Develop skills to make your organisation more successful by understanding and managing your data better. 

FISD - FIA Certification

FISD’s FIA program is the first certification aimed at market and reference data professionals. The FIA certification is designed to validate that a candidate has attained the level of knowledge and skill that might be associated with a financial information professional with two to four years experience. FIAFinancial Information Associate – is a title which is broadly recognized in the financial industry and qualifies a person as a market and reference data expert.

Today, the program covers 2 levels:

As FISD's training partner, we offer candidates to prepare for the FIA exam, in which candidates are tested on the most critical industry knowledge. Our aim is to put candidates in the best position to pass the exam.

We offer courses for FIA level 1 and FIA Data Licensing:

Training Main Topics Course Days
FIA - level 1
  • The Markets.
  • The Data.
  • The Technology.
  • Issues & Trends.
FIA Data Licensing
  • Firms & Roles in the Licensed Data Life Cycle.
  • Licensing.
  • Governance, Compliance and Audit.

Please note that the courses are fully in synch with SIAA/FISD’s certification program, e.g. it surveys the full scope of the FIA Syllabus….and more.

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The Exam

FIA - Level 1
FIA - Data Licensing
  Nr. of​ questions (multiple choice)
  Duration (minutes)
  Score required



independent test center (total 900+ locations globally, check your nearest test center)


- FIA L1 - 1st Exam: USD 425, if you take TCAM's course (normal price: USD 500)
- FIA DL - 1st Exam: USD 325, if you take TCAM's course (normal price: USD 500)
- Retake:    USD 150


Book your exam here (pick nearest location and select time most convenient)



In addition to our FIA courses, we are happy to offer a training which is tailored to your specific needs.
For example, the junior data management staff is not yet familiar with all topics of market & reference data and you’d like to offer them a solid introduction. Or, you would like to have a focused training which concentrates exclusively on the front to back office data domains within asset management firms. We are always happy to discuss your requirements.


Data Governance

Are you frustrated by problems caused by poor quality data, but not sure where to start to resolve it? Learn exactly what Data Governance is and how to implement it successfully. Make your organisation more successful by understanding and managing your data better. 

In co-operation with Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach (profile below), we offer "Getting Started in Data Governance". This course is ideal for anyone who is trying to understand and manage data better but not sure where to start, as well as for those implementing Data Governance but struggling with the many obstacles. 

The course can be taken as 1-day face-to-face training by Nicola, or as an e-learning training.  

In terms of content and coverage, the courses are identical and cover the three steps to Data Governance Success:


Course Highlights Additional Resources*
  • The scope of a data governance initiative
  • The relationship between data governance and data quality
  • The core requirements of an effective data governance strategy
  • How to design a data governance framework for your organisation
  • How to implement data governance without the tears
  • Data Governance Healthcheck Questionnaire
  • Example Data Governance Road Map
  • Data Policy Contents List
  • Examples of Data Policies
  • Example Data Governance Framework
  • Example Data Quality Reporting Process
  • Copies of all the slides



*) Participants have the following available to them to download and keep, plus links to other recommended resources available online.

If you wish to organise the course in-house for an exclusive group of participants, please contact us for a special offer.

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Nicola Askham is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field, and has experience in training and coaching major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks.
She has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 13 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them.

Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, she sits on the Expert Panel of, and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.

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