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 (Certlfrs®) – by Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (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
  • ATD Train the Trainer Certificate
  • ATD Master Trainer Certificate

Management & Self Development:

  • Certified Manager (CM®)
  • EQ Emotional Intelligence Certifications – with Six Seconds – USA
  • FranklinCovey Leadership programs, in partnership with FranklinCovey Middle East.
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP®)
  • Associate Professional Risk Manager Certificate (APRM®) with PRMIA- USA
  • Strategic Management Planning Training boot camp (SMPS), in association with George Washington University
  • Leadership Simulation Programs


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



Financial & Banking Islamic Programs:

Professional Certificates by the Islamic Center Programs:

  • Certificate of Islamic Banking and Financial Services (CIBFS)
  • Certified Islamic Bank Manager (CIBM)
  • Accredited Certified Islamic Specialist in Financial Market (CISCM)
  • Accredited Certified Islamic Specialist in International Trade (CISTF)

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)