Senior Managers and Certification Regime Training

Senior Managers and Certification Regime Training


Senior Managers & Certification Regime from CityLearning is an eLearning course that teaches your staff about the UK’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Broken down into three less than 15-minute modules, your staff will learn everything they need to know about what the SMCR is, why it was introduced, what the main provisions within it are and to whom it applies.    

Book a short demo of Senior Managers & Certification Regime to learn more about this compliance course from CityLearning.

SMCR Training Courses in the UK

CityLearning’s eLearning training courses have been trusted by major financial institutions, along with other large corporations and organisations such as key government bodies, law firms and many more for 25 years. We have been providing Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) training since the regime was introduced in 2016.

Senior Managers & Certification Regime explains the SMCR’s role in ensuring good conduct and greater accountability in the UK financial services industry. It discusses the Senior Managers Regime and the Certification Regime.

This course will not teach your staff about the SMCR Conduct Rules. If you are looking to teach staff how to follow the Conduct Rules or about conduct risk and accountability more generally, we suggest Conduct Risk.

Who is the Target Audience for This Senior Managers and Certification Regime Course?

Senior Managers & Certification Regime is made for staff in financial services firms regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or both the FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), also known as dual-regulated firms. This includes:


  • Asset Management
  • Building Societies
  • Credit Unions
  • General Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Leasing and Finance
  • Life Assurance
  • Mortgage Providers
  • Reinsurance
  • Retail Banking
  • Stockbroking
  • Wholesale Banking
Learning Objectives

Senior Managers & Certification Regime from CityLearning is built around a set of learning objectives to ensure your staff are fully aware of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, its purpose and main provisions.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

Module 1: Purpose of the Regime

  • explain the purpose of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR).
  • indicate the firms to which the SM&CR applies.
  • outline the main provisions of the SM&CR.
  • list the fit and proper requirements used to certify staff.

Module 2: Senior Managers Regime

  • describe the Senior Managers Regime.
  • identify the documentation and approvals required for Senior Managers.

Module 3: Certification Regime

  • summarise the process of certifying staff.
  • define the different certification functions.
What Does This SMCR Training Course Cover?

This eLearning course from CityLearning covers the purpose, scope and main provisions of the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), not including the Conduct Rules. It describes the Senior Managers Regime and Certification Regime and the obligations these regimes have imposed on your company.


Senior Managers & Certification Regime ends in a 10-question course test. Learners must answer at least 8/10 questions correctly to pass the course. Their score will be automatically saved in CityLearning’s Learning Management System (LMS) CityREPORTs, so that compliance with SM&CR training requirements can easily be proven.

Course Features

Rigorous Testing: Spot questions are used throughout the course to increase user engagement with the learning material; they either probe to expand on a learner’s existing knowledge of the subject matter or reinforce key learning points. Each module ends in a short quiz. The course ends with a 10-question course test with an 80% pass mark. Questions in the course test are randomised from a choice of three so that learners may retake without getting the same questions.


Accessibility: This course contains audio narration throughout.


Glossary of Terms: Unfamiliar terms are linked to this glossary when they are first used in the course. The glossary can be accessed at any time.

Multimedia Design: This course gets the message across with a mix of text, images, animation and video.


Interactive Content: We design our courses to keep learners engaged and thinking. Senior Managers & Certification Regime contains:

  • navigational interactive elements, such as next/back buttons and icons that reveal more content once clicked.
  • learning interactive elements, including scenario-based questions.

Modular Structure: This course is broken down into short modules that take less than 10-15 minutes to complete, so learners can easily finish this course at their own pace.


Real Life Case Studies: Learners benefit from studying real breaches of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to highlight the importance of complying with it.

Quality Assurance

CityLearning enjoys a longstanding reputation for the highest quality course content. We are committed to continuous improvement and have a well-established Quality Assurance System in place to measure and enhance our performance.


All project personnel are highly experienced in developing generic, customised and bespoke eLearning solutions for our clients.


Our courses are regularly reviewed by Subject Matter Experts and thought leaders in the industry. The content is also reviewed by financial services regulatory consultants in the UK and a leading law firm in Ireland.

Why Choose CityLearning for SMCR Training?

CityLearning has been creating eLearning compliance training courses for 25 years. Our courses are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by various bodies, including the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in the UK and the Institute of Bankers (IOB), Life Insurance Institute (LIA) and the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) in Ireland.  

We have provided Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) training to UK-based staff since the regime was introduced in 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course approved for CPD?

No, Senior Managers & Certification Regime is not currently approved for CPD.

Other CityLearning courses are accredited in the UK by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). We can request CPD for Senior Managers & Certification Regime from the CII or other bodies as required.

How long will it take to complete this course?

Senior Managers & Certification Regime should take 35-45 minutes to complete.

How is this course delivered?

Senior Managers & Certification Regime is an eLearning course that should be taken online using a Learning Management System (LMS). This can be either our propriety LMS, CityREPORTs, or an LMS already in place in your company.


CityLearning courses are fully SCORM-compliant for easy upload to another LMS.  

Can I customise this course?

Yes, Senior Managers & Certification Regime can be customised. However, we don’t recommend it due to the highly specific nature of this course. If you’re looking to teach staff what implementing the Senior Managers and Certification Regime looks like in your company, we suggest Conduct Risk for this purpose.

How much does this course cost?

The cost per user of CityLearning’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime course depends on the number of users taking the course and whether you take only this course or other CityLearning courses in addition to Senior Managers & Certification Regime.

Get in touch with us today for a quote. Please be sure to let us know how many users will be taking the course(s) and which course(s) you are interested in.  

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