About Us

Our Mission

Helping students pass their exams — quick, no sweat.

We empower students to springboard to exam success by providing the most strategic, straightforward and succinct high-quality instruction and materials possible.

"I have one goal. Make it easier for you to pass."

Our Story

Transforming lives — since the introduction of the Euro.

In 1999, Finance Professor Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI, had a ground-breaking revelation: exam success isn't about making the honour roll or learning everthing there is to know. It's about passing — matching the right prep efforts at the appropriate depth to the big-picture goal, and using the right guidance and study supports to comfortably get you there.

Prof. Gordon initially developed his study solutions for use in his own exam prep journey. His vision of what exam prep could be based on his years of personal experience and feedback from countless candidates about their own study struggles, led him to innovate his painless and powerful no-nonsense approach to passing. And with that, Exam Success™ was born.

Today, more than two decades later, Prof. Gordon continues to be the key spark for company innovation and the leading force behind Exam Success' lessons and materials. His signature study methodology and solutions have helped thousands of aspirants pass their exams and get ahead in life, fueling the Toronto-based exam prep company's international growth and 5-star reputation.

Meet Prof. Gordon and Team

Our Promise

Radical Simplicity.

At Exam Success, we want your exam prep to be as easy as 1, 2, 3. That’s why we create the most strategic, straightforward and succinct high-quality study solutions possible. Follow the expert guidance of exam prep dynamo and company founder, Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI. And share his playbook for CFA®, CFP®, CIM®, CSC® exam success with you — down to exactly where to invest your precious exam prep effort. It’s a powerful and pragmatic way of doing things. We call it Radical Simplicity.

Our Way

The things we do for our students are rooted in our 4 core beliefs.


We know that our students are the heart of our business, and everything we do revolves around building their trust and success. Exam Success is honest and transparent and we embrace a “one-team” attitude and constantly strive to make a real difference.

It's about the people.


We spend time making things radically simplified — because we know that efficiency and ease resonates with those we appeal to. Most people think simplicity is about having less. We believe it is really about having just enough of what you need. This is Exam Success' north star.

No other prep provider is as bold or precise.


Every Exam Success study solution is created by company founder and Canada’s own exam prep personality Prof. Brian Gordon, CFA, CFP, CIM, MBA, FCSI, with more than 20 years expertise — so we can guarantee they’re top calibre and they work!

Our value goes beyond price.


Exam Success is incredibly impactful for savvy students who have an academic or professional background in the testable topics, or have failed the exam before and want a viable "Plan B" to confidently clear the passing score and move on — for good.

Better prep for the right student.

Our Numbers



We’ve been helping
financial industry
exam candidates
simplfy the path
to a pass since 1999.



We've solved
study stuggles for
exam candidates
from more than
30 countries.



We've provided
exam prep training
to professionals from
more than 100
top organizations.



We've helped
thousands of
Program candidates

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