Individual Certification Application

  1. You can only be certified after you have successfully passed an IBF-accredited assessment programme. Please ensure that you identify a programme of an appropriate level. IBF will consider your certification application based on your successful completion of the programme.
  2. Map your capabilities against the IBF development roadmaps to assess your training needs. Refer to the list of programmes to select a programme that best meets your training needs.
  3. Complete the IBF-accredited programme and apply to IBF for certification.
  4. IBF will evaluate your certification application based on the following criteria:
    • Successful completion of an IBF-accredited assessment
    • Met the relevant working experience 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.

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.

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