General Information On CPE-Approved Courses
CPE Governing Bodies 
The CPE governing bodies consist of CPE Advisory Group and CPE Working Committee, which comprise representatives from the Securities Commission Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), industry associations and other relevant organisations. 

  • CPE Advisory Group
    The CPE Advisory Group provides strategic direction and advice on the overall CPE framework as well as facilitates the CPE implementation initiatives. 
  • CPE Working Committee
    The CPE Working Committee undertakes the review of courses and other CPE related applications as submitted by training providers and grants approval to such applications. All CPE-approved courses will clearly indicate the endorsement by the CPE Working Committee as well as the applicable CPE points for participating in the respective courses. Details of such courses are available on the CPE Training Calendar.

CPE Training Providers 
The current CPE-approved training providers are from various backgrounds including but not limited to the following: 
  • SIDC 
  • Bursa Malaysia Berhad 
  • Intermediaries Professional bodies 
  • Industry associations 
  • Private training providers

Course Fees 
The fees for CPE-approved courses are determined by market forces and are not regulated by the Secretariat in any way.

CPE Curriculum 
CPE-approved training providers must ensure course contents are aligned to the Industry Competency Framework (ICF) for the Malaysian Capital Market, a copy of which is available at

In general, CPE-approved courses are grouped into three categories and they are: 
  • Capital market development 
  • Capital market regulations Behavioural

Capital Market Development 
The capital market development courses should cover the areas relating to characteristics of capital market products and players, tools of the trade, its trading environment and scope of business services for liquidity, competition and value creation. These may include, though not limited to the following: 
  • General investment features of products and services. 
  • Basic factors determining the value of investment products and strategies. 
  • Risk factors affecting investment strategies, interest rates, political stability, currency, inflation and related risks. 
  • Product liquidity including considerations affecting it such as monetary and fiscal policies, conversion and calls. 
  • Suitability of products, services or strategies for different types of investors, given their investment objectives and constraints, financial position and level of sophistication.

Capital Market Regulations 
The market regulations courses should generally cover the areas pertaining to the laws and regulations, market integrity, business ethics as well as the professional conduct for investor protection and value creation which may include, but not limited to the following: 
  • Compliance 
  • Regulatory developments 
  • Principles of corporate governance, transparency and accountability 
  • Business ethics 
  • Market integrity 
The content for the market regulations courses may be derived from the securities law, business rules of market institutions, regulations, codes, guidelines and practice notes as well as industry and international standards of best practices.

Behavioural courses should relate to personal characteristics/ attributes needed to interact with other people. Content for courses may be derived from the management, leadership and soft skills element. These courses should be supported by appropriate examples, illustrations and/or models. 

Courses on Behavioural may include, though not limited, to the following: 
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Influencing and Negotiation 
  • Strategic Thinking 
  • Business Acumen
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