Continuous Professional Development (SAQ/FinSA)

Our courses provide financial professionals with the necessary specialist and behavioural knowledge for their activity in the financial industry. Several of our training and further education courses are accredited for SAQ re-certification. For more information on this topic.

Subsidies for the AZEK courses

As part of the promotion of higher vocational education and training, the Confederation supports AZEK courses. 50% of the training costs borne by students are reimbursed by the Confederation after completion of the final examination. More information on the federal contributions can be found at here.

Training programs and exams

  • Get more information in one of our information events in Zurich or Geneva
  • Download the application forms here
  • The teaching venues are centrally located and equipped with modern infrastructure
  • Find here all information about the examinations

Learning support & online Training

  • In-class teaching with experienced and renown lecturers
  • Modern online learning platform with videos, interactive apps, podcasts
    • Individual tracking of learning progress
    • Moderated forums
    • Chapter quizzes, examination simulation, archive of past exams
    • Hardware and browser independent scripts

International

  • Promotion of the diplomas on a worldwide scale with the international associations ACIIA and AIWM
  • Recognition and partnerships internationally

Languages

The teaching language is German in Zurich and French in Geneva. The majority of the study documentation is written in English. Exceptions is the basic knowledge program in wealth management, available also in German and French. The examination languages are English, French, German and Italian. To get an impression of the required English level, please find here some document examples:

Financial Analysis & Portfolio Management (CIIA)
Wealth Management (CIWM)
Financial market operations (FMO)