A diploma for advisers on Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) will go live next week.
The exam - which is being produced in conjunction with the EIS Association and tax exam training provider Tolley, and sponsored by EIS platform Kuber Ventures - will go live next Tuesday.
It will cover investment, tax and regulation in relation to EIS, and is designed to improve advisers' knowledge and confidence of the area.
Advisers will be able to access the online, multiple choice exam via the EIS Association website, as well as on the Tolley and Kuber Ventures websites.
The pass mark will be set at 75%.
Following yesterday's announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that EIS will not come under the regulator's new rules banning UCIS and similar investments to ordinary retail investors, financial advisers who want to remain independent must at least consider the schemes for clients, though they do not have to recommend them.
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