The Nova Institute is the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)’s partner for Hong Kong and China. Our mission is to aggressively promote Islamic finance courses, qualifications as well as Shariah-compliant advisory in the Hong Kong and China markets.

IBFIM is an industry-owned and regulator-linked training institute in Malaysia whose objective is to serve the growing needs of the rapidly flourishing Islamic finance industry stakeholders in the area of talent and business development. Since 2001, IBFIM has been conducting training programmes as well as extending business and Shariah advisory services. IBFIM's tagline "Your Islamic Finance Business Partner" manifests itself in the form of its close rapport with the industry and its wide range of services.

As a market leader, IBFIM's certification programmes are developed, moderated and recognised by the industry. The programmes cover four disciplines: banking, takaful, the capital market and wealth management. IBFIM's Islamic finance qualifications are clearly mapped out in an Innovative Progression Route to motivate practitioners in the industry to enhance their competencies as well as move up the corporate ladder.

IBFIM's best practice stock screening methodology serves clients seeking true shariah compliance. IBFIM is also the market leader in shariah advisory for shariah-based funds and shariah audit.


Innovative Progression Route

Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance (AQIF)

Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) – Banking
Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) – Takaful
Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) – Capital Market
Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) – Wealth Management

Advanced Qualification in Islamic Finance (AdvQIF) – Banking
Advanced Qualification in Islamic Finance (AdvQIF) – Takaful
Advanced Qualification in Islamic Finance (AdvQIF) – Capital Market
Advanced Qualification in Islamic Finance (AdvQIF) – Wealth Management

Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance (CQIF)


Specialised Programmes
  1. Fundamental Certificate in Islamic Banking and Takaful (FCIBT)
  2. Certified Credit Professional – Islamic (CCP-i)
  3. Islamic Financial Planner (IFP)
  4. Takaful Basic Examination (TBE)

Course Details
  1. Course Progress Map from IBFIM
  2. Course Calender
  3. Certificates
  4. Glossary

All our courses available in-house to suit your date, location and at your convenience, please call or email us to discuss.

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