Certificate in Climate Risk (CICR)

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Certificate in Climate Risk (CICR)


The Certificate in Climate Risk (CICR) is developed by the Chartered Body Alliance, comprising the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), UK; the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). It encompasses a wide range of developments in climate change and its impacts, the rapidly evolving policy and regulatory landscape relating to climate risks, and the substantial progress in finance sector practice in addressing climate and broader sustainability risks. The CICR programme aims to develop the learner’s professional knowledge, understanding and skills relating to climate change, climate risk and sustainable finance, with a view to supporting customers, clients, colleagues, and communities with the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon world.


With broad financial services sector coverage, the CICR programme is ideal for all financial services professionals, including bankers, insurers, investment managers, central bankers and regulators, risk managers, analysts and consultants, who have an understanding of risk management principles and wish to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and expertise of climate risk.


For more details on the entry requirements and documentation required for enrolment, click here.


Members who have successfully completed the Certificate in Climate Risk will maintain the Affiliate membership designation and can proceed to take any of the programmes in Level 2 of the Chartered Banker qualification.

Upon completion, members will be entitled to use the designation Cert CRP (Certified Climate Risk Professional).


For more information on the aim, learning outcomes, syllabus outline, and assessment structure and format of the Certificate in Climate Risk modules, click here.


Click here for more information on the assessment format.


Click here for more information on examinations.


  1. Candidates are required to be Individual Members of AICB.
  2. Candidates must meet the following entry requirements.
  3. Candidates who submit incomplete applications (i.e. applications with incomplete details or supporting documents) will be given 30 days to provide the required information and/or documentation, failing which the application will be declined.
QualificationEntry RequirementsDocuments Required for Enrolment

Certificate in
Climate Risk

Available to individuals who have completed:

  • one (1) of the AICB Foundation Certificated Programmes, OR
  • the SPM qualification with five (5) years of experience in financial institutions with exposure to risk management, OR
  • a diploma / degree with two (2) years of experience in financial institutions with exposure to risk management, OR
  • an equivalent AICB qualification.
  • Certificate of highest qualification (minimum SPM or an equivalent qualification), AND
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting work experience in risk management.

The diagram below illustrates a candidate’s learning journey:

To enrol, please click here.

Important notes

  1. All applications for enrolments or exemptions will be processed according to the requirements set out in the regulations.
  2. Applications will be processed upon receipt of full and complete documentation as stated above.
  3. The qualification certificates / examination transcripts submitted must be certified as true copies by one of the following individuals:
    • a university official; OR
    • a Notary Public; OR
    • a Commissioner for Oaths; OR
    • an officer of the employing organisation; OR
    • other such persons or agents as may be approved by the Institute.
  1. The signatory must sign and date the documents, and provide the following details:
    • name
    • designation
    • email
    • contact number.

*Please refer to the Certified True Copy sample here.

  1. If the documents are not in English or Bahasa Malaysia, translated documents by a certified translator must be appended to the submission. The credentials and contact information of the certified translator must be stated.
  2. Qualification certificates that are submitted for enrolments or exemptions must be awarded by universities / higher education institutions recognised by the awarding country’s Ministry of Higher Education or its equivalent, or the national qualification accreditation agencies.
  3. Malaysian qualifications should be listed in the Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) or on the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) website.
  4. AICB reserves the right to contact the awarding institute to verify the authenticity of the candidate’s qualifications.
  5. Approvals for enrolments or exemptions will be granted based on the information / documents submitted and applicants may be contacted if additional information is required.
  6. Candidates whose qualifications and experience have been assessed by the Institute will be informed of the Institute’s decision within 10 working days of the application date, upon receipt of full and complete documentation.
  7. Where the candidates’ qualifications have not previously been assessed by the Institute, a longer processing time will be required.
  8. Candidates will be informed of the Institute’s decision via email.
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