Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor (CSAA)


Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor (CSAA)

We are currently working on overhauling and re-introducing the Certified Sharia Advisor & Auditor (CSAA). In the meanwhile, exams will be held, under the current format, only on two different dates (25 October 2017 and 21 February 2018)

Therefore, after registration, you are kindly required to sit for the exam, under the current format, by advising us of your date preferences. Otherwise, from end of February 2018 onwards, all candidates who have not passed the exam will have to register anew and pay materials and exam fees of the new format

CSAA certification is provided in Arabic, but English-translated exam questions and AAOIFI Sharia standards are available in English, however not the CSAA book is not available in English as yet.

Disclaimer: CSAA exam is currently paper-based only. Please refer to exam centers list for your most convenient exam center

Through the CSAA program, candidates will gain advanced knowledge on:

  • Roles and functions of various Shari’ah compliance and review processes in financial institutions.
  • Correlation between a financial institution’s Shari’ah Supervisory Board (SSB) and its internal Shari’ah compliance and review processes
  • Mechanism to ensure Shari’ah compliance in accordance to resolutions and fatwas (Scholars’ rulings) issued by SSB.
  • Technical review of banking and financial operations to determine Shari’ah compliance.
  • Establishing the foundations to gain stakeholders’ trust and confidence in a financial institution’s adherence to Shari’ah .

CSAA program is designed to equip candidates with the requisite technical understanding and professional skills on Shari’ah compliance and review processes for the international Islamic banking and finance industry.  Through the CSAA program, candidates will gain advanced knowledge on:

  • Roles and functions of various Shari’ah compliance and review processes in financial institutions.
  • Correlation between a financial institution’s Shari’ah Supervisory Board (SSB) and its internal Shari’ah compliance and review processes
  • Mechanism to ensure Shari’ah compliance in accordance to resolutions and fatwas (Scholars’ rulings) issued by SSB.
  • Technical review of banking and financial operations to determine Shari’ah compliance.
  • Establishing the foundations to gain stakeholders’ trust and confidence in a financial institution’s adherence to Shari’ah .

Program content:

CSAA program covers technical subjects that are essential to Shari’ah compliance and review processes for the international Islamic banking and finance industry, including:

  • AAOIFI’s Shari’ah standards on Islamic finance products and practices, and Shari’ah basis for those standards.
  • AAOIFI’s Governance standards on Shari’ah compliance and review processes.
  • Islamic banking and finance supervision (including regulatory and external supervision, internal review, and application of AAOIFI’s standards).
  • Operational structures for Shari’ah compliance and review.
  • Shari’ah compliance and review procedures (including on planning, operations, documentation, and reporting).
  • Application of Shari’ah and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) to Islamic banking and finance practices.

Fees Structure

Since AAOIFI is a not-for-profit organization, the fee structure is designed to accommodate and allow participation from a broader base of industry practitioners.

 



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