Join Our Diploma in Financial Services (CIFP) Course

The Diploma in Financial Services course at Calgary’s Hamptons College is a rewarding experience. Do you want a career in the financial sector of the economy? Are you looking to change career into banking, insurance, personal financial advisory, investments and securities trading, financial products marketing, or business financial advisory sector? Are you interested in taking advantage of the growth in the financial services sector and positioning yourself for higher challenges? Do you want to be a financial services consultant, financial advisor, financial services representative, financial analyst, financial services planner, financial product marketer, investment and securities analyst, or bank customer relations officer? Are you preparing or interested in becoming a professional and acquiring membership of a coveted professional body? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then Hamptons College Financial Services program is there to unlock your career potentials.

Make Hamptons Your First Choice Because:

At Hamptons College, Accounting and Payroll Administration Program is a hands-on program. Students are taught to do it and are exposed to QuickBooks and Sage 50 premium packages. On completion, students will be ready to write the payroll compliance practitioners examinations of The Canadian Payroll Association.

The Hamptons Accounting and Payroll Administration comes with 8 weeks practicum where students will have the opportunity to put all they have learned in practice while at the same time be guided by professionals in the industry. The program that leads to a rewarding career where graduates work as:

  •  Hamptons College is 1 of the 4 accredited career colleges in Alberta to introduce the financial services program
  • The programs offered to prepare students to challenge a professional finance/designation exam such as the IFIC, CFP, etc.
  • Programs are accelerated so students can finish quicker in smaller class sizes to ensure they are supported.

With dedicated and well-qualified faculty, Hamptons Financial Services instructors have experienced industry professionals who have also taught in reputable institutions.

The Financial Services program is also available to students on a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) platform – an accelerated program for those who have verifiable experience in the financial sector or have done a previously related course. Credits will be awarded to students with prior learning in some aspects of Financial Services and those with industry experience on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on the PLAR program, ask the admissions office or email

Admission Requirements

General Admission

All students must complete a successful interview with the college to determine suitability for the program of interest.

Other requirements include:

  • English (grade 12) and Math (grade 10) or equivalent from another province, as verified by transcripts
  • Or GED (score of 450 in LA and 400 in Math)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or 17 years of age with a high school diploma

Admission Requirements

You could be admitted as a mature student based on the following requirements:

  •  Minimum age 25
  • The satisfactory result on an equivalency test

The candidate should obtain a 60% in the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test administered by the College. Enroll yourself in our course by filling our domestic or international application form.

Admission Requirements

  •  Transcripts from home country with results equivalent to standard admission requirements
  • If ESL, must meet ESL requirements

Evidence of English (E.G. ESL, TOEFL) may be required and the student may be required to take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. In such a situation, the candidate must score a minimum of 60% in each of the verbal and quantitative skills for the WBST.

Note: Candidates who completed at least 12 years of their education in English are not regarded as ESL candidates and do not need to provide evidence of English


Preparing Students for a Global Economy

We offer something to suit everyone’s interest. From a diploma in human and community support to a qualification in financial services, we offer it all.