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What is an FSP Competency Register and how should it be maintained
Duties of FSP's relating to Competency Registers
All training that is undertaken by a Financial Services Professional must be recorded in his or her Competency Register.
The FSP has 15-days from the date of training to record the information. Information recorded in a competency register must be retained for at least five years for all financial products that the FSP provided services for.
The following detail needs to be recorded:
- Exams that have been attempted and passed
- Training relating to Products and Class of Business
- CPD activities
As stated by the FSB (Financial Services Board), competency requirements consist of experience, qualification and exam requirements. More detailed information is available here: https://www.fsb.co.za/Departments/fais/Pages/Competency-Requirements.aspx
As described in the Board Notice 194 of 2017:
“A FSP must establish, maintain and update on a regular basis a competence register in which all qualifications, successfully completed regulatory examinations, product specific training, class of business training and CPD of the FSP, its key individuals and representatives are recorded.”