Frequently Asked Questions
What is IBFIM Online
IBFIM Online is an integrated learning infrastructure that allows users to have unlimited access and learn Islamic Finance knowledge offered by IBFIM, anywhere and anytime in the World through our diversified learning platforms (face-to-face/e-learning).
Via IBFIM Online, users have the flexibility in selecting learning methods either face-to-face or online learning and complete IBFIM qualification programs at his/her own pace.
Users can register their preferred learning program and simply make online payment through the system. Users can also track their learning records and at the same time plan their future learning undertakings with IBFIM.
What methods of learning does IBFIM Online offer?
IBFIM Online offers the following learning methodologies:
- Face-to-face/classroom training, conducted at IBFIM.
- Blended Learning (Only available for certain modules only. Please contact us for details)
Do I need any other books or materials to take the IBFIM Online program?
No, but to enhance your understanding, you may purchase recommended books at IBFIM’s Knowledge Management Centre. Click here to find out more.
Can I download the IBFIM Online programs and view it offline?
At the moment, the e-learning content is not downloadable for offline viewing and you need to subscribe and get access to the internet to go through it.
Is technical support available?
Yes it is. If you have any questions or experience any issues, just write us an e-mail or phone us. For more details on how to get in touch with us, click here.
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About Free Trial
What is an IBFIM Online Free Trial and what does it contain?
It provides 5-day free access to the selected module for users to get familiar and experience the actual e-learning capability before paying for them.
How do I sign up for the IBFIM Online Free Trial?
To sign up, click on the link provided on the website and fill up the “SIGN UP FOR 5-DAY-TRIAL!” popup form.
Once I’ve signed up, how long before I can start the free trial?
You can start immediately after validating your registration through a notification sent to your e-mail.
How long does the IBFIM Online Free Trial last?
Free trial period is for 5 days only.
Can I register again after my IBFIM Online Free Trial access expires?
Yes, you can. But you must register using a different e-mail address, username and password to renew your access for another 5 days.
What language version of IBFIM Online is available for you?
At the moment, IBFIM Online is only available in English language.
How do I sign up for full-fledged IBFIM Online programs?
To sign for full version IBFIM Online programs, click on the “Enrol Now” button at the upper right menu of this website. You can choose to browse for courses available at Programmes or straight away register by filling up the forms provided.
How do I create and what do I use as my Username?
For Malaysians, your Username is your National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) number. For non-Malaysians, your Username is using your passport number.
If you are still unable to gain access, just write us an e-mail or phone us. For more details about how to get in touch with us, click here.
How do I log into my IBFIM Online account?
To log in, go to http://ibfimonline.com/login. The link will direct you to the IBFIM Online Learning Management System.
How do I reset my password?
To reset password:
- Go to the login page at http://ibfimonline.com/login. Choose your login preference, either as an Individual user or corporate user
- Click “Forgot Password?” button
- Enter your email address. A notification will be sent your registered e-mail address to advice on your new password and login credentials.
Once I’ve signed up, how long before I can start the program?
You can start your learning immediately after payment is made for a particular package/module. An email notification will be sent to you upon successful payment.
I would like to let someone else use my account to view the program. Is that allowed?
This is not allowed. If we discovered that a third person is using your login credentials, we will disable your account and block your program without refund.
Where and how do I access the program?
You can access the program anytime and anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. Just login to IBFIM Online here.
Can I access IBFIM Online from home?
Yes, of course.
How long is the online access for modules/qualifications?
Access for each online module is Three (3) weeks after confirmed registration whilst for those who undertake the qualification programmes, the online access is for One (1) year / Twelve (12) months.
Is the program accessible on tablets, such as iPad or Playbook?
Yes, as long as your devices support the appropriate applications or softwares to view the online content.
About the CQIF Program
What is CQIF?
CQIF stands for “Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance”, the highest qualification a person could pursue from IBFIM’s Islamic Finance Qualifications Framework and Progression Route after having fulfilled certain criteria set by IBFIM.
A complete CQIF qualification consists of the core level, Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance (AQIF), the intermediate level; Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) and the advanced and highest level; CQIF.
What is IBFIM's Islamic Finance Qualifications Framework & Progression Route?
It consist of three levels, namely core, intermediate and advanced level. At the end of each level, an assessment will be conducted to evaluate the candidate’s understanding and ability to relate the knowledge gained to practice.
The Framework is unique. One does not intentionally register for each Qualification. Instead, one will attend any of the modules at his/her own pace. Upon fulfilling the requirements of each qualification, he/she will register for an assessment to receive the respective Qualification and IBFIM’s Membership.
The Framework is designed to meet the industry’s needs in terms of:
- Flexibility in learning (without pre-set duration);
- Progression to a higher level;
- Recognized and accredited certifications; and
- Bridging industry-university qualifications.
The capstone certification, CQIF, offers specializations in Islamic Banking, Takaful and Islamic Capital Market.
What is AQIF?
AQIF stands for “Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance”, the step 1 (core) towards CQIF qualification. It certifies knowledge of Shariah law and its application, ethics and Islamic finance architecture. In total, there are five (5) modules under AQIF and all modules are now available online at IBFIM Online. Click here for more info.
What is IQIF?
IQIF stands for “Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance”, the step 2 (intermediate) towards CQIF qualification. It involves intermediate qualification, which covers about 8 to10 modules in the domain of Islamic Banking, Takaful and Islamic Capital Market.
Modules for IQIF are now available in Islamic Banking, Takaful and Islamic Capital Market at IBFIM Online. Click here for more info.
What is CQIF?
CQIF stands for “Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance”, the step 3 (advanced) towards CQIF qualification. While providing a more comprehensive coverage of the previous subjects, it challenges a person’s knowledge, work experience and capabilities of each discipline in Islamic finance.
Do I have to take the modules in sequence?
No, it is not necessary to take the modules according to its sequence or levels. You can enroll any of the modules individually at your convenience.
Instead of registering for individual modules , can I register a qualification, say AQIF for the whole 5 modules?
Yes, you can register them as a package. In fact, it is more cost-saving when you register for a package.
Is CQIF equivalent to bachelor’s degree?
We do not equate CQIF with any academic programs such as diploma, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree and PhD because CQIF is an industry professional qualification. In addition, CQIF is designed for practitioners within Islamic finance practice.
Purchasing and Payment
Where and how do I purchase the module?
You can purchase any module anytime, anywhere with these 4 simple steps:
- Register here on this website. Choose your preferred enrolment type. If you are the HR of a company, please consult us at email@example.com before registering.
- Browse and choose your desired courses/modules.
- Click Enroll Now & make your investment.
- Receive notifications & enjoy your learning!
What are the payment methods?
If you are an individual client, you can pay using credit card (Visa or Mastercard). However, if you are listed as our corporate clients (companies/organizations), we will be issuing an invoice.
Are discounts available if I purchase multiple courses?
If I register for a qualification (e.g. AQIF), am I automatically registered for its examinations?
Yes, you will be automatically registered for examination when you choose a package.
What are the attendance/learning requirements?
Before you can be eligible to sit for the examination, you must fulfil at least 70% attendance from the total required number of days/e-learning hours.
Where can I sit the examination?
At the moment, all examinations will be carried out at our premise:
IBFIM, 4th Floor, Menara Takaful Malaysia, 50000 Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Click here to view the location on Google Maps.
What are the examination dates?
You can view the date(s) available when you register for an examination or you can download our 2017 Islamic Finance Training Schedule to view the examination dates.
How many examination attempts am I allowed?
What happens if I don’t turn up for an examination?
If you do not attend an examination, you will be marked as absent.
If you are seeking for special considerations (e.g. if you could not attend the exam because of special circumstances such as you were ill in hospital) you can send your request to the following channels:
By mail to:
(Attention: Examination and Assessment Unit)
3rd Floor, Menara Takaful Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
50000 Kuala Lumpur
By email to:*protected email* or *protected email*
How can I get my examination results?
We will announce your results via email.
What happens if I fail an examination?
In the unfortunate case you failed an examination; you can take part in another examination session, which is subject to another examination fee. There is no limit to the number of times you can retake the examination.
Will I get a certificate after I passed the examination?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of achievement & is entitled as IBFIM’s qualifications certified holder.