Recognition for Core FA CPD Courses

Appointed representatives are expected to undergo continuing education so as to keep abreast of developments in the financial advisory industry and update their skills and knowledge in relation to the type of financial advisory services they provide

Under MAS Notice FAA-N13 appointed representatives are required to undertake structured CPD, which includes a minimum of 4 training hours in Ethics and 8 training hours in Rules and Regulations (referred to as Core CPD Hours) annually. Click here to find out more about the CPD requirements for appointed representatives.

Courses in Ethics and Rules and Regulations must be accredited by IBF or SCI to be counted toward Core CPD hours.

You may apply for Core FA CPD programme recognition if you are a financial institution regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, an institute of higher learning under the Ministry of Education or an Eligible Organisation approved by the IBF.

Key Requirements

IBF will evaluate programmes based on the following criteria:

  • Programme Objective and Target Audience
  • Programme and Assessment Details
  • Trainer and Assessor Experience and Qualification

An administrative fee of S$200 (before GST) will be charged for each new application, and S$100 (before GST) for the renewal of an existing programme.

You can also apply for your programmes to be concurrently recognised under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) to be eligible for funding under FTS. Click here to find out more about the training incentive.

For more details on eligibility requirements, please contact cpd@ibf.org.sg

Submit your Core FA CPD Programme application through the IBF Portal

Please create a Corporate Account on the IBF Portal to access and submit a Core FA CPD programme application.

If your organisation already has a Corporate Account on the IBF Portal, please log in to the IBF Portal to submit the relevant applications: