Welcome to the Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) professional qualification programme.
In addition to welcoming you, we would like to share some helpful information and a few hints for successful completion of the CPIF programme. For many of you, this may not be your first experience with an online course. But for those with the first time experience, online courses provide a different way to study and place different skills from candidates. You will find that, as an online learner, self-motivation and discipline are paramount. This means that you are completely responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular study system.
You will be responsible for the same course materials and the same standards of excellence that are required in the face to face courses. While the CIIF e-Learning team will provide you with support during the course, you should also be aware that self-discipline is required to successfully complete the programme.
You will have full access to the programme site by December 2019. It is important to get started right away and to maintain the pace outlined in your programme materials, and you must keep current with the schedule. The best tip for online study is that getting started and keeping on schedule are most important to successful completion. Review the modules instructions on the module’s homepage in the CIIF LMS. They provide important information about the purpose of each modules. It is recommended that reviewing the highlights at the end of each chapter and learn smart tutorial and practice tests may increase your understanding of the course materials and preparation for examinations.
There are 4 levels in the progression to become a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance:
At the Foundation candidates will study four modules and are expected to develop broad knowledge in Shariah and acquire a basic understanding of the operating environment, Shariah, economics, legal and product knowledge.
At the Intermediate and Proficient levels, candidates will develop core skills and competencies that will prepare them to a wide range of tasks across various roles and functions.
At the Intermediate level, the candidate will build on Shariah knowledge and acquire basic knowledge in accounting, professionalism and ethics. At this point the candidate will choose to specialise in either Banking or Takaful.
At the proficient level, the candidate will develop core competencies in banking or Takaful operations, product structuring, sales and marketing or distribution. The treasury module covers products and market operations.
Finally, the Chartered level, the candidate will develop management-level competencies in organisation strategy, risk, audit and compliance.
Studying for the CPIF is primarily self-directed. Course will be available via e-leaming platforms and study materials, and these are included in the registration fee. The textbooks include checkpoint questions and case studies to assist you in learning. Tutorials are optional, and the calendar for classes will be arranged by the approved education partners, IBFIM and INCEIF.
Should you need further information and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and Good Luck!