We challenge the status quo
Our story begins in 1983
Dale Oliver, a former Ivey Business School professor, was asked by a national bank to create study notes for licensing exams. Dale recognized a broader need—and opportunity—to help people enter financial service careers. Oliver expanded to help over a quarter of a million people enter new professions or advance in their careers.
Oliver has a history of innovation. We’ve transitioned from paper-based publishing to become a fully online education provider. Oliver also matured from one of the most trusted prep companies in financial services to provide professional certification exams for regulated industries. We span multiple industries and serve large corporations and regulators with innovative e-learning and compliance solutions.
Certified, trusted, and tested
Our pursuit of excellence has earned us multiple accreditations and the trust of regulators, trade associations, and leading corporations.
Oliver is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. We are also certified as an industry-specific education provider by various federal, provincial and state regulators. Oliver complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
Our relentless pursuit of innovation makes us unconventional in our thinking. We do not rely on “business as usual” and we don’t follow the crowd.
Failure Precedes Innovation
We are entrepreneurs — calculated risk-takers. Even with planning, sometimes our attempts to innovate fail. But it is in our DNA to squeeze every drop of learning from our failures. We find that with persistence, failure is often only a prelude to our biggest innovations.
Make it Simple
We dislike unnecessary complexity. Can it be accomplished in one click? We strive to make things easy for our clients. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things look easy, but simplicity is our mantra.
We stand by our principles. We are confident in our ability to lead and inspire future-forward thinkers. We are never aggressive in our approach, but we will always promote what is right by our clients and the industries we represent.