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Discontinued Core Curriculum Programs

If you’ve completed one of these discontinued Core Curriculum programs, you may still be eligible to write the FPSC Level 1® Examination in Financial Planning.


  • You must have completed the program when it was still approved. Please refer to the dates in parentheses below.
  • You must attempt the FPSC Level 1 examination within four years of the date you completed the program.
  • If you have successfully completed individual courses through the providers below, you may apply for advanced standing with an FPSC-approved education provider. You are responsible for contacting the FPSC-approved providers to determine equivalencies. You can find contact information for all current Core Curriculum programs here.

National Discontinued Core Curriculum Programs

  • Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) - (December 31, 2004 to August 31, 2011)
    Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC)
  • Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) - (December 31, 2004 to August 31, 2011)
    CSI – Financial Planning Program: Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC) and Securities Fundamentals for Financial Planners 
  • Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) - (December 31, 2004 to February 28, 2012)
    CSI – Institute of Canadian Bankers (ICB) Financial Planning Program
  • Sheridan College-CCH/Advocis Education Program leading to CFP® Certification

British Columbia Discontinued Core Curriculum Programs

  • Camosun College, School of Business (November 5, 2009 to March 31, 2016)

Ontario Discontinued Core Curriculum Programs

  • Wilfrid Laurier University - (December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2011)
    Specific courses within the BBA Honours Degree with Specialization in Financial Planning
  • Lakehead University (July 31, 2009 to January 31, 2016)
    Specific courses within the Honours Bachelor of Commerce: Finance Specialization
  • George Brown (July 4, 2012 to July 31, 2015)