Professional Certification

To enable standardization of the human resources processes within the banking and finance sector in Kuwait, IBS offers a variety of professional certification services. Some are developed in-house and are accredited by international organizations and some are exam preparation training programs for international certifications. For the latter, IBS performs the role of an authorized training and testing center for international organizations, or offering the exam preparation training program only.

IBS offered the following Exam Preparation Training Programs for International exams related to the following International Professional Certificates:


Finance and Accounting:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®)
  • Certificate in International Financial Reporting (Cert IFRS®) – Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • CFA Investment Foundation®
  • Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA ®)
  • ACI Dealing Certificate®
  • ACI Operations Certificate®
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA®)
  • Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS)

Human Resources:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®)
  • Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP®) and the Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP®)
  • ATD Learning Needs Assessment Certificate – Association for Talent Development ATD – USA
  • ATD Training & Facilitation Certificate – Association for Talent Development ATD – USA
  • ATD Master Trainer Certificate – Association for Talent Development ATD – USA

Management & Self Development:

  • Certified Manager (CM®)
  • EQ – Emotional Intelligence Leadership Certifications from Six Seconds – USA
  • FranklinCovey Leadership programs, in collaboration with FranklinCovey Middle East
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP®)
  • Associate Professional Risk Manager Certificate (APRM®) with PRMIA – USA
  • Strategic Management Planning Training boot camp (SMPT)
  • Leadership Simulation Programs
  • KPI Professional Certification – Balanced Scorecard Institute

Marketing & Sales:

  • Introductory Certificate in Marketing (ICM®) and Professional Certificate in Marketing (PCM®)
  • Professional Selling Skills (PSS®) Certificate

Anti-Money Laundering:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Prevention Professional (CAMLFC) from AMLFC Institute


  • Insurance Professional Certifications, in collaboration with CII Chartered Insurance Institute – UK


Islamic Programs:

Professional Certificates by the Islamic Center Programs:

  • Certified Islamic Banker (CIB)
  • Certified Islamic Bank Manager (CIBM)
  • The Certified Islamic Specialist in Governance and Compliance (CISGC)

The above certificates are accredited by the General Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain

  • The Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) – Exam preparation program
  • Treasury Certificate in Islamic Bank (TIB) prepared and presented by KIBS