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To earn the Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP) designation, candidates must:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements;
  • Submit completed application and fees for desired exam date;
  • Pass the CSOP examination.

Requirements

You must meet the following eligibility requirements by the time that you take the exam. ABA will accept your application with education/training that is scheduled to be completed by your exam date. 

ABA certifications are based on U.S. laws and regulations and are therefore not offered outside the U.S.

Experience Tiers

Three (3) years minimum experience in securities operations AND completion of the Cannon Financial Institute Securities Operations Schools

OR

Five (5) or more years experience in securities operations.

Ethics Statement

Each candidate must sign ABA Professional Certifications' Code of Ethics statement. Please note: you must furnish all pertinent information about any convictions or pleas of nolo contendere on the grounds of fraud, embezzlement, unfair or deceptive practices, securities law violations, misappropriation of property, fraudulent conversations or any civil or administrative action from which you have been previously found liable.

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