Continuing Professional Education

Up-to-date about the latest legislation and regulations

The DSI Continuing Professional Education program enables professionals to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay updated on the latest legal and regulatory developments. Every DSI-certified individual is obligated to participate in an annually approved Continuing Professional Education program by DSI. Successful completion of this program ensures that you meet all the necessary requirements as a certified professional.

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Information about PE 2023

Learn about PE 2023

The Continuing Professional Education Program (PE) has been developed in close collaboration with the industry and the regulator. It’s crucial to stay up-to-date with the numerous new developments and legislative changes relevant to your field. Clients rightfully expect certified professionals to be well-informed about current developments. Furthermore, the legislator imposes requirements on employees with customer contact. In addition to all this, it is also a requirement for certified professionals to continually update their knowledge. Therefore, the Continuing Professional Education Program is mandatory for DSI-certified individuals.

Choose a PE program that matches your registration

It’s important to know which register you are certified in because it determines which variant of the PE program you should follow. For example, if you are registered in the Advising Standard Retail register, you should follow the Advising Standard Retail PE program and not the program for Informing Retail Investment. Therefore, always check (with your training provider) if you are following the correct PE program.

Note! Do you have multiple DSI registrations? For each registration, you must follow a separate PE program. PE programs are not required for the Integrity Register.

PE Program Providers

The providers of the PE program are accredited by DSI and offer current and relevant programs. Several accredited providers offer PE programs. You can consult an up-to-date list of training institutes here.

The topics that should be covered in the PE programs offered by training institutes have been determined by DSI advisory committees. These topics are included in the theme overviews (learning objectives) for the year 2023.

Consult your employer before choosing a training provider

Before selecting a training provider, it’s wise to ask your employer if a specific provider has been chosen. Some employers have agreements with training providers. If your employer has not selected a specific provider, you can choose one yourself and enroll. Keep in mind that the program’s price may vary depending on the provider. Ensure that the chosen program aligns with the register for which you are certified.

When do you start a PE program?

The PE program is determined annually to align with current events and legislative changes that apply in that particular year. Therefore, this annual recurring program should also be completed in the same year. A new PE period begins on January 1 each year.

If you were registered with DSI before January 1, 2023, it means you are required to complete PE 2023. We expect you to have successfully completed PE 2023 before January 1, 2024, so that you can start the PE 2024 program on January 1, 2024. Read more about PE 2023 for additional information. The ultimate deadline for completing PE 2023 is April 1, 2024.

For (candidate) certified individuals who registered with DSI after January 1, it is not yet mandatory to successfully complete the PE program in the registration year itself. This obligation applies to them a year later unless you had a DSI registration before.

If you change your registration before July 1, you must follow the program associated with the new register. If you change your registration after July 1, you can complete the original program. If you switch from ‘informing’ to ‘advising’ or vice versa, you can also complete the original program according to the rules mentioned earlier.

Have you passed the PE program?

Congratulations if you have completed the PE program! In January, training providers send overviews of individuals who have successfully completed the program from the past year to DSI. We process the results in the DSI Public Register and send you a confirmation email. Note: If you have passed, you do not need to send your result or diploma to DSI.

More information

If you need more information about the PE program 2023, please visit our website or use our contact form to get in touch with our Customer Care Officers. We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Continuing Professional Education Program.