KUALA LUMPUR: The new International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) will offer the world’s first certification on Islamic Finance, the Certified Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) Programme, said Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
She said CIFP modules were designed by renowned experts and developed in full consultation with local and international industry players to ensure the relevance to industry requirements.
“The objective of INCEIF is to produce high-calibre practitioners and professionals in Islamic finance as well as specialists and researchers,” she said in her speech during the launch of INCEIF yesterday.
Zeti also said the INCEIF would be governed by the Governing Council and the Professional Development Panel.
“This council will comprise local and international professors to set strategic direction and provide insights and learning needs of the Islamic financial services industry.
“The panel will have the responsibility for establishing the academic policies of INCEIF, as well as the qualify assurance of the CIFP and postgraduate programme modules,” she added.
Later, she told reporters that INCEIF, which would hold classes in June, had already received some 500 queries, with about half of them from international students.
Last year, Bank Negara had set up an endowment fund of RM500mil to support the initiative.
INCEIF programmes will cover professional certification, postgraduate programmes, and a research and publication programme.