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Quebec’s Chambre de la sécurité financière (CSF) is launching a portal that will allow its 32,000 members to share their continuing education records directly with their compliance teams.

“With the CSF Dealer/Firm Portal, the CSF is working with all its partners to place the needs of advisors at the heart of its preventive action, and to better protect the public,” said Marie Elaine Farley, president and CEO of the CSF, in a statement.

Once their firm’s account is activated, financial advisors will be able to authorize compliance officers to view a summary of their CE credits in real time.

The CSF anticipates that the portal will allow compliance teams and CE managers to help advisors adhere to a training schedule, take CE courses, receive training and obtain alerts or reminders of completed requirements.

“The new portal will enable firms to be better equipped to comply with oversight obligations, which will ultimately benefit the investors they serve,” said Eric Hallé, chairman of the board of governors of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ).

The CSF emphasized that the portal will not replace the individual responsibility of advisors to comply with CE rules. The portal will launch in January 2023.