In 2014, Total Solutions Investment Academy B.V. was registered by the Centrum voor Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION) and was registered in the Centraal Register Kort Beroeps Onderwijs (CRKBO). The CRKBO (Dutch "Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs") is the Central Register for Short Vocational Education.
Admittance into this register is exclusive to educational institutions that operate within the quality code and regulations set forth by the Dutch government for tax legislation and within the European Union guidelines for quality vocational education.
Registration only occurs after successfully passing an audit every for year by an independent body designated by the Dutch government (the CPION- Centrum Post-Initieel Onderwijs, or Center for Post-Initial Education). The last audit for Investment Academy B.V. was completed in 2022.
Certification as a way of living, a way of life
Certification is becoming an important factor in the financial industry. In accordance with the demand for more stringent international laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, the policy of governments and regulatory authorities is aiming at raising standards of professionalism within the Investment, Banking and Finance industries.
More and more employers are looking at certification as a way to assess whether an individual possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance in a particular job role. Why are employers looking for this assurance? It’s because they want to hire the best qualified individual who will make a positive contribution to quality customer and stakeholders care. Studies have shown that individuals who are certified in their field have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.
By becoming certified in your field of expertise, and by maintaining your competency year after year, you are saying to your employer that you:
- Have met standards that have been established and verified by a third party organization.
- Are dedicated to maintaining quality in your work on a regular basis.
These are powerful statements that speak volumes about you as a professional. Certification indeed demonstrates to your employer, stakeholders and to the public, that you are committed to your profession and that you want to continue to learn and grow. It implies that you will never, ever stop learning and that you will always keep improving yourself. And that is so much more than a way of living, it's a way of life!
Generally, a range of background knowledge and skills among students is expected and even productive. However, when there is a significant group of students who lack the critical prior knowledge or experience necessary to succeed in the course, we need to make a decision regarding how much responsibility we are willing to assume for tutoring or coaching. Even in courses that do not traditionally have prerequisites, our trainers and coaches often have leeway in setting the standards and requirements for their courses. A lack of background knowledge or skills may influence the student’s ability to successfully master the material in the course and achieve a passing grade. In these circumstances we empower students to make the appropriate decision about what to do next. Options include working extra hard, seeking help from a tutor, and postponing the course until they have acquired the necessary background.
Lecturers usually give you a list of required books and lecture notes for the course in their first lecture. We provide high-quality textbooks and we do not make any profit off selling books. We just want to provide you with the best study material possible. And in exchange, we want you to thoroughly study the material that comes with your course of choice. The study load is approximately two to five hours per training day, depending on your background knowledge and expertise.