Core Curriculum Certificate Course

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Friday, April 12, 2019

Core Curriculum Certificate Course

A Two-Week Course in Financial Regulation and Supervision

The program aims to provide a comprehensive core curriculum covering the fundamental principles and best practices of regulation and supervision. The course will address supervisory issues faced by supervisors of the banking, insurance, pensions and securities industries, and will maintain Toronto Centre’s interactive approach to learning through the extensive use of group activities and case studies.


Topics covered include:

·         Regulation and supervision

·         Risk-based supervision

·         Credit risk supervision

·         Insurance risk supervision

·         Operation risk supervision

·         Conduct risk supervision

·         Corporate governance

·         Internal controls

·         Anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing


·         Licensing and authorization

·         Regulatory capital

·         Macroprudential surveillance

·         Consolidated and conglomerate supervision

·         Cross-border supervisory cooperation

·         Problem institutions, recovery planning and resolution



This course will be taught by Toronto Centre program directors and program leaders who have a wealth of highly relevant experience to share with participants in order to help them carry out their work in line with international best practices and to address challenges that they may encounter in their supervisory and regulatory work. More details on the presenters will be provided at a later date. 


Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level staff and managers involved in regulatory and supervisory activities. Participants should have at least three years of working experience in financial sector supervision, analysis, or policy, and be proficient in English.


Registration Information

Program Fee: US$4,000                     

Early Bird Discounted Fee: US$3,000

Where is the Program?

The program will be held downtown Toronto at two executive class locations: the Vantage Venues and the Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre.


Networking Tour

Participants are invited to take part in a complimentary sightseeing tour of the world-renowned Niagara Falls on Sunday, March 31, 2019. This will be a good opportunity for participants to network with peers while experiencing the thundering roar and powerful mist of the falls up close.

John Palmer Scholarship Available: 

In recognition of John Palmer’s outstanding contribution to Toronto Centre for the past 20 years, we are pleased to announce the creation of the John Palmer Scholarships for the Core Curriculum Certificate Course. John was one of the key founders of Toronto Centre and served as Chair from 2005 to 2018.  He was the architect of the Centre’s successful flagship Core Curriculum Certificate Course.  Apply Here  

• Up to three scholarships, in the form of tuition waivers, will be awarded annually.  Scholarships are valued at USD $4,000 which is the registration fee for the Core Curriculum Certificate Course. 

• To qualify, recipients must be from either the Least Developed or Other Low Income Country category on the ODA list

• We welcome those who would contribute to diversity in financial sector supervision and regulation including, but not limited to, women.

Deadline to apply for the John Palmer Scholarship: February 1st, 2019 

Program Materials

Registration Deadline

Friday, March 8, 2019

Registration Fee

The Early Bird promotion fee is $3,000US, if paid before February 1st, 2019. All later registrants will be charged a fee of $4,000 US. Participants are also in charge for arranging their travel and accommodation. For further information, please contact Madina Ibragimova at

Program Venue

Week 1: 
Vantage Venues 
150 King Street West 
Toronto, ON, M5H 1J9

Week 2: 
Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre 
130 King Street West 
Toronto, ON, M5X 1K6
Please note, there will be a 1/2 day class on April 6th.

Program Contact

Madina Ibragimova