Certified Islamic Banker (CIB) qualification enhances the knowledge and understanding of Islamic banking principles. CIB is recognised in Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 7 and comparable to European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 5. CIB is awarded by IQN and quality-assured and credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Shy study CIB

Why study CIB?

  1. Use post-nominal letters ‘CIB’ after your name!
  2. Get free registration with access to free course book and practice questions
  3. Demonstrate your competence in Islamic Finance to the employers
  4. Earn an affordable qualification credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  5. Enhance global acceptance through a qualification benchmarked against European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  6. Join the growing community of Islamic Bankers and finance professionals
Duration and Prep

Duration & Preparation

Total time to complete the CIB qualification will depend on your background and willingness. Exam can be taken any time of the year. Hence, you can take whatever time you feel appropriate for your preparation.

Our free course book is sufficient to ensure exam success and practice questions are important to assess your own progress.

You can choose either to study independently or take tuition support from one of our registered training centres.

How to complete CIB

How to complete CIB?

Step 1: Free download
Click here to immediately download course book and practice questions.

Step 2: Preparation
Self-learning: Study course book and practice questions as an independent student OR
Supported-learning: Take tuition support from a training centre near your location.

Step 3: Examination 
Create Pearson VUE web account and register for the exam at the test centre near your location.


There is only one exam to qualify for the CIB qualification. There will be total 40 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Each MCQ will carry 2.5 marks and total marks is 100. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes. You will need to get minimum 60% marks to pass the exam. If you fail, you can always resit the exam. There is no restriction on the number of resit you can attempt.

Our exam fee is £99 and payable through Pearson VUE web account. Exam fees become due only when you decide to take the exam. If you fail in your first exam, you can resit by paying only £49.


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Total cost, if you pass in first attempt


Resit fee, if you need to retake the exam

If you decide to take tuition support, you will need to pay for the classes delivered by your training centre. Tuition fees are in addition to our Pearson VUE exam fees.


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If you need further information about the qualification, please contact us by email or download CIB Prospectus.