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An Approved CPT Provider
HKSFA is recognised by the Securities and Futures Commission as an institution for providing Continuous Professional Training ("CPT"). Continuing Education programmes and seminars organised by HKSFA are qualified for CPT hours.

The financial industry is characterized by rapid change and innovative products. In a changing technical and professional environment, persons engaging in regulated activities in HK should continuously update their knowledge and skills through CPT in order to maintain their professional competence to remain fit and proper. The Guidelines on Continuous Professional Training are made under section 399 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance in HK, Cap. 571 (“SFO”), which aims to provide general guidance for persons to comply with the CPT requirements.

Objectives of the CPT program :
(a) to maintain and enhance their technical knowledge and professional expertise;
(b) to provide reasonable assurance to investors at large that they have the technical knowledge, professional skills and ethical standards required to perform the regulated activities efficiently, effectively and fairly; and
(c) to maintain and enhance Hong Kong’s international reputation for high professional standards.

For Whom :
These Guidelines are applicable to the following persons carrying on any regulated activities in HK:
(a) a licensed representative under Part V of the SFO;
(b) a licensed representative who is approved as a responsible officer under Part V of the SFO;
(c) a licensed corporation under Part V of the SFO;
(d) a registered institution under Part V of the SFO;
(e) an individual whose name is entered in the register maintained by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) under section 20 of the Banking Ordinance (“relevant individual”); and
(f) an individual who has been given consent to act as an executive officer of a registered institution under section 71C of the Banking Ordinance.

Noted: Only training programs relevant to the regulated activities for which an individual engaged in would serve the CPT purpose. Individuals are advised to select topics that are related to their regulated activities and will enhance their professionalism to satisfy the CPT requirements.

Reference: "Guidelines on Continuous Professional Training
"  from the Securities and Future Commission.