Why be IBF Certified

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What is IBF Certification?

IBF Certification is an industry endorsed mark of quality for finance professionals in Singapore. Individuals who have successfully completed eligible IBF-STS accredited assessment programme(s) and meet the relevant criteria may apply for IBF Certification.

The IBF Certification is awarded to practitioners who have attained the required skills for the selected industry segment and function, and are expected to uphold values of professional excellence, integrity and commitment to the industry.

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IBF Certification Benefits

As an IBF Certified Practitioner, you will be part of a growing community of over 21,000 financial professionals across 12 industry segments in the financial industry.
With your IBF Certification, you will enjoy the following:
  • IBF Recognised Courses

    Continue to acquire new skills and stay relevant with IBF-STS accredited and FTS-recognised courses. These courses are also eligible for CPD hours. 

    MySkills Portfolio

    MySkills Portfolio is a free online resource that individuals can use to plan and manage their learning.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Engage with industry leaders who have been conferred the IBF Fellows or IBF Distinguished Fellows award at exclusive IBF platforms. ​​

  • Industry Recognition

    IBF Certification is an industry endorsed mark of quality for finance professionals. Certified individuals may use the professional certification titles IBF Qualified “IBFQ”; or IBF Advanced “IBFA” depending on the level of certification accorded by IBF.


IBF Certification Level

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