Dear all: I am a recent Commerce graduate and am in the process of securing an entry-level position at a stock broking firm. The biggest hurdle for me is that the boss only wants people RG146 compliant so that we can start working immediately, although the HR relieved us by saying as long as we have the intention of obtaining the qualification, she will be happy to interview. I've done some research on available courses and have come to know RG146 as the prerequisite for anyone wanting to work in the industry. For now, Tier 1 compliance is enough to get me started. I've seen many on the forum talking about the DFS, which I assume is the fuller package,no? My question is: How long does it take to become tier 1 compliant? provided I can commit myself to studying FT and working hard on it. I am looking for the quickest way to acquire RG146 so really I don't care much about what I learn. I also had a look at the course contents, which find strikingly similar to what I leanred at Uni. So hopefully it will be a breeze. My second question is: Which institution? the boss handed me the Kaplan brochure, so I guess I can't go wrong with them. The thing is, I was told it takes normally 30 hours for completing the Part A and B, another 15 for Part C-advisor skills. If I wanna speed things up, would it be better to enroll in workshops? I am aware that Kaplan doesn't do workshop and I am only asking not because I want extra help in studying, but perhaps it's more intensive thus shortening the length of time required? If it makes no difference over time, I will most likely go for distance training. And finally, a little a bit of my background.Finance degree, derivative trading experience, I consider myself in tune with the market and regulatory participated in stock discussion at uni club events. well-versed in stock valuation modeling and good knowledge in a variety of financial instruments. will these help speed things up? Thanks for listening!