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.

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. Enhance global acceptance through a qualification benchmarked against European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  5. Join the growing community of Islamic Bankers and finance professionals

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

CIB is a centre-based qualification. You are required to contact with one of our registered training centre.

How to complete CIB?

Step 1: Study
CIB can only be studied through our registered training centres. Please click here to search a training centre near your location. Alternatively please contact us for further information.

Step 2: Exam 
Once your preparation is complete, you can take IQN exams any time of the year. IQN exams are available in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres.


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 £129 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.

Free initial registration!

Exam fee

Resit fee, if you need to retake the exam

CIB is a centre-based qualification. You are required to contact with one of our ‘Registered Training Centres’ (RTC). You will need to pay for the classes or other forms of support provided by your training centres. Fees charged by the centres are in addition to our Pearson VUE exam fees.


We recognise your prior learning and experience. If you already achieved a qualification and/or have gained work experience, then you may claim exemption on the relevant IQN qualifications.

To claim your exemption, please download the ‘RPL Graduate Application Form‘, fill it up and revert the completed form to support@iqnglobal.com along with the relevant supporting documents.

We will then let you know the outcome of your application through email.


If you need further information about the qualification, please send an email to support@iqnglobal.com.