Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment CISI is the leading Chartered professional body for securities, investment, wealth, and financial planning professionals globally. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, the CISI is a global organization headquartered in the UK and with representative offices in financial centres such as Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manila, Mumbai, Nairobi and China. CISI qualifications are recognised by 73 regulators around the world, and we have 45,000 members globally. CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism in the financial services sector. Whatever stage of your career you are at, CISI membership highlights to colleagues, clients and the wider professional sphere a commitment to professionalism and the highest standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour.

CISI promotes the highest standards of professionalism amongst our members and the wider financial services profession. Members’ development as professionals is the aim and purpose of the CISI, and the various resources we made available including Professional Refresher- e-learning modules, CISI TV, The Review- online magazine, CISI mentoring scheme all available ensure that the members have all the opportunities to learn, develop and progress in their careers.

The CISI partners with Schools, Colleges and Universities to offer qualifications and career insight for young people to learn about the financial services sector and gain an understanding of the diverse job roles and employment opportunities available. Supported by its members and the Corporate Supporter banks and financial services organizations, the CISI programmes promote classroom learning alongside careers insight, to enable young people to determine the most suitable path to take in the financial services sector.


The university of lahore

The University of Lahore is the largest private sector university in Pakistan with more than 35,000 students. It was established in 1999 and since then it is offering courses in the fields of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. With a strong emphasis on balanced progress and a focus on human capital, the university has grown to 11 faculties and 45+ departments. The quality of teaching facilities and research excellence has also earned UoL international recognition, placing it amongst the top three in Pakistan according to QS Asia World University ranking 2022. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes the University of Lahore at its highest “W4” category of universities reserved for those institutions that fulfil all criteria of an International Quality University. The university has a special focus on Professional and Technical Education, as it is an instrument for the growth and development of any country’s economy.
At our School of Accountancy & Finance, we attract a very diverse range of students, so you will be part of a stimulating academic community, sharing experience and knowledge. All our graduate, post-graduate and professional programmes have been designed to provide skills and knowledge in applied and practical aspects of accountancy, commerce and finance. These programmes also provide bridging to professional accountancy and finance qualifications which are globally recognized. The School of Accountancy & Finance of The University of Lahore is an Approved Training Partner of CISI in Pakistan.


CISI Courses

CISI qualification provides a comprehensive knowledge and skills with a specific focus on investments and risk management from a global perspective. Some certificates are the first step in the CISI’s qualification pathway, and these is taken by many practitioners as it is the foundation exam for higher-level CISI qualifications. Each qualification covers key areas of the respective curriculum with a focus on practical aspects. For details refer to the respective course brochure

Who Should Study CISI Courses

It is intended for new entrants and staff who are beginning their careers in the financial and investment services industry. The broad topics covered make each qualification suitable for all staff, not just those responsible for making investment decisions, including administration, finance and accounting, IT, customer service, sales and marketing and HR and training.

Key Features of CISI Courses

  • A comprehensive entry-level and professional level qualifications provide a detailed overview of investment, finance and, risk from a global perspective
  • The gateway to the CISI’s qualification pathway – can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of the Certificate of Securities & Investment Advice (COSI-A)
  • Computer-based testing (CBT) –  Exams available at Lahore School of Accounting & Finance via computer-based testing
  • Free CISI Student membership – become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits 

My Study

The CISI has a variety of tools and information available to help you in the preparation for sitting your exam. You can find sample papers, study tips and exam information – all located in one place, visit


Each program is assessed via a one-hour and two-hours exam consisting of 50 to 100 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark for the exam is 70%. The exam is delivered by Computer Based Testing (CBT). A worldwide network of test centres is available, ensuring flexible scheduling, instant results and ease of completing the exam on screen. Lahore School of Accounting & Finance operates a Computer Based Testing centre of CISI in Pakistan. Visit  for more details

Eligibility & Fees

  •  Graduation (any discipline)
  •  Intermediate / A Level with 60% or above marks. Candidates with      50 -59% marks will be required to qualify for an aptitude test comprising mathematics and english language.

Registration Fee £45 (One time)

Course Fee: See List

To view fees of all courses offered by CISI, visit 

Courses Offered

The School of Accounting and Finance of the University of Lahore (UOL) is offering following courses of (CISI) at Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and online. The Course fee which includes tuition, workbook costs and examination fee is listed below along with brochure of each course:

Anti-Money Laundering Certification


Fundamentals of Financial Services


International Intro to Securities & Investment




Fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance




Global Financial Compliance


Islamic Finance Qualification


Risk Financial Services


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Lahore School of Accounting & Finance

48 A C3 Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan

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Telephone: +92 (0)326 711 107

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