Chartered Banker Qualification

Why Choose Chartered Banker?


The gold standard in banking qualification

Chartered Banker is the most prestigious and internationally recognised professional qualification in banking across the globe. It is a world class qualification that will help you achieve and maintain the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. Recognised and supported by major financial services across the globe, Chartered Banker equips practitioners with a world class qualification that will help them achieve and maintain the standards of excellence and professionalism.

  • Internationally recognised as the gold standard in banking
  • Equivalent to a British honours degree
  • Practical and professional programme that combines theory and practice
  • Choose modules based on career aspirations
  • Flexible online programme with optional classroom support

Learning Outcomes


The overall aim of the programme is to provide you with an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of the banking sector. Upon completion of the programme, you will demonstrate sound understanding of the financial services industry and develop skills and abilities to make professional judgments and informed decisions in relevant work situations.

Chartered Banker is jointly awarded by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the Chartered Banker Institute in the UK, the only body in the world able to confer this award.

Chartered Banker Education Pathway


Level 1:
Executive Banker

Executive Banker provides you with a firm foundation of how banking and financial services operate and the challenge you may face.

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Who is it for?

Aspiring entrants and entry level executives in the banking industry.

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Upon successfully completing 3 modules:

Receive Executive Banker Certificate
Advance to Level 2, Professional Banker

Level 2:
Professional Banker

Professional Banker allows you to select specialist modules that most accurately reflect your job function or career progression aspirations.


Who is it for?

Banking professionals with several years of experience.


Upon successfully completing 3 modules:

 Receive Professional Banker Certificate
Advance to Level 3, Chartered Banker

Level 3:
Chartered Banker

Chartered Banker combines theory and practice and will equip you with extensive, detailed and critical understanding of the banking sector to develop skills to make professional judgements and informed decisions in work situations.


Who is it for?

Experienced Professionals aspiring to hold leadership roles in the banking industry.


Upon successfully completing 1 compulsory module and 2 electives:

 Receive Chartered Banker Certificate

Level 1: Executive Banker

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Syllabus Structure

Complete all 3 modules.

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Financial Systems and Regulatory Frameworks
1. Financial Institutions and Their Roles
2. Islamic Banking
3. Payment Systems
4. The Financial Markets
5. The Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Markets
6. Monetary Policy
7. Financial Regulation
Risk in Financial Services
1. Principles of Risk Management
2. International Risk Regulation: The Basel Framework
3. Corporate Governance and Risk Management
4. Operational Risk
5. Credit Risk
6. Market Risk
7. Investment Risk
8. Liquidity Risk
Banking Operations and Professional Ethics
1. Bank Services
2. Bank/Customer Relationships
3. Operating Customer Accounts
4. Cheques, Electronic Payments and Plastic Cards
5. Providing Finance
6. Security for Advances
7. Wealth Management
8. Professional Ethics

Level 2: Professional Banker

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Syllabus Structure

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Compulsory Module (choose 1)

Business Lending
1. Introducing Business Credit
2. Business Credit Analysis
3. Structuring the Credit: Products and Pricing
4. Structuring the Credit: Collateral, Conditions and Covenants
5. Loan Monitoring and Management
Retail Lending
1. Principles of Credit and Lending
2. Types of Borrowers
3. Credit Information and Verification
4. Loan Securities and Documentation
5. Credit Support and Regulations
6. Pricing
7. Consumption Credit
8. Property Financing
9. Investment Financing
10. Hire-Purchase and Leasing
11. Outline of Islamic Banking and Consumer Financing

Elective Module (choose any 2)

Bank Management
1. Bank Management: the Context
2. Government Policies and Regulation
3 .Establishing New Delivery Channels
4. Analysing Bank Performance
5. Managing Non-Interest Income and Expense
6. Price Fixed Income Securities
7. Measuring Interest Rate Risk with Gap
8. Managing Interest Rate Risk – Duration Gap and Economic Value of Equity
9. Using Derivatives to Manage Interest Rate Risk
10. Funding the Bank
11. Managing the Liquidity
12. The Effective Use of Capital
13. Overview of Credit Policy and Loan Characteristics
14. Evaluating Consumer Loans
15. Evaluating Commercial Loan Requests
16. Managing the Investment Portfolio
International Banking and Offshore Practice
1. Capital Markets
2. The Foreign Exchange Markets and Money Markets
3. Exchange-Traded Financial Derivatives
4. International Banking
5. Risks and Regulation in Banking and Financial Services
6. Offshore Centres
7. Private Banking
8. Labuan IBFC
9. Anti–Money Laundering Regulations
10. Offshore Centre Case Studies
11. Future Developments
International Trade Finance
1. Introduction to International Trade
2. Methods of Payment in International Trade
3. Documentary Collections
4. Documentary Credits
5. Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit
6. Foreign Exchange and Exchange Controls
7. Trade Finance
8. Trade Support from Government Agencies
9. International Trade Finance and Islamic Banking
Marketing and Selling in Financial Services
1. Introduction to Financial Services
2. What is Marketing?
3. Price
4. Place and Distribution
5. Promotion and Advertising
6. Product Development and People
7. Segmentation
8. Customer Satisfaction and Retention
9. E-Marketing
Customer Relationship Management
1. Customer Experience
2. Customer Relationship Management
3. CRM Strategy
4. Impact of CRM on Marketing and Segmentation
5. Customer Retention
6. Corporate Social Responsibility
7. Service Quality
8. Staffing to Ensure Quality Standards
9. Service Recovery
10. Customer Communication
11. CRM with Business Customers

Level 3 : Chartered Banker

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Syllabus Structure

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Compulsory Module

Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation
  1. History and Development of the Role of Banks in Society
  2. Regulation and Law
  3. Introduction to Ethics
  4. Professional Ethics
  5. Ethics and the Individual
  6. Putting Ethical Theories into Practice
  7. Ethical and Regulatory Failure
  8. Ethics and the Organisation
  9. Direction, Ownership and Management

Elective Module (choose any 2)

Credit and Lending
  1. The Banker-Customer Relationship
  2. The Principles of Lending
  3. Credit Products and Services
  4. Structuring a Loan Facility
  5. Financial Statements and How to Use Them
  6. Credit Risk Practices for Retail
  7. Credit Risk Practices for Business Banking
  8. Dealing with Financial Difficulties
Risk Management in Banking
  1. Risk Management Concepts
  2. Types of Risk
  3. Group Credit Risk Practices
  4. Applying Credit Risk Practices
  5. Market Risk and Liquidity Risk
  6. Operational Risk
  7. Regulatory Risk
  8. The Impact of the Global Banking Crisis 2007/8
Applied Business and Corporate Banking
  1. The Business and Corporate Banking Environment
  2. The Finance Function
  3. Financing
  4. Specialised Lending
  5. Evaluating Investment Projects
  6. Currency and Interest Rate Exposure Management
  7. Mergers and Acquisitions
  8. Building and Maintaining Successful Customer Relationships
Retail Banking
  1. Retail Banking
  2. A Client-Centred Approach
  3. Distribution Channels and the Impact of Technology
  4. People, Processes and Risk
  5. Management and Leadership
  6. Regulation
Banking for High Net Worth Individuals
  1. Introduction to Private Banking and Wealth Management
  2. Customer Segments and Needs
  3. Business Models and Competitive Dynamics
  4. Client Acquisition and Retention
  5. Relationship Management
  6. Wealth Management Products and Services
  7. Banking Products and Services
  8. Regulatory Environment
  9. The Future of Private Banking
Contemporary Issues in Banking
  1. The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
  2. The Global Recession
  3. Ethical and Regulatory Failure and the Need for Improvement
  4. Regulatory Change
  5. Technological Change
  6. The Data Revolution
  7. The Impact of Demographic Change on Retail Banking
  8. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  9. Competitive Threats to Banks
  10. The Shape of Banks to Come

Notes:
• Topics are accurate at time of print but may be subject to change based on the Institute’s discretion.
• Kindly refer to the announcement on the ‘Discontinuation of Professional Banker (Level 2) and Chartered Banker (Level 3) qualification modules’ at https://www.aicb.org.my/aicb/wp-content/uploads/2019/PB_and_CB_Discontinuation.pdf
• For information on additional examination sitting for the ceased modules please go to https://www.aicb.org.my/announcements/qualification-enrolment-and-examination-schedule-for-2020/.

 

Programme Fees 

Level 2019 Price
(RM) per module
(Inclusive of 6% Service Tax)
Exam Re-sit Fee
(RM)
(Inclusive of 6% Service Tax)
Executive Banker 901 265
Professional Banker 1,219 265
Chartered Banker 3,392 Exam Only: 1,060
Exam and Assignment: 1,558.20

Chartered Banker Education Pathway


STANDARD ROUTE – ENROLMENT

In order to enrol as a candidate for each level of the Chartered Banker Education Pathway, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Membership Requirement – Candidates are required to be Individual Members of AICB
Standard Route – Entry Requirement Progression Pathway
Executive Banker
  • Recognised Diploma or equivalent; OR
  • Final year study of a recognised Degree programme

Exception

On a case-by-case basis, candidate who does not meet the minimum education requirements set out above MUST meet the following criteria:

  • SPM or equivalent qualification; AND
  • MUST have acquired at least 3 years of approved practical experience in the banking and financial services industry.
Complete 3 EB modules
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Professional Banker Completed Executive Banker Complete 3 PB modules of which Business Lending module or Retail Lending module is compulsory (Complete 1 Compulsory + 2 Electives or 2 Compulsory + 1 Elective).

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Chartered Banker Completed Professional Banker Complete 3 CB modules of which Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation module is compulsory.

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Note:

PB candidates without passes in the Business Lending / Retail Lending module are required to complete Credit and Lending module as another compulsory module.

ACCELERATED ROUTE (DIRECT ENTRY)


Candidate can apply to enrol directly to the Professional Banker (PB) or Chartered Banker (CB) based on prior learning and/or work experience in a banking institution as approved by the Institute as stated below:

Membership Requirement – Candidates are required to be Individual Members of AICB
Accelerated Route – Entry Requirement
Progression Pathway
Professional Banker
Recognised Degree

Complete 3 PB modules of which Business Lending module or Retail Lending module is compulsory (Complete 1 Compulsory + 2 Electives or 2 Compulsory + 1 Elective).

Click here to view the syllabus.

AICB Qualifications

  • Certified Credit Executive (CCE)
  • Certification in AML/CFT (CAML)
  • Certification in Regulatory Compliance (CRC)
  • Certificate in Internal Auditing for Financial Institutions (CIAFIN)
  • Investor Protection Professional Certification (IPPC)
  • IBBM Banking and Financial Services Certificate
Complete 3 PB modules of which Business Lending module or Retail Lending module is compulsory (Complete 1 Compulsory + 2 Electives or 2 Compulsory + 1 Elective).

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AICB Qualifications

  • Certified Credit Professional (CCP) (Consumer/Business)
  • Retail Credit Professional (RCP)
  • Business Credit Professional (BCP)
Complete 2 PB modules.

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AICB Qualifications

  • Certified Professional in AML/CFT (CPAML)/Certified Professional in Financial Crime Compliance (CPFCC)
  • Advanced Certification in AML/CFT (ACAML)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO)
  • Advanced Certification in Regulatory Compliance (ACRC)
  • Bank Risk Management (BRM)
  • Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA)
  • Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia Certificate (PKMC)
  • IBBM Diploma in Banking and Financial Services
Complete 2 PB modules of which Business Lending module or Retail Lending module is compulsory (Complete 1 Compulsory + 1 Elective or 2 Compulsory).

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Experienced Banking Practitioners without Degree Qualification

  • At least 15 years in core banking areas * (NOT in support or corporate functions). The review of experience will take into account the breadth and depth of experience; AND
  • In a managerial position/role in the recent 5 years.

A letter of support/recommendation from the employer, signed off by senior management, is required.

Click here for sample letter.

Complete 3 PB modules of which Business Lending module or Retail Lending module is compulsory (Complete 1 Compulsory + 2 Electives or 2 Compulsory + 1 Elective).

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Chartered Banker Professional Pathway

  • Qualified accountants (via professional qualifications e.g. ACCA, ICAEW, CPA Australia, CIMA) and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
Candidates will study the compulsory module: Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation, and then must choose either Applied Business and Corporate Banking or Credit and Lending to complete their studies.

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Senior Banker Pathway

  • Business Division Head (C-2 level) with at least 3 years in this position; AND
  • With at least 15 years in core banking areas *; AND
  • IBBM Diploma qualification; OR IBBM CCP; OR recognized Degree; OR professional qualification.
Complete 3 CB modules of which Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation is compulsory

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Note:
Candidates who do not have a relevant credit experience MUST complete the Credit and Lending module.

Senior Banker Pathway

  • Business Division Head (C-1 level) with at least 5 years in this position; AND
  • With at least 15 years in core banking areas *; AND
  • Recognised Degree OR professional qualification
Complete 2 CB modules

Compulsory

  • Professionalism, Ethics & Regulation; AND

Electives (one of the following)

  • Credit and Lending; OR
  • Risk Management in Banking

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Note:
Candidates who do not have a relevant credit experience MUST complete the Credit and Lending module.

Direct entry is not an automatic entitlement. A formal application must be made together with the relevant documents as stated in the Documentation section for evaluation by AICB.

* Notes:

Core banking areas:

  • Audit
  • Banking Operations
    • Branch Operations
    • Credit Administation
    • Trade Finance
    • Treasury Operations
    • Transaction Banking
  • Business Banking / Corporate Banking
  • Compliance (includes AML/CFT)
  • Consumer Banking / Personal Financial Services / Wealth Management
  • Credit (marketing, appraisal, approval, review, control, collection & recovery)
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Finance – bank critical functions such as funding and capital management
  • Information Security / Cyber Security
  • International Banking
  • International Trade Finance
  • Investment / Corporate Finance
  • Offshore Banking
  • Risk Management

The above list is non-exhaustive. It will be defined based on the depth and breadth of the job role and will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis according to the information provided in the CV (Curriculum Vitae).

APPROVAL

  1. All applications for enrolment or direct entry will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the regulations.
  2. Applications will be processed upon receipt of full documentations as stated in the Documentation section.
  3. Approval for enrolment or direct entry will be granted based on the information/documents submitted and applicants may be contacted in case additional information is required.
  4. Applicants will be informed of the Institute’s decisions within 10 working days from date of application (upon receipt of full and complete documentation) for qualifications and experience already assessed.
  5. Where the applicant’s qualifications have not been previously assessed by the Institute, the processing time will be longer.
  6. Candidates will be informed in writing of the Institute’s decision via email.

Executive Banker


(a) Examination Format

For each module:

Question Format Multiple choice questions
No. of Questions *60 (NEW)
Duration of Exam *1 hour 30 minutes (NEW)
Pass Mark 60%
Examination Type Closed book.
Question paper is collected and returned after the examination.

*Note: The revised schedule above reflects the new examination format changes including:
1) Number of questions from 100 to 60
2) Duration of exam from 2 hours to 1 hour 30 minutes

(b) Grade Bands

Results will be expressed in grade bands as follows:

Grade Band Marks
Distinction 90% and above
Pass with Credit 80-89%
Pass 60-79%
Fail 59% and below
(c) Time Limit

A candidate must pass all three modules within 3 years of enrolment for the qualification, failing which any module passes gained will be nullified.

(d) Award Requirements

To be awarded the Executive Banker, candidates are required to complete all 3 compulsory modules within the stipulated time limit. Upon achieving the award, candidates may progress to the Professional Banker level of the Chartered Banker suite of qualifications.

 

Professional Banker


(a) Examination Format
Question Format Independent and case-based multiple choice questions
No. of Questions Part 1: 60 questions
Part 2: 20 questions (2-4 caselets)
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Pass Mark 60% of the total mark allocation
Part 1: 60%; Part 2: 40%
Examination Type Closed book.
Question paper is collected and returned after the examination.
(b) Grade Bands

Results will be expressed in grade bands as follows:

Grade Band Marks
Distinction 80% and above
Pass 60-79%
Fail 59% and below
(c) Time Limit

A candidate must pass all three selected modules within 3 years of enrolment for the qualification, failing which any module passes gained will be nullified.

(d) Award Requirements

To be awarded the Professional Banker, candidates are required to complete one compulsory module and two elective modules within the time limit. Upon achieving the award, candidates may progress to the Chartered Banker level.

 

Chartered Banker


(a) Assessment Structure

Each module is assessed by a compulsory continuous assessment element, through the submission of an assignment, and a final examination. Guidelines for the assignment component are provided in the programme guide provided to candidates upon first registration for a module.

(b) Examination Format

For each module:

Question Format Written assessment using free response questions such as essays and case studies.
Duration of Exam 3 hours 15 minutes
Pass Mark Overall pass mark is 55%.
Assignment contributes up to a maximum of 30% of the final examination mark; final examination is worth a maximum of 70% of the overall mark & a minimum of 50% must be scored in the examination itself.
Examination Type Closed book.
(c) Grade Bands

Results will be expressed as follows:

Grade Band Marks
Distinction Combined assignment and examination mark of 80% or above
Pass Combined assignment and examination mark of 55% to 79%
Fail Combined assignment and examination mark of 54% or less. Candidate must re-sit the examination.

Score of 49% or less in final examination. Candidate must re-sit the examination.

(d) Time Limit

A candidate must pass the compulsory module and the two selected modules within five years of enrolment for the qualification, failing which any module passes gained will be nullified.

(e) Award Requirements

To be awarded the Chartered Banker qualification, candidates are required to complete one compulsory module and two elective modules within the time limit.

Executive Banker (EB)

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QUALIFICATION ENROLMENT & EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FOR 2020

 

ACTIVITY

EXAM SITTING
SEPTEMBER 2020
(RESCHEDULED FROM
APRIL 2020)
OCTOBER 2020
(RESCHEDULED FROM JULY/AUGUST 2020)
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
2020
Application Submission Closing Date for New Applicant 1 June 2020
(Monday)
29 June 2020
(Monday)
3 August 2020
(Monday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for New Applicant 29 June 2020
(Monday)
27 July 2020
(Monday)
1 September 2020
(Tuesday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for RE-SIT Candidate 23 October 2020
(Friday)
Workshop Dates at ABS For the workshop dates, please refer to Asian Banking School website at https://www.asianbankingschool.com/
Exam Dates 13 September 2020
(Sunday)
11 October 2020
(Sunday)
22 November 2020
(Sunday)
Exam Time

9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Financial Systems and Regulatory Framework (EB 1)

12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Risk in Financial Services (EB 2)

2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Banking Operations and Professional Ethics (EB 3)

Exam Result Release Date 9 October 2020
(Friday)
20 November 2020
(Friday)
15 January 2021
(Friday)
Exam Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Cambodia

Important Notes:

  1. Training workshops for AICB qualifications are conducted by Asian Banking School (ABS). Candidates are required to check ABS’ website : asianbankingschool.com for the latest workshop dates.
  2. AICB reserves the right to cancel, suspend, interrupt or reschedule any examination to another date and will not be liable for any claims, actions, costs, charges, expenses, damages, loss and liability due to the cancellation/deferment of these examinations.
  3. Please adhere to the above closing dates, otherwise AICB will not be responsible for any delay in the enrolment or registration.

Professional Banker (PB)


QUALIFICATION ENROLMENT & EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FOR 2020


ACTIVITY
EXAM SITTING
SEPTEMBER 2020
(RESCHEDULED FROM
APRIL 2020)
OCTOBER 2020 (RESCHEDULED FROM JULY/AUGUST 2020) NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
2020
Application Submission Closing Date for New Applicant 1 June 2020
(Monday)
29 June 2020
(Monday)
3 August 2020
(Monday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for New Applicant 29 June 2020
(Monday)
27 July 2020
(Monday)
1 September 2020
(Tuesday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for RE-SIT Candidate  

 

30 October 2020
(Friday)
Workshop Dates at ABS For the workshop dates, please refer to Asian Banking School website at https://www.asianbankingschool.com/
Exam Date for PB 2, 3 and 5 19 September 2020
(Saturday)
17 October 2020
(Saturday)
28 November 2020
(Saturday)
Exam Time

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Business Lending (PB 2)

2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Retail Lending (PB 3)

2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
International Trade Finance (PB 5)

Exam Date for  PB 1 and PB 6 26 September 2020
(Saturday)
24 October 2020
(Saturday)
29 November 2020
(Sunday)
Exam Time 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Bank Management (PB 1)

2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Marketing and Selling in Financial Services (PB 6)

Exam Date for PB 4 and 7 27 September 2020
(Sunday)
25 October 2020
(Sunday)
22 November 2020
(Sunday)
Exam Time

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
International Banking and Offshore Practice (PB 4)

 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Customer Relationship Management (PB 7)

Exam Result Release Date 23 October 2020
(Friday)
20 November 2020
(Friday)
15 January 2021
(Friday)
Exam Centre Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Maldives.

*Note : AICB will continue to offer International Banking and Offshore Practice (PB 4) and Customer Relationship Management (PB7) in the November/December 2020 examination sitting.

 

Important Notes:

  1. Training workshops for AICB qualifications are conducted by Asian Banking School (ABS). Candidates are required to check ABS’ website : asianbankingschool.com for the latest workshop dates.
  2. AICB reserves the right to cancel, suspend, interrupt or reschedule any examination to another date and will not be liable for any claims, actions, costs, charges, expenses, damages, loss and liability due to the cancellation/deferment of these examinations.
  3. Please adhere to the above closing dates, otherwise AICB will not be responsible for any delay in the enrolment or registration.

Chartered Banker (CB)

EXAMINATION ACTIVITY SCHEDULE FOR 2020

EXAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2020 EXAM SITTING
JULY 2020
(RESCHEDULED FROM
MARCH 2020)
JULY 2020 NOVEMBER 2020
Application Submission Closing Date for New Applicant 20 September 2019
(Friday)
10 January 2020
(Friday)
29 May 2020
(Friday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for New Applicant 4 October 2019
(Friday)
24 January 2020
(Friday)
12 June 2020
(Friday)
Exam Registration and Payment Closing Date / L & D Sponsorship Approval Closing Date for RE-SIT Candidate 5 June 2020
(Friday)
* To Re-sit Exam
Component Only
5 October 2020
(Monday)
* To Re-sit Exam Component Only
Workshop Dates at ABS For the workshop dates, please refer to Asian Banking School website at https://www.asianbankingschool.com/
Assignment Release Date 25 October 2019
(Friday)
14 February 2020
(Friday)
3 July 2020
(Friday)
Due Date for 1st Draft Assignment Submission to CBI 29 November 2019
(Friday)
20 March 2020
(Friday)
7 August 2020
(Friday)
CBI to Revert on Draft 20 December 2019
(Friday)
10 April 2020
(Friday)
28 August 2020
(Friday)
Due Date for Final Assignment Submission to CBI 17 January 2020
(Friday)
8 May 2020
(Friday)
25 September 2020
(Friday)
Candidate Advised on Final Assignment Mark 6 March 2020
(Friday)
26 June 2020
(Friday)
23 October 2020
(Friday)
Exam Dates 1 – 31 July 2020 1 – 30 November 2020
AICB Release Results to Candidates 25 September 2020
(Friday)
5 February 2021
(Friday)

* Candidates are advised to refer to the Important Notes below

Important Notes for Chartered Banker Candidates

* For New Professional Banker (PB) graduates progressing to CB and Professional Pathway applicants, candidates are required to complete the qualification enrolment with AICB before registering for an exam.
# For Senior Banker Pathway (SBP) application:
i) AICB will process the applications upon receipt of full documentation.
ii) Applications submitted after the SBP submission closing date will be processed and reviewed for the following intake.
iii) Upon enrolment, candidates can register for the immediate following exam sitting.

1. Where a candidate has failed the overall module, they can either:
i) Re-sit the final examination and submit a new assignment in order to secure an improved mark – this ‘new’ assignment will be made available on request; or
ii) Re-sit the final examination only and retain the mark obtained for their original assignment submission.

2. For full and updated details about the Masterclass for each module, kindly refer to the following link :
https://www.asianbankingschool.com/our-programmes/professional-qualifications/cb

Disclaimer:

  1. AICB reserves the right to cancel, suspend, interrupt or reschedule any examination to another date and will not be liable for any claims, actions, costs, charges, expenses, damages, loss and liability due to the cancellation/deferment of these examinations.
  2. Training workshops for AICB qualifications are conducted by the Asian Banking School (ABS). Candidates are required to check ABS’ website for the latest workshop dates at https://www.asianbankingschool.com/our-programmes/professional-qualifications.
  3. Candidates are required to complete their qualification enrolments with AICB before registering for training workshops with the Asian Banking School (ABS), through ABS’ website: asianbankingschool.com. Terms and conditions apply.

DOCUMENTATION


The applications submitted will only be processed upon receipt of the full documentations. Candidates who submit incomplete applications (i.e. incomplete details or incomplete supporting documents) will be given five working days to provide the required information and/or documentation. If the candidate fails to submit the required information or complete set of relevant supporting documents within the five working days, the application will not be processed.

Below is the list of documents that are required for each qualification.

Qualification Documents Required
Standard Route (Enrolment) Accelerated Route (Direct Entry)
Executive Banker
  • Certificate of highest qualification (min Diploma or equivalent)

Candidate who does not meet the minimum education requirements, provide the following documents:

  • SPM or equivalent certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae highlighting work experience in the banking and financial services industry
N/A
Professional Banker
  • Executive Banker Certificate
With Recognised Degree

  • Certificate of highest qualification (min Degree or equivalent)

Experienced Banking Practitioners without Degree Qualification

  • Curriculum Vitae highlighting precise description of job duties; AND
  • Letter of support/ recommendation from the employer, signed off by senior management

(Click here for sample letter)

Chartered Banker
  • Professional Banker Certificate
Professional Pathway

  • Certificate of the Professional Qualification in Accountancy or CFA Charter

Senior Banker Pathway

  • Certificate of highest qualification (min Degree or equivalent); AND
  • Curriculum Vitae highlighting precise description of job duties, achievements and competencies for each position; AND
  • Organisation chart showing applicant’s position

 

Important notes:

Qualification certificates/transcripts submitted must be certified true copy by one of the following:

  • University Official; OR
  • Notary Public; OR
  • Commissioner for Oaths; OR
  • Officer of the employing organization; OR
  • Such other persons or agents as may be approved by Institute.

The signatory must sign and date the document(s) and provide the following details:

  • Name:
  • Designation:
  • E-mail:
  • Contact Number:
  1. If the documents are not in English or Bahasa Malaysia, they must be accompanied by translation of the documents which is done by a certified translator. The credentials and contact information of the certified translator must be stated
  2. Qualifications submitted for enrolment as a candidate for a qualification or for exemption must be awarded by universities/higher education institutions recognised by the awarding country’s Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent authority or the National Qualification Accreditation Agencies.
  3. Malaysian qualifications should be listed in the Malaysian Qualifications Register or in Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) website.
  4. AICB reserves the right to contact the awarding institution to verify a candidate’s qualification awards.

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