The NSX holds stockbroking exams twice a year usually in March and September.
Any candidate wishing to write the exams can apply by filling in an application form and making the relevant payment (currently N$ 3100.00 per paper) to the NSX for whichever exam he/she would like to write. No minimum qualifications are set for these exams as they are intended for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the financial services industry i.e. any person in Namibia can sit for the exams.
Three papers are written namely; Paper I Rules and Regulations (Act, Rules and Directives), Paper II Investment Principles and Paper III Portfolio Management on specified dates.
For Papers II and III, no study material is provided. Candidates wishing to write these are expected to find their own study material to study from. However, a syllabus is provided by the NSX to give guidance as to what topics they should cover in order to be adequately prepared for the exams.
Study material for Paper I can be bought from the NSX at a cost of N$ 700.00 plus an extra N$ 60.00 for additional copies of all adjustments made to the rules in the past years.
At this point of time, no courses are offered by the NSX but we are currently looking at having this service in the near future.
NSX Stock Broking Exam Dates:
23 Oct 2017 – Investment Principles (Paper II)
30 Oct 2017 – Portfolio Management (Paper III)
14 Nov 2017 – NSX Rules & Regulations (Paper I)
In order to register to write the Stock Broking exams, candidate(s) will need to complete the Application form one (1) month in advance and return to the Information Officer (email@example.com) at the Namibian Stock Exchange together with the proof of payment. For the March/April exams last day to register would be 28 February 2018.
NB: Additional Examinations include Registered Persons Exams, Traders Exams, Settlement Officers Exams & Compliance Officer Exams offered by The South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM). For further information on these exams kindly visit the website below: