What is CSAA?
“CSAA” stands for Certified Shari’ah Advisor and Auditor and it’s one of the two fellowship programs offered by the AAOIFI. It was launched in 2006 and currently undergoing a revamping exercise.
CSAA is a professional fellowship in Shari’ah Advisory and Shari’ah Auditing. It is designed to equip candidates with the requisite technical understanding and professional skills on Shari’ah compliance and review processes for international Islamic banks and financial institutions.
The fellowship places greater emphasis on practical knowledge and real-world applications (and exercises) to deliver an enhanced and optimized learning experience.
Objectives of CSAA:
Through the CSAA program, candidates will gain advanced knowledge in:
Reasons for pursuing the CSAA fellowship
After successfully passing CSAA exam, you will become a CSAA fellow. You stand to gain the following benefits by joining a strong group of CSAA fellows worldwide:
The CSAA curriculum comprise of the following:
The list of AAOIFI Shari’ah standards (1-48) included in the CSAA program are as follows:
The list of AAOIFI governance standards (1-4) included in the CSAA program are as follows:
Eligibility criteria for CSAA registration
Registration to the CSAA program is open to all. However, CSAA fellowship will be awarded to only those who have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree / professional qualification.
CSAA registration schedule – 2022
Registration dates, as well as examination dates, are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstance or event with prior notice.
CSAA fees and discounts
CSAA fee is inclusive of the: Registration fee, PDF of the study text, shipment and postal expenses, 1 mock exam, 1 Exam sitting, and CSAA certificate fee.
Additional fees include:
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