Swiss Exchange Trader Training & Exam

Traders have to prove that they have a certain level of market knowledge before they are granted the trader license. In passing the SIX Swiss Exchange Trader Examination, traders show that they have the knowledge they need to trade securities via SIX Swiss Exchange.

Which exam do you have to take?

Depending on your background you can choose out of 3 exams.

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

How do you best prepare?

Training sessions are held at SIX Swiss Exchange premises, or on request on site at client locations outside Switzerland.

It is also possible to prepare for the exam by distance learning using the extensive preparatory materials and a self test is available online.

Self-learning material

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

Trader Training

Training Details
Target audience Traders who are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange participant or a Reporting Memberand do not have a licence 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 for Trader Training

CHF 500 for Trader Training for Licensed Traders

CHF 500 for Trader Training for Licensed Senior Traders

Location

SIX offices in Zurich and London

Language

German and English

Content Modules

Training Registration

Date Time Course Language Location Booked / Available Cost
17 Jan 2019 09:00 - 17:30 German Zurich 6 / 12 CHF 1000 Register
26 Feb 2019 09:00 - 17:30 German Zurich 2 / 12 CHF 1000 Register
Date Time Course Language Location Booked / Available Cost
17 Jan 2019 09:00 - 13:00 German Zurich 1 / 12 CHF 500 Register
23 Jan 2019 09:00 - 13:00 English London 3 / 12 CHF 500 Register
26 Feb 2019 09:00 - 13:00 German Zurich 0 / 12 CHF 500 Register

Test your knowledge - self-study test

The following self-learning questions help you to test your level of know-how.

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

Trader Examination

Examination Details
Target audience Traders who are employed by a SIX Swiss Exchange participant or a Reporting Memberand do not have a licence recognized by SIX Swiss Exchange.

Duration

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

Cost

CHF 550 per exam for Trader Examination

CHF 500 for Trader Examination for Licensed Trader

CHF 500 for Trader Examination for Senior Trader

Location

On-site for Participants

At SIX premises for Reporting Member

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 Swiss Exchange

Exam structure

  • multiple-choice exam
  • 100 questions for Trader Exam
    50 questions for Trader Exam for Licensed Traders: 
    25 questionsTrader Exam for Senior Traders
  • the result is shown 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 Swiss Exchange Zurich under our supervision.

Trader Licenses recognized by SIX

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