up to date on the industry. The text is beyond dry and hard to retain; the Foran program makes it possible to retain the info and actually understand it!

Victoria Lysnes, Canaccord Genuity
CSC2 January 2017

Very well done and clearly explained. Highlights the important issues and skips over all the noise in the book.

Steve Meehan, Bellwether Investment Management
CSC2 March 2017

Great content. Enjoyable learning process. Breaks things down into simple understandable concepts.

Steve Meehan, EWA Capital Partners
CSC 1 April 2017

Loved it! I feel so much more confident after taking the course. Ron is excellent at explaining the course.

Jennifer Sutton, TD Wealth
CSC 1 April 2017

Very efficient and straight to the point.

Juan Uscategui
CSC2 March 2017

The seminar covered a lot of the required subject matter and emphasised those areas most likely to be featured on the exam. It is very intense and jam packed for the volume of information covered in only 3 days. Ron was an excellent instructor and made the material really accessible and easy to understand.

Victoria Lysnes, Canaccord Genuity
CSC1 December 2016

All I can say is thank you! When I pass this course it will be because I came here to understand this material. You translated this course into a language I could understand.

Ginette Trudel, IPC Investment Corporation
December 2016

Mr. Foran is a great instructor. Very knowledgeable and I like how he adds jokes to make some sessions interesting. Very patient and focused.

Arlene Phillips, Investment Planning Counsel
December 2016

So invaluable, should have signed up long ago. (The instructor) made it clear, concise, easy to understand. Loved his sense of humor. Loved the handouts, a great overview.

Teresa Varey, RBC DS
CSC2 October 2016

I can’t imagine writing an investment exam without taking the Foran Seminar first! Ron was made to teach, guess that’s why he’s still doing it.

Amanda Faber, Scotia McLeod
CSC2 September 2016

Both instructors were great. I would recommend this course to anyone looking forward to the Volume 2. The content was simplified and easy to grasp. The instructors were very knowledgeable.

Michael Sagoe, Cerco Canada
CSC1 March 2015

Thank you so much to Gary and Ron. I learned more here than in a full semester at my university. Fantastic! Very clear and articulate. They’re amazing teachers who take the time to explain well and clearly.

Claudia Bellai-Brisebois, RBC DS Ottawa
CSC1 January 2015

I wrote my exam on on December 22, and passed. Words cannot express how relieved I am. I know this would not be possible without your help. Ron put the information into plain English and makes it relatable. In my opinion, Foran Financial needs to be deemed an essential service. See you in 2015.

Tamara Wood,
C SC2 November 2014

I wrote the CSC (exams) after taking the (Foran preparation seminars) and received an overall average of 81.5%. The Foran course was extremely helpful. Going back into study mode for a course when you have been out of that mode for some time is difficult and the Foran course provides the structure to help learn the material … I am quite satisfied with the Foran course and the results I obtained.

Doug Lawson, CPA, CMA, Matheis Financial Group

Excellent! Brought clarity to all chapters. Helped to simplify calculations and provided great mnemonics to jog the memory. Both Ron (Foran) and Gary (Gallant) are extremely knowledgeable about their subject. Comprehensive and really covered the tough topics.

Ian Burns, The Pension Specialists, February 2014

I wanted to let you know that I have successfully passed the CSC1 & 2 exams. Your program was the key and I cannot more highly recommend these two seminars as an excellent way to prepare to write. Your seminars were the difference between costly multiple re-writes and passing the first time. I am already planning for WME next year and have already made the decision to sign up for your prep seminar before I write.

Stephen D. Palmer, Investment & Insurance Advisor, Holliswealth, October 2013

Thank you again for all your help and support.Absolutely a huge help. Breaks down complicated terms and subject matter into simple terminology. Very knowledgeable instructor, who really emphasized the parts of the material that may seem difficult and took the time necessary to help us fully understand. This course gets to the meat of the program and the techniques help you remember what was learned.

Joshua Bowden, Associate, TD, July 2013

The text book material is summarized into the best course handout material I’ve ever received. The many acronyms given made remembering steps in a process or multiple items extremely easy. Ron is a natural presenter and extremely knowledgeable. You’ll enjoy the humor and see that he really enjoys teaching. I passed both CSC1 and CSC2 on first attempt with no prior formal training or experience in the field.

Dan Mano, June 2013 (retired early)

I wrote the CSC part 2 April 30th and received a 79%, I wrote part 1 two weeks earlier after taking you part 1 and received 84% for an overall average of 81.5%. I found the Part 2 exam more difficult than the part 1 exam with many more questions that seemed to “spilt hairs” in determining the most right answer.

The Foran course was extremely helpful. Going back into study mode for a course when you have been out of that mode for some time is difficult and the Foran course provides the structure to help learn the material. As Ron states I still needed to read all of the CSC material and in fact there seemed to be many more planning type questions on the exam than I anticipated. I focused a little too much on the various formulas covered in the 3 day course.
I am quite satisfied with the Foran course and the results I obtained.

Doug Lawson, IPC

I took the test on Friday - and I passed!!! I believe that the Foran course really helped me to succeed. I had absolutely NO experience with anything in the financial sector - I mean NONE. I've never even had a mortgage and my eyes glazed over when listening to the financial news.

I started reading the CSC book 4 weeks ago and found it a bit intimidating. The course really helped to clarify things and gave me some great study tips. I am hoping to take the second part of the test very soon. I am excited and motivated and very interested in the material. Thanks so much!

Ann Mari

I wrote my exam on Friday as planned, and passed! Thank you so much for all your help and I know I wouldn't have been successful without your seminar! Your 3 day seminar taught me more in the 3 days than studying those books for 4 months!

Aaron Jardine, MD Management Limited

I am so thankful that I came across Foran Financial in such perfect timing. Please pass on my sincere thank you to Ron. Every minute of the classroom instruction and of course the workbook was very helpful and most beneficial for both CSC exams. The examples used in the classroom, (I still recall the green sheet example – it was on my first exam) – tremendously helped me to understand and brought clarity and confidence at exam time.

Rita Popovics, ATB Investor Services

I took the CSC 2 seminar back in September. I wrote the exam in early October and passed with a mark of 80%. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Ron for all of his help. I have no previous background studies in the industry, and I truly feel that the seminars lead me to achieve an 83% in the CSC. Thanks so much and I am sure I will be taking more seminars with you guys in my future endevours.

Kristina Simone