PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF)

The “CPIF” is the professional designation awarded to members who have met the qualifications and work experience requirements under the CIIF Standards. To be awarded the “CPIF” represents an achievement of high prestige by members of the CIIF.

More details on CPIF will be available soon. Kindly refer to our booklet for the current information, or submit your queries to programmes@ciif-global.org

CPIF Scholarship & Bursary

In supporting the development of professional talents in the Takaful industry, the CIIF is collaborating with FWD Takaful Berhad to provide a scholarship and bursary programme for the Takaful track of the CPIF professional qualification. Applications for the scholarship and bursary are now open.

Eligibility details are as follows:

CPIF SCHOLARSHIP CPIF BURSARY
Objectives
  • To provide opportunities for graduates with excellent academic backgrounds to enrol in the CPIF (Takaful) programme
  • A scholarship is a financial award granted to eligible candidates on the basis of the his/her academic excellence
  • To boost Takaful sector talent pool
  • To provide opportunities for underprivileged graduates with strong academic backgrounds to enrol in the CPIF (Takaful) programme
  • A bursary is a financial award granted to eligible candidates on the basis of his/her financial needs
  • To boost Takaful sector talent pool
Programme Value
  • Fully paid studies
  • No monthly stipend
  • Fully paid studies
  • No monthly stipend
Coverage
  • Enrolment for full CPIF (Takaful) programme: Blended learning mode
  • Membership with the CIIF (Student Member)
  • Study modules, training slides, and access to the CIIF LMS
  • CIIF Executive Programme & CPD courses
  • Enrolment for full CPIF (Takaful) programme: Blended learning mode
  • Membership with the CIIF (Student Member)
  • Study modules, training slides, and access to the CIIF LMS
  • CIIF Executive Programme & CPD courses
Eligibility
  • Graduated no earlier than 1st January 2019
  • Minimum MUET Level 3/IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550
  • Malaysian citizen
  • Not a recipient of any financial aid/scholarship that requires a service bond
  • Not currently enrolled in any other equivalent programme
  • Total gross household income below RM4,329k /month
  • Graduated no earlier than 1st January 2019
  • Minimum MUET Level 3/IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550
  • Malaysian citizen
  • Not a recipient of any financial aid/scholarship that requires a service bond
  • Not currently enrolled in any other equivalent programme
Qualifications
  • CGPA 3.5 and above
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field may apply
  • Advantage for graduates with the following degrees:
    • Banking (including Islamic banking)
    • Insurance (including Takaful)
    • Finance (including Islamic Finance)
  • Graduates with the following degrees are also encouraged to apply:
    • Information Technology
    • Data Science
    • Other IR4.0 qualifications
  • CGPA 3.2 and above
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field may apply
  • Advantage for graduates with the following degrees:
    • Banking (including Islamic banking)
    • Insurance (including Takaful)
    • Finance (including Islamic Finance)
  • Graduates with the following degrees are also encouraged to apply:
    • Information Technology
    • Data Science
    • Other IR4.0 qualifications
Exemptions No exemptions allowable No exemptions allowable
Duration 3 years 3 years

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Chartered and Fellowship Masterclass (CFM)

The Chartered and Fellowship Masterclass (CFM) is a 2-day programme aimed at on-boarding industry leaders holding key positions as Chartered members of the CIIF towards attaining the CPIF* designation. The CFM is also aimed at elevating eligible members of the CIIF currently holding the CPIF designation as Fellow Chartered members of the CIIF. The objective of the CFM is to support the professionalisation of industry professionals towards attaining the CPIF designation as part of the industry-wide commitment under the Joint Declaration with the CIIF.

Kindly refer to the updated booklet for the current information, or submit your queries to programmes@ciif-global.org

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All members who have been awarded the “CPIF” must fulfill their CPD requirements. CPD is the avenue for ensuring that members keep their knowledge and skills up to date, ensuring that they remain highly competent to execute their work as Islamic finance professionals.

More details on the CIIF CPD, please click here

Executive Development Programme (EDP)

This is a fast-track programme, and is a structured training programme geared towards providing an accelerated pathway for members with less than 2 years of working experience towards achieving the “CPIF”. While this programme is open to members who meet the eligibility criteria, there are limited places available provided by industry players, and candidates for this programme will be required to go through a vigorous selection process by the participating institutions.

Other courses, industry talks, and professional development programmes

Members will be able to attend a range of courses, industry talks, and professional development programmes that are recognised by the CIIF.