CIPA Registration and Exam Schedules – 2018 June & December
Registration and Exam dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstance or event with prior notice.
Eligibility Criteria for CIPA Registration
To register for the CIPA program, the prospective CIPA Candidate must be:
NOTE: Eligibility criteria may be relaxed on case-to-case basis. For instance, those academically strong candidates having A Levels / High School qualifications may also be considered for CIPA program.
Eligibility Criteria for Exemptions from Module Exams
1. Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) Module – Exemptions are generally not offered – however, may be considered on case-to-case basis
2. Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics (AAE) Module – Full exemption is offered to:
a. Holders of relevant professional qualifications in which they passed Advanced Auditing course; or
b. those having minimum 3 years of experience in Internal and/or External Auditing at a recognized IFI(s)
3. Business & Regulatory Environment (BRE) Module
a. Full exemption offered to:
i. those having minimum 3 years of experience in Risk Management at a recognized IFI(s). However, Candidates may also be required to sign a ‘Study Confirmation’ certificate for BRE Study Text from Chapter E-01 (page 278) to Chapter F-01 (page 427).
ii. university students / graduates under Collaboration Agreement Program. However,
b. Partial exemption is offered to holders of relevant professional qualifications who do not have relevant Risk Management experience in an IFI. However, Candidates may be required to write a 3000+ words research paper on a pre-agreed topic on Risk Management for Islamic financial Institutions
4. Shari’ah Standards & Shari’ah Governance (SS&SG) Module – Full exemption is offered to:
a. all existing & future AAOIFI CSAA Fellows; and
b. to university students / graduates or religious centers under Collaboration Agreement Program
Eligibility Criteria for Exemptions from PER