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IBF Standards Accredited Programmes

About IBF
The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit industry association to foster and develop the professional competencies of the financial sector. IBF represents the interests of close to 200 member financial institutions covering banks, insurance companies, securities brokerages and asset management firms.
In partnership with the financial industry and training providers, IBF is dedicated to empowering practitioners with capabilities to support the growth of the Asian financial industry and to promote the Asian standard of excellence for practitioners in finance.
Working hand-in-hand with the individual practitioner and the industry, IBF aims to elevate individual competency whilst raising industry standards.
 
About the IBF Standards
The IBF Standards (formerly known as the Financial Industry Competency Standards or FICS) represents a set of competency standards developed by the industry, for the industry. It provides a practice-oriented development roadmap for financial sector practitioners to attain the necessary training to excel in their respective job roles. Covering 13 industry segments spanning more than 50 specialisations, the IBF Standards offers a comprehensive suite of accredited training and assessment programmes to guide a financial sector practitioner from licensing examinations on through to professional certification across 3-levels: IBF Qualified (for new entrants); IBF Advanced (for senior practitioners and specialists); IBF Fellows (for industry veterans).
 
About IBF Certification for Level 1 Programmes
A practitioner who successfully completes an IBF Level 1 Programme will be will be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification status. The certified practitioner is entitled to use the qualification title “IBFQ” and the following certification mark: 
A practitioner with an IBFQ certification status is one that is equipped with broad-based capabilities and foundation competencies to be ready to undertake new roles. An IBF-certified practitioner is one who epitomizes the values of professional excellence, integrity and a strong commitment to industry development.
Find out more about IBF certification and its benefits on www.ibf.org.sg/IBF_certification.html
 
About IBF Certification for Level 2 and/or 3 Programmes
A practitioner who successfully completes an IBF Level 2 and/or 3 Programme will be conferred the IBF Advanced (IBFA) certification status. The certified practitioner is entitled to use the qualification title “IBFA” and the following certification mark: 
A practitioner with an IBFQ certification status is an experienced practitioner and has acquired applied knowledge and complex analytical skills for specialists or supervisory functions. An IBF-certified practitioner is one who epitomizes the values of professional excellence, integrity and a strong commitment to industry development.
Find out more about IBF certification and its benefits on www.ibf.org.sg/IBF_certification.html
 
About IBF Fellows
The IBF Fellow is an industry veterans who have demonstrated mastery of a profession and exemplifies thought leadership and commitment to industry development. A practitioner awarded the IBF Fellow title is entitled to use the title “IBF Fellow” and the following certification mark: 
An IBF-certified practitioner is one who epitomizes the values of professional excellence, integrity and a strong commitment to industry development.
Find out more about IBF certification and its benefits on www.ibf.org.sg/IBF_certification.html
 

 

Last updated on 27 Nov 2015 .