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Certified Islamic Banker



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Islamic Banker Certification

The program ‘Certified Islamic Banker’ aims to develop qualified personnel with deep and strong knowledge of Islamic banking as well Islamic financial market products and operations as per the guidelines of the Shari’ah Standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).

The Central Bank of the UAE appointed Higher Shari’ah Authority (HSA) requires that all full-fledged Islamic banks, Islamic windows of conventional banks as well as finance companies offering Shari’ah compliant products and services in the UAE must comply with the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standards.

This Certificate has been designed by the Emirates Institute of Finance (EIF) in collaboration with AAOIFI to impart knowledge and understanding of Islamic banking and finance as required by the UAE Central Bank regulation.

The Islamic Banker Certification is suitable for: Professionals working in the financial sector who would like to develop skills in Islamic banking and finance.

After completion of the program, participants would be able to demonstrate clear understanding of the:

  • Key guiding principles of Islamic banking and finance
  • Islamic banking VS conventional banking: main differences in products and operations
  • Regulatory and Shari’ah framework for Islamic banking and finance institutions in the UAE
  • Overview of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standards for most used transactions
  • Types and structure of Islamic banking products; Liability Products, Asset Products, Corporate Banking Products; Investment Products
  • Islamic financial market operations; Islamic stocks, Sukuk, Investment funds
  • Fintech application in Islamic finance

Open to all employees of banks and other financial institutions

  • Interactive program based on extensive use of example, case studies, class work, exercises.
  • End of the module quizzes, group presentation, instructor’s feedback of learner’s progress, and final exam.
  • 60 Hours
  • The program is divided into five modules; each module is offered during 12 contact hours.

For more details, please contact the EIF Certification Department at certificates@eif.gov.ae

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