Trader Training & Examination

Trader Training & Examination

Get Ready to Trade on the Swiss Stock Exchange

Set the Foundation for Trading on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

With the SIX Swiss Exchange Trader Examination, traders prove that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to trade securities on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Our modules "Trading” and "Rules and Regulations" provide all the necessary information you will need to successfully pass the exam and get hold of the trading license. Read up on the subject matter before the training. The training takes one day, for already licensed traders half a day. To ensure that you are well prepared for the exam, we go through the modules together with you.

How You Will Benefit

Recognised Trader License

By successfully completing the Trader Examination – recognized across the industry – you will be able to trade on the Swiss Stock Exchange. 

Keep Your Knowledge up to Date

With our modules, you keep your Swiss Stock Exchange knowledge up to date.

Advanced Training Opportunities

With our advanced training courses, you can expand your knowledge and thus potentially boost your career.

Which Exam Do You Have to Take?

Passing the trader examination offers several advantages. On the one hand, you receive a trader's licence recognised by the Swiss Stock Exchange, on the other hand, you build up your knowledge or keep it up to date. 

  • you are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange AG Participant or Reporting Member
  • you are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange AG Participant or Reporting Member
  • you hold a recognized license by SIX Swiss Exchange AG
  • or your SIX Swiss Exchange AG license has expired since 2 years or more
  • you are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange AG Participant
  • you hold a recognized license by SIX Swiss Exchange AG
  • and you have more than 5 years of professional experience without interruption since obtaining your recognized license

Self-Study Documents

Which documents do you need to prepare for your course or exam?

Trader Training

Details  

Target Audience

Traders who are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange Participant or a Reporting Member who either do or do not have a license recognized by SIX Swiss Exchange

Duration

1 day for Trader Training (Modules Trading & Rules and Regulations)

½ day for Trader Training for Licensed Traders (Module Trading)

½ day for Trader Training for Licensed Senior Traders (Module Trading)

Timetable

09:00 - 13:00 Module Trading
14:00 - 18:00 Module Rules and Regulations

Cost

CHF 1'000 Trader Training

CHF    500 Trader Training for Licensed Traders

CHF    500 Trader Training for Licensed Senior Traders

Location

SIX premises in Zurich and London

Language

German and English

Please note that cancellations or postponements must be submitted in writing to Member Education at least one week prior to the training date, otherwise no reimbursement of the fee can be guaranteed.

Module Rules and Regulations

  • Regulatory Basis 
  • Issuer Regulations 
  • Regulations for Participants and Traders 
  • Surveillance & Enforcement 
  • Sanctions

Module Trading

  • Market participants 
  • General principles of trading 
  • Exchange periods 
  • SWXess (SIX Swiss Exchange platform) 
  • Trading on the order book 
  • Trading outside of the order book 
  • Trading parameters 
  • Clearing and settlement 
  • Matching rules

Module Trading

  • Market participants 
  • General principles of trading 
  • Exchange periods 
  • SWXess (SIX Swiss Exchange platform) 
  • Trading on the order book 
  • Trading outside of the order book 
  • Trading parameters 
  • Clearing and settlement 
  • Matching rules

Registration Trader Training

Aufgrund von COVID-19 finden im Moment keine Präsenzschulungen in Zürich oder London statt. Alternativ bieten wir Online-Schulungen per Webinar an.

Date Time Course Language Location Booked / Available Cost
10 Nov 2021 09:00 - 17:00 German Webinar 3 / 25 CHF 1000 Register
Date Time Course Language Location Booked / Available Cost
10 Nov 2021 09:00 - 13:00 German Webinar 0 / 25 CHF 500 Register
18 Nov 2021 09:00 - 13:00 English Webinar 1 / 25 CHF 500 Register

On-Site Training

Details Training for Traders Training for Licensed / Senior Traders
Course Duration    1 day 1/2 day
Timetable 09:00 - 13:00 Module Trading
14:00 - 18:00 Module Rules and Regulations
09:00 - 13:00 Module Trading
Cost CHF 1'500 per person, including training materials CHF 1'000 per person, including training materials
Location Provided on-site at the Participant's or Reporting Member's premises.
Languages German and English

Module Rules and Regulations

  • Regulatory Basis 
  • Issuer Regulations 
  • Regulations for Participants and Traders 
  • Surveillance & Enforcement 
  • Sanctions

Module Trading

  • Market participants 
  • General principles of trading 
  • Exchange periods 
  • SWXess (SIX Swiss Exchange platform) 
  • Trading on the order book 
  • Trading outside of the order book 
  • Trading parameters 
  • Clearing and settlement 
  • Matching rules

Module Trading

  • Market participants 
  • General principles of trading 
  • Exchange periods 
  • SWXess (SIX Swiss Exchange platform) 
  • Trading on the order book 
  • Trading outside of the order book 
  • Trading parameters 
  • Clearing and settlement 
  • Matching rules

Booking Request

Chosen Training

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Training for*

Contact Person

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Company Details

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Test Your Knowledge - Self-Study Test

The following self-test helps you to test your level of know-how.

As in the exam they are based on multiple-choice questions.

Trader Examination

Details
Target Audience Traders who are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange Participant or a Reporting Member who either do or do not have a licence recognized by SIX Swiss Exchange.

Duration

2 hours for Trader Examination
1 hour for Trader Examination for Licensed Traders
1 hour for Trader Examination for Licensed Senior Traders

Cost

CHF 550 Trader Examination

CHF 500 Trader Examination for Licensed Trader

CHF 500 Trader Examination for Senior Trader

Location

On-site for Participants

At SIX premises for Reporting Members

Language German and English

Procedure

The exam is conducted: 

  • online at the Participant's premises under the supervision of the responsible Compliance Officer
  • for Reporting Members and others once a month at SIX premises

Exam Structure

  • multiple-choice exam
  • Trader Examination:                                        100 questions
    Trader Examination for Licensed Traders:    50 questions
    Trader Examination for Senior Traders:        25 questions
  • the result is shown online at the end of the exam
  • pass mark: 70%

The Trader Examination for Senior Traders may be retaken 3 time with the same login details.

Further Information for Head Exams

Should a Participant not be able to provide the necessary infrastructure, the exams can also be conducted in the premises of SIX Zurich under our supervision.

Resources

Trader Licenses Recognized by Six Swiss Exchange AG

Licence / Certificate Regulator / Exchange
Börsenhändlerprüfung Eurex Eurex
Börsenhändlerprüfung Xetra Deutsche Börse AG / Wiener Börse AG
Canadian Securities Course Canada, Services and Investment (CSI Global Education Inc.)
Certificate in Securities Securities & Investment Institute London Stock Exchange
CLICK NASDAQ OMX Nordic Market Stockholm Helsinki Copenhagen
DSI (Senior) Securities trader license DSI (Dutch Securities Institute)
FCA Recognized exams FCA
General Securities Registered Representative Examination (Test Series 7) FINRA (Financial Industry Regulation Authority) U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
HKATS Operations, Trading Procedures & Rules Examination The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
INET NASDAQ OMX Nordic Market Stockholm Helsinki Copenhagen
International Fixed Income and Derivatives Certificate (IFID) International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
JSDA's Examination for Class-1 Sales Representatives JSDA - Japan Securities Dealers Association Tokyo Stock Exchange
SAXess authorization course NASDAQ OMX Nordic Market Stockholm Helsinki Copenhagen
Swiss Exchange Trader License Swiss Exchange Regulation
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