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

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Level 1: Executive Banker

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Syllabus Structure

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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

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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:
• The Chartered Banker programme opens for registration in February 2016.
• Topics are accurate at time of print but may be subject to change based on the Institute’s discretion

Programme Fees (Inclusive of 6% GST)

Level Published Price
(RM) per module
2017 Price
(RM) per module
Exam Re-sit Fee
(RM)
Executive Banker 1,500 895 265
Professional Banker 2,000 1,213 265
Chartered Banker 4,500 3,380 Exam Only: 1060
Exam and Assignment: 1560

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).

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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)
  • Advanced Certification in AML/CFT (ACAML)
  • Advanced Certification in Regulatory Compliance (ACRC)
  • Bank Risk Management (BRM)
  • 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.

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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

  • Professional Qualification in Accountancy OR CFA Charter; AND
  • With at least 5 years of work experience in financial services institutions
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-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 100
Duration of Exam 2 hours
Pass Mark 60%
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 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 study 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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EXAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2017 EXAM SITTING
APRIL 2017 AUGUST 2017 NOVEMBER 2017
Enrolment Closing Date (New Applicant) 3 Feb 2017 (Friday) 9 Jun 2017 (Friday) 25 Aug 2017 (Friday)
Last Day to Register for Exam (With Payment / LND Approval) 3 Mar 2017 (Friday) 7 Jul 2017 (Friday) 29 Sep 2017 (Friday)
Exam Dates 15 Apr 2017 (Saturday) 12 Aug 2017 (Saturday) 18 Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Exam Time 9.30am – 11.30am
Financial Systems and Regulatory Frameworks (EB 1)12.30pm – 2.30pm
Risk in Financial Services (EB 2)

3.30pm – 5.30pm
Banking Operations and Professional Ethics (EB 3)

Exam Result Release 26 May 2017 (Friday) 21 Sep 2017 (Thursday) 19 Jan 2018 (Friday)

 

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 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 enrolment with AICB before registering for training workshops with Asian Banking School (ABS), through ABS’ website: asianbankingschool.com. Terms and conditions apply.

Professional Banker (PB)


EXAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2017 EXAM SITTING
APRIL 2017 NOVEMBER 2017
Enrolment Closing Date (New Applicant) 3 Feb 2017 (Friday) 25 Aug 2017 (Friday)
Last Day to Register for Exam (With Payment / LND Approval) 3 Mar 2017 (Friday) 29 Sep 2017 (Friday)
Exam Dates 1  15 Apr 2017 (Saturday) 18 Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Exam Time 1 9.30am – 12.30pm
Business Lending (PB 2) &
International Banking and Offshore Practice (PB 4)2.00pm – 5.00pm
Bank Management (PB 1) &
International Trade Finance (PB 5)
Exam Dates 2 16 Apr 2017 (Sunday) 19 Nov 2017 (Sunday)
Exam Time 2 9.30am – 12.30pm
Retail Lending (PB 3) &
Marketing and Selling in Financial Services (PB 6)2.00pm – 5.00pm
Customer Relationship Management (PB 7)
Exam Result Release 26 May 2017 (Friday) 19 Jan 2018 (Friday)

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 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 enrolment with AICB before registering for training workshops with Asian Banking School (ABS), through ABS’ website: asianbankingschool.com. Terms and conditions apply.

Chartered Banker (CB)


Activity Schedule I For New Candidates

*EXAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE I EXAM SITTING
NOVEMBER 2017
(ALL MODULES)
MAY 2018
(ALL MODULES)
Senior Banker Pathway Application Closing Date
31 May 2017 (Wednesday) 7 Jul 2017 (Friday)
Enrolment Closing Date
(Only applicable for first time application)

20 Oct 2017 (Friday)
Exam Registration Closing Date
(with Payment / LND Approval)
16 Jun 2017 (Friday) 3 Nov 2017 (Friday)
Release of Assignment  Jun 2017 Nov 2017
Due Date for 1st Draft Assignment to CIOBS 24 Jul 2017 (Monday) 8 Jan 2018 (Monday)
CIOBS to Revert on Draft 14 Aug 2017 (Monday) 29 Jan 2018 (Monday)
Due Date for Final Assignment to CIOBS 18 Sep 2017 (Monday) 5 Mar 2018 (Monday)
Candidate Advised of Final Assignment Mark 2 Oct 2017 (Monday) 19 Mar 2018 (Monday)
Examination Dates 25 – 26 Nov 2017 (Sat/Sun) 26 – 27 May 2018 (Sat/Sun)
Examination Result Release Date
19 Jan 2018 (Friday) 20 Jul 2018 (Friday)

Activity Schedule II For Resit Candidates

*EXAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE II EXAM SITTING 2017
RESITS FOR NOV 2016 CANDIDATES RESITS FOR MAY 2017 CANDIDATES RESITS FOR NOV 2017 CANDIDATES
Exam Registration Closing Date 3 Feb 2016 (Friday) 28 Jul 2017 (Friday) 2 Feb 2018 (Friday)
Release of Assignment Feb 2016 Jul 2017 Feb 2018
Due Date for 1st Draft Assignment to CIOBS 6 Mar 2017 (Monday) 28 Aug 2017 (Monday) 5 Mar 2018 (Monday)
CIOBS to Revert on Draft 27 Mar 2017 (Monday) 18 Sep 2017 (Monday) 26 Mar 2018 (Monday)
Due Date for Final Assignment to CIOBS 17 Apr 2017 (Monday) 9 Oct 2017 (Monday) 16 Apr 2018 (Monday)
Candidate Advised of Final Assignment Mark 2 May 2017 (Monday) 23 Oct 2017 (Monday) 30 Apr 2018 (Monday)
Examination Date 20 May 2017 (Saturday) 25 – 26 Nov 2017 (Sat/Sun) 26 – 27 May 2018 (Sat/Sun)
Result Release by AICB 14 Jul 2017 (Friday) 19 Jan 2018 (Friday) 20 Jul 2018 (Friday)
CHARTERED BANKER EXAM SCHEDULE  – MAY 2017 SITTING
MODULE TIME DATE DURATION
1 Professionalism, Ethics and Regulations (CB 1) 9.30am – 12.45pm 20 May 2017 (Saturday) 3 hour 15 mins
2 Contemporary Issues in Banking (CB 2)
3 Credit and Lending (CB 3) 2.00pm – 5.15pm
4 Risk Management in Banking (CB 4)
CHARTERED BANKER EXAM SCHEDULE  – NOVEMBER 2017 SITTING
MODULE TIME  DATE DURATION
1 Professionalism, Ethics and Regulations (CB 1) 9.30am – 12.45pm 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday) 3 hour 15 mins
2 Applied Business and Corporate Banking (CB 5)
3 Credit and Lending (CB 3) 2.00pm – 5.15pm
4 Banking for High Net Worth Individuals (CB 7)
5 Risk Management in Banking (CB 4) 9.30am – 12.45pm 26 Nov 2017 (Sunday)
6 Retail Banking (CB 6)
7 Contemporary Issues in Banking (CB 2) 2.00pm – 5.15pm

* Candidates are advised to refer to the Important Notes below

Important Note for Chartered Banker Candidates

  1. For the May 2017 exam sitting, registrations are only open for the following 4 modules:
    • Professionalism, Ethics and Regulations (CB 1)
    • Credit and Lending (CB 3)
    • Risk Management in Banking (CB 4)
    • Contemporary Issues in Banking (CB2)
  1. For the November 2017 exam sitting, all 7 modules will be open for exam registration:
    • Professionalism, Ethics and Regulations (CB 1)
    • Contemporary Issues in Banking (CB 2)
    • Credit and Lending (CB 3)
    • Risk Management in Banking (CB 4)
    • Applied Business and Corporate Banking (CB 5)
    • Retail Banking (CB 6)
    • Banking for High Net Worth Individuals (CB 7)
  1. Candidates are advised to kindly refer to the correct schedule for registration:
    • Schedule I is for NEW candidates who have never attempted the module
    • Schedule II is for candidates who have attempted the module and received a fail grade and would like to re-sit the module in the next immediate cycle. For e.g. Resit for May 2017 schedule is for candidates who have failed the Nov/Dec 2016 exam sitting and Resit for Nov 2017 schedule is for candidate who have failed the May 2017 exams.
  1. Where a candidate has failed the overall module, they can either: 1. 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 2. Re-sit the final examination only and retain the mark obtained for their original assignment submission.

Disclaimer:

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.

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 & Membership in Accountancy or CFA Charter; AND
  • Renewal of Professional Membership (eg. receipt of payment to ACCA/CPA, letter of confirmation from ACCA/CPA, etc); AND
  • Curriculum Vitae highlighting work experience

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.