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NSDL is an approved NISM Accredited CPE Provider to conduct one day CPE training programs on Depository Operations.

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) performs two functions delegated to it under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) SEBI (CAPSM) Regulations, 2007. They are:

  • Offering mandatory Certification Examinations for Associated Persons in the Securities Market Intermediaries
  • Offering Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs for Associated Persons in the Securities Market Intermediaries

NISM Series VI: Depository Operations CPE

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-regulation (1) of Regulation (9) of the SEBI (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) Regulations 2007, NISM specifies the CPE Program for ‘NISM-Series-VI: Depository Operations Certification Examination’, for the purpose of revalidation of the Certificate. (Refer SEBI Notification F. No. LAD-NRO/GN/2010-11/26/10252 dated March 29, 2011)

Accordingly, an Associated Person (engaged or employed by a registered Depository Participant: in dealing or interacting with clients / dealing with securities of clients / handling redressal of investor grievances / internal control or risk management / activities having a bearing on the operational risk / maintenance of books and records pertaining to the above activities) holding any of the following Certificates:

  • (a) NISM-Series-VI: Depository Operations Certification Examination
  • (b) NISM-Series-VI: Depository Operations Continuing Professional Education
  • (c) Certification in Financial Markets (NSDL – Depository Operations Module) of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited
  • (d) Certification in Depository Operations (NCDO) of the National Securities Depository Limited
  • (e) Certification in Financial Markets (BSE’s Certification on Central Depository) of the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited
  • (f) Certificate on completion of CDSL’s DP Training Program on Central Depository Services (India) Limited

and the validity of which has not expired, can revalidate his/her Certificate for a period of three years from its date of expiry by successfully completing NISM Series VI: Depository Operations Continuing Professional Education Program as specified by NISM during 12 months preceding the date of expiry of the Certificate.

Also, Associated Person belonging to the Principal* and the Grandfather** Categories can obtain a Certificate for the first time by successfully completing NISM Series VI: Depository Operations Continuing Professional Education Program as specified by NISM.

Note: Associated Person not belonging to either the Principal or the Grandfather Category, whose Certificate has expired, will have to pass the NISM-Series-VI: Depository Operations Certification Examination to obtain a new Certificate.

*Principal: Any person who is actively engaged in the management of an Intermediary’s Securities business including supervision, solicitation, conduct of business, and is a Proprietor / Sole Proprietor / Partner / Managing Partner / Chairman / Director / Executive Director / Whole Time Director / Chief Executive Officer, can be classified under the Principal Category.

**Grandfather: Any associated person, other than Principal, who has completed the age of 50 years as on March 29, 2011 or who has been engaged or employed by a registered Depository Participant: in dealing or interacting with clients / dealing with securities of clients / handling redressal of investor grievances / internal control or risk management / activities having a bearing on the operational risk / maintenance of books and records pertaining to the above activities for 10 years or more, as on March 29, 2011, can be classified under the Grandfathered Category.

General Category

Any person holding any of the following Certificates:

  • (a) Examination / CPE Certificate for NISM-Series-VI: Depository Operations Certification Examination
  • (b) Certification in Financial Markets(NSDL – Depository Operations Module) of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (before 29th March, 2011)
  • (c) Certification in Depository Operations (NCDO) of the National Securities Depository Limited (before 29th March, 2011)
  • (d) Certification in Financial Markets (BSE’s Certification on Central Depository) of the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (before 29th March, 2011)
  • (e) Certificate on completion of CDSL’s DP Training Program on Central Depository Services (India) Limited (before 29th March, 2011)

and the validity of which has not expired may attend NISM Series VI: Depository Operations CPE Program, on submission of the Required Documents.
Note: Candidates can attend the CPE Program not before twelve months prior to expiry of the said Certificate.

Principal Category

Any person who is actively engaged in the management of an Intermediary’s securities business including supervision, solicitation, conduct of business, and is a Proprietor / Sole Proprietor / Partner / Managing Partner / Chairman / Director / Executive Director / Whole Time Director / Chief Executive Officer, may attend NISM Series VI: Depository Operations CPE Program under the ‘Principal Category’, on submission of the Required Documents.

Note: A person holding any of the Certificates, mentioned earlier, belongs to the ‘General’ Category irrespective of his/her designation.

Grandfather by Age Category

Any associated person, other than Principal, who has completed the age of 50 years as on March 29, 2011, may attend NISM Series VI: Depository Operations CPE Program under the ‘Grandfather by Age Category’, on submission of the Required Documents.

Note: A person holding any of the Certificates, mentioned earlier, belongs to the ‘General’ Category irrespective of his/her age.

Grandfather by Experience Category

Any associated person, other than Principal, who has actively engaged or employed by a registered Depository Participant in any of the below mentioned activities:

  • (a) dealing or interacting with clients
  • (b) dealing with securities of clients
  • (c) handling redressal of investor grievances
  • (d) internal control or risk management
  • (e) activities having a bearing on operational risk
  • (f) maintenance of books and records pertaining to the above activities

for 10 years or more, as on March 29. 2011, may attend NISM Series VI: Depository Operations CPE Program under the ‘Grandfather by Experience Category’, on submission of the Required Documents.

Note: A person holding any of the Certificates, mentioned earlier, belongs to the ‘General’ Category irrespective of his/her experience.

Candidates are requested to Registration & Enroll themselves on “Online CPE Registration and Enrollment System” (OCRES) at https://certifications.nism.ac.in/nismaol/