​Adopting IBF Standards

The IBF Standards are a set of competency standards for financial skills. They form a comprehensive quality assurance framework with b​oth an accreditation and a certification system.



Developed by the industry, the IBF Standards are also benchmarked against internation​al standards. They currently cover 12 industry segments in the financial sector.

Financial institutions and training providers may apply for their programmes to be accredited under any of these IBF Standards. For more information, please contact outreach@ibf.org.sg

Training programmes may be accredited under three levels: IBF Level 1, IBF Level 2, IBF Level 3.



Hear what Financial Institutions had to say about adopting the IBF Standards:

 "By aligning our internal learning and development initiatives with the FICS framework (IBF Standards), we ensure our Relationship Managers and Assistant Relationship Managers develop the required skills and competencies to succeed in the Wealth Management industry."
Mr Francesco de Ferrari 
Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse AG

"As part of our efforts to nurture world-class financial professionals, we offer our employees a suite of quality learning and developmental programmes that are accredited by IBF. Our Advanced Diploma in Private Banking -- launched by Bank of Singapore in partnership with the Wealth Management Institute and Nanyang Technological University, and our customised Accreditation Programme in Operational Risk Management -- conducted in collaboration with the Risk Management Institute of National University of Singapore, are prime examples. Through our programmes, we build a strong core of financial talents who are future-ready and reinforce Singapore as one of the world's top financial centres."
Mr Samuel N. Tsien 
Group Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Bank

"AIA supports IBF's initiative to develop competent professionals in the industry through the IBF Financial Planning Standards, and continually seek to empower our AIA Financial Services Consultants (FSCs) with technical knowledge and soft skills to deliver quality advice and service to our customers."
Ms Wong Sze Keed
Chief Agency Officer, AIA Singapore​​​​​​​