Advance Certification in Financial Markets

A joint Certification by National Institute of Securities Markets and ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Planning for a career in Advisory, Wealth, Distribution, Operations and Compliance in Financial Markets.

Scope of the programme

The syllabus covers and extends regulatory and non regulatory certifications of NISM in Financial Markets

Highlights of the Programme:

  • Credibility of a Joint certification awarded by ICFL - Education initiative of ICICI Securities Limited and NISM - an educational initiative of SEBI
  • Comprehensive coverage of skills required while working in Financial Market
  • ICFL and NISM training expertise and practical content
  • Holistic knowledge of all aspects of Assets, Advisory, Wealth Management, Distribution, Risk management, Settlement and Compliance

Who should enroll?

  • Graduates /Post Graduates and those pursuing graduation
  • CA’s, CFA’s, law students, CFPs
  • Candidates who want to build a career in Advisory, Wealth, Distribution, Operations and Compliance in Financial Markets
  • Professionals working in Financial Markets

Programme Curriculum

Part A : Foundation Module

  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Equity - Trading and Investments
  • Tools of Analysis - Fundamentals and Technicals
  • Derivatives

Part B : Advisory Module

  • Investment Advisory, Financial Planning, Wealth and Relationship Management
  • Mutual Fund - Foundation and Mutual Fund Analysis
  • Real Life Case Studies

Part C : Operations and Compliance

  • Currency Markets
  • Equity Operations
  • Compliance and Risk Management

Programme Delivery

The programme will be delivered through ICFL’s Virtual Classrooms ( V-class).

ICFL’s V-class

V-class is ICFL’s endeavor to introduce a platform that has features of real-time virtual interactions where virtual lectures are delivered by the expert faculties, industry professionals and academicians of NISM and ICFL.

Benefits of V-class


Qualified faculty resource pool which includes domain experts, industry professionals and academicians


A well-known brand with a experience of training more than 5 lakh individuals through its various programmes


Fully online course with LIVE online interactive lectures that provides classroom experience in a “virtual” environment. No isolated learning experience


In the event that students misses attending the LIVE lecture on the Virtual Classroom for some reason, students can request for access to the recorded sessions


Learn from Anywhere - No need to travel to an institute or training center. Student may learn from the comfort of his/her home


“Advanced Certificate in Financial Markets” certification would be offered to students by NISM and ICFL
* Subject to qualifying criteria.

About National Institute of Securities Markets

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a society and public trust, established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator for securities markets in India, to improve the quality of the securities markets through sustained capacity building and knowledge dissemination. NISM develops and conducts certification examinations and continuing professional educational programmes to enhance the quality and standards of professionals employed in various segments of the financial industry.

About ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning

  • 1.
    Educational initiative of ICICI Securities Ltd.
  • 2.
    Trained more than 5 lakh students and investors across India through one or more programmes
  • 3.
    Focused to provide trainings in financial domain for professional certifications in capital markets, financial planning and wealth management