Background

Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) is established to enhance professional competencies and aimed to develop the human resources capacity at all levels of the Financial Sector, Government Institutions, Corporates, and the General Public. Capacity building programs and materials are designed and delivered according to the Afghanistan working context, workforce capacity, and methodology of learning. Trainees are benefited from a collective practical work experience of highly qualified trainers. AIBF plays a key role in the initiation of capacity building by providing national and internationally recognized certifications such as CAMS, PMP, CIA, CFE, APRM, PRM, CFCS, ACCA, PCIF, and IFC soft skill modules.

AIBF has implemented different types of educational, capacity building, training, women empowerment, and community development projects from various organizations such as USAID (RADP-E), USAID (AVC-L), USAID (WIE), USAID (FAIDA), IIFC group, Etisalat Afghanistan, Mercy Corps, and financial institutions. Therefore, AIBF has experience with both technical and financial reports requirements of all the above donors.

Later on, the scope of it was extended to the Public Sector, NGOs, Corporates, and Government Institutions, which resulted in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Martyred, Disabled and Social Affairs, Supreme Audit Office and Da Afghanistan Bank.

Vision

To be the prime professional training body in the region.

Mission

The Institute’s mission is to develop a pool of qualified banking and finance professionals for
strengthening the financial sector to support a high rate of economic growth in Afghanistan by upgrading the knowledge and skills of bankers, insurance, and microfinance staff and to serve as a center of data and information on new emerging issues with the provision of consulting services to financial institutions.

International Collaborations and Recognitions

AIBF is affiliated and in collaboration with international professional bodies to provide training programs and coaching for the below globally accepted certifications:

  • Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA)
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF)
  • International Financial Corporation (IFC) World Bank
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Gold Learning Partner
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management- Germany
  • Project Management Institution (PMI)
  • International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  • American Certification Institute (ACI)
  • Pearson VUE
  • Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance ( BIBF)

Computer-Based Exam Center

AIBF is an authorized  test center for conducting exams for the following international bodies:

  • Pearson VUE – EMEA PVTCs Default Vendors
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Demand-Based
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  • American Certification Institute (ACI)

Core Services

Since the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance was established, as a sole Institute of banking & finance- provides vast technical and professional specialized training programs by national and international banking practitioners that play a key role in the development of the financial sector. Despite all the existent challenges confronting the sector, AIBF has been able to facilitate productive professional programs to the financial sector (Banks, Insurance, and MFI’s), Government Institutions, and other stakeholders. These programs are designed based on training need assessment of the relevant entity.  Currently, AIBF offers a vast number of short term training ranging from 8 to 12 per month covering all the vital domains of Banks, Insurance and MFI’s, Government Institutions, and Corporates such as Finance, Internal Audit, AML/ CFT Compliance, IT, and Database, Credit, Risk Management, Banks Operations, HR and Admin, Islamic Finance, Project Management, Corporate Governance, and other Soft Skills & IFC Modules.

In addition, AIBF offers highly structured and innovatively designed certifications, which are specially designed for the officials of the financial sector, government institutions, and corporates and are according to the international standards along with the internationally well-known recognized certifications.  In long-term programs, AIBF offers a 1-year Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF), ACCA, and FIA all papers.

1.      Short Term Trainings

AIBF offers a vast number of short term training ranging from 8 to 12 per month that are designed based on the training need assessment in the following areas;

  • Internal Audit
  • AML/ CFT Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Bank Operations
  • Finance
  • Credit
  • IT and Database
  • HR and Admin
  • Marketing
  • Soft Skills

These trainings are conducted regularly at AIBF (TNA-based & customized), in-house at banks, in provinces, and internationally.

2.      Medium Term Certifications

AIBF offers highly structured and innovatively designed Certifications that are specially designed for the officials of the financial sector, government institutions, and NGOs, etc. 

a)     AIBF Designed

They are in the following professional domains:

  • Certified Financial Management Specialist
  • Certified Credit Specialist
  • Certified Accountant
  • Certified General Banker
  • Certified Compliance Professional
  • IFRS Specialist
  • QuickBooks Specialist
  • Certified HRM Professional
  • Certified Marketing Communication Specialist

b)    International Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP-PMI)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA-IIA)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS-ACAMS)
  • Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS-ACFSC)
  • Associate Professional Risk Manager (APRM-PRMIA)
  • Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance (PCIF-INCEIF)
  • Certified International Management Professional (CIMP- ACI)
  • Certified Marketing Professional (CMP- ACI)
  • Certified HRM Professional (CHRMP- ACI)

3.      Long term Programs

In long term programs, AIBF offers the following;

  • Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF)
  • ACCA and FIA all Papers

4.      Computer Based Exams

AIBF is an authorized computer-based exam center for the following international bodies:

  • Pearson VUE EMEA
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)- Demand-based
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  • American Certification Institute (ACI)