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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

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Status: In this content, we have included all amendments made by EU exit-related instruments up to end September 2020. There will be more amendments to be made later this year, further to the September QCP.

SYSC 27.1 Application and purpose


SYSC 27.1.1R

1This chapter applies to an SMCR firm.

SYSC 27.1.2G

1This chapter is also relevant to employees of SMCR firms performing functions specified as FCA certification functions.


SYSC 27.1.3G
  1. (1)

    1This chapter is about the FCA’s certification regime.

  2. (2)

    Under this regime, a firm should ensure that its employees only perform an FCA certification function if they have a certificate issued by that firm to perform that function.

  3. (3)

    The purpose of this chapter is to specify ‘FCA certification functions’ and to give guidance on the FCA’s certification regime.