We are enhancing our certification module in the IBF portal. Please be informed that submission of IBF Certification application will not be available from 5 to 14 September 2020.


Individual Certification Application

  1. You can only be certified after you have successfully completed an eligible IBF-STS accredited assessment programme* for IBF Certification and attained the required skills for the selected industry segment and function. Please ensure that you identify a programme of an appropriate level.
  2. Map your capabilities against the Skills Framework for Financial Services to assess your training needs. Select a programme from our suite of IBF-STS accredited programmes that best meets your training needs.
  3. Apply to IBF for certification after you have completed the IBF-STS accredited programme(s).
  4. IBF will evaluate your certification application based on the following criteria:
    • Successful completion of the IBF-STS accredited programme(s) which is eligible for IBF Certification
    • Met the relevant working experience in the selected industry segment required for your certification level
    IBF Levels of Certification
  5. Successful applicants will be awarded an IBF Certificate carrying a corresponding Certification Title.
  6. Maintain your certification by fulfilling your annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
 *Note: IBF-STS accredited Generic Skills and Future-Enabled Skills programmes will not be considered for IBF Certification. Only technical skills and competencies (TSCs) will be counted towards certification.

Click here to view the CPD requirements.

If you have previously been assessed under the FICS programmes and have attained the full Statements of Attainment (SOAs), your SOAs are still recognised under the IBF Standards as long as they are within the validity period of 5 years.


Group Certification Application for Financial Institutions and Training Providers

Financial Institutions and Training Providers may submit group certification applications on behalf of their staff or trainees upon their successful completion of IBF-accredited training and assessment programmes.

Simply verify and endorse that the staff has met the assessment and experience requirements and send in an online group application.

Online Application

Please ensure that you have read the Terms & Conditions of being an IBF-Certified individual before you apply.

Click here to vie​w​ the Terms & Conditions

Click here for Certification Application FAQs.

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If you have any queries pertaining to certification, please email us at certification@ibf.org.sg.