Chartered Banker (CB) Qualification

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INTRODUCTION TO CHARTERED BANKER

As the flagship qualification of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), the Chartered Banker is a globally recognised professional banking qualification as well as a prestigious professional designation. Jointly awarded by AICB and the Chartered Banker Institute in the United Kingdom, the only organisations able to confer the status of Chartered Banker in SEA and globally respectively, this qualification will help you achieve and maintain the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.

CHARTERED BANKER MEMBERSHIP AND QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK

View the Chartered Banker Membership and Qualification Framework here.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Aspiring entrants in the banking industry.
  • Graduates who are preparing to build a career in the banking and financial services industries.
  • Professionals who wish to specialise in credit, internal audit, AML / CFT, compliance, and risk management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

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

MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

Membership with a professional body is an added value proposition and a mark of public recognition and commitment to ethical values. Click here to find out more.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

  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.
Programme Level
Programme
Entry Requirements
Documents Required for Enrolment

Level 1
Foundation

Certificate in Financial Services (CFS)
  • Available to individuals who possess SPM or an equivalent qualification

*The institute may consider on a case-by-case basis, individuals who do not meet the minimum education requirements.

  • Certificate of qualification (minimum SPM or an equivalent qualification)
*The institute may consider on a case-by-case basis individuals who do not meet the minimum education requirements.
Certificate in Credit (CCR)
Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism
(CAM) — formerly CAMEX
Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (CRCOP)

Level 2
Specialised

Specialist Certificate in Bank Business Credit (SCBBC)

Available to individuals who have completed:

  • ONE (1) of the Foundation Certificated Programmes, OR
  • an equivalent qualification*

*Click here to view the list of qualifications recognised by AICB.

  • Foundation Certificated Programme Certificate
Specialist Certificate in Bank Retail Credit (SCBRC)
Specialist Certificate in Bank Risk (SCBKR)
Specialist Certificate in Bank Audit (SCBKA)

Specialist Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism (SCAML)

Specialist Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (SCRC)

Level 3
Chartered Banker

Chartered Banker

Available to individuals who have completed:

  • ONE (1) of the Specialised Certificated Programmes, OR
  • an equivalent AICB qualification
  • Specialised Certificated Programme Certificate

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.

MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

Membership with a professional body is an added value proposition and a mark of public recognition and commitment to ethical values. AICB membership and professional designations are as follows:

Level Completed
AICB Membership Designation
Professional Designation

Level 1 — Foundation Certificated Programmes

Affiliate

N / A

Level 2 — Specialised Certificated Programmes

Associate

Associate Chartered Banker (ACB)

Level 3 — Chartered Banker (CB) Programme (Standard Route OR Experiential Route)

Chartered Banker (CB)

Chartered Banker (CB)

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Members maintain their professional designations and membership by fulfilling the annual Continuing Professional Development obligations and adhering to the Code of Professional Conduct.