With only 9 weeks left before the first cut-off date, we are swamped by enquiries regarding the most effective study material to use. Last week, we suggested the following:
The questions for the exams were drawn up using the qualifying criteria, which is available in the FSB preparation guide. Obviously, the information required to comply with the tasks set out in the qualifying criteria is contained in various pieces of legislation like the FAIS Act, the General Code of Conduct and various Board Notices.
While the qualifying criteria is freely available, the relevant legislation is proving to be a problem for many candidates. The best “free” site to find it is the FSB website, where the updated legislation can be downloaded.
Another source that you may want to consider is the Juta Pocket Statutes on FAIS and FICA.
LexisNexis also publish a neat preparation kit consisting of a legislation handbook and a preparation guide. The latter contains the qualifying criteria, with specific page references in the legislation handbook where you can find the required information. Please contact these suppliers directly, should you wish to order their publications.
While it would be ideal to read through material like the Inseta study guide to obtain the big picture, there is only nine weeks left before the 28 June deadline. If you want to study in a focused manner, we suggest you consider using the bare necessities: The qualifying criteria and the legislation.