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CIBP™ Charter prepares you best for a quick, impressive launch into investment banking, and faster growth in your career as well.

CIBP™ is for aspiring investment bankers to give them an edge and add the advantage of a global program to their knowledge and experience.


CIBP™ Candidacy

A foundational understanding of portfolio management, asset management, corporate finance, investment analysis, capital markets, accounting, and the business environment is advantageous. If you are engaged in investment banking or related industries, or if you're preparing for a career in investment banking after completing your MBA or Master’s in fields like accounting, investment management, financial analysis, or related disciplines, you're encouraged to apply for CIBP™. Additionally, students from globally accredited business schools or institutions are eligible for CIBP™.

For more information on candidacy norms and prerequisites, please review the details or feel free to get in touch with us through our contact page for personalized advice.

For Experienced Candidates

Track 1: For MBA/Master’s in Finance or Accounting.

Minimum Work Experience of at least two years in investment banking, M&A, Private Equity, Financial Engineering, or similar roles.

Track 2: For Bachelor’s in Finance or Accounting.

Minimum Work Experience of at least three years in investment banking, M&A, Private Equity, Financial Engineering, or similar roles.

For Current Students

Track 3: For Students of MBA/Master’s programs in business schools and institutions recognized by IBCA or any of the other global accreditation bodies such as AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

For Credential Holders

Track 4: For Bachelor’s degree holders with an active credential from recognized bodies like CFA Institute, AICPA, USPEC, GARP, IMA, CIMA Institute (USA), and CAIA.

One-Time CIBP™ Program Fee: US$ 775

When you register for CIBP™, there is a one-time fee of USD 775. This fee encompasses the exam fee, study materials, the credential kit, and all shipment costs. However, it does not cover special local taxes, duties, levies, or any other applicable fee in the candidate’s country.

Please note that this fee is not applicable for additional exam attempts, rescheduling, or cancellations. All fee must be paid in US dollars. For comprehensive information on payment and refund policies, please refer to this page.

Note: IBCA functions as a standards and credentialing body and does not regulate or control the learning resources or exam preparation training programs provided by authorized training providers. IBCA holds no authority over the fee charged by independent training providers, as these providers are solely responsible for the quality and delivery of the preparation programs.

Study Material


Exam-Study Handbooks

CIBP™ candidates will receive a resource box containing the IBCA Investment Management Handbook. This resource serves as the primary learning and exam preparation tool, encompassing all dimensions of Investment Banking thinking, design, analysis, and execution and providing the means to practice applying vital frameworks and concepts.


Secondary Learning Resources

CIBP™ candidates may also gain access to third-party online learning resources. These materials aid candidates in deepening their Investment Banking knowledge and honing essential tools and techniques. It's important to note that these online learning resources are not mandated as mandatory reading for the CIBP™ exam. Candidates are free to choose whether to study the online learning materials. In addition, candidates will have access to practice questions on their myIBCA dashboard.

Registration Package for CPEP™ program

Disclaimer: The Exam Study Handbook, kits, certificates, etc., shown here in the image are only for illustration, and their designs, colors, etc., may change without notice. The certificate and the lapel pin are awarded only after candidates pass the CIBP™ exam and complete the other requirements to qualify for the certification award.

CIBP™ Exam

The CIBP™ exam is timed for 90 minutes and features 50 multiple-choice questions. Examinees can take their exams online anytime on their own system.

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The CIBP™ is digitally badged by CredBadge, using its secure, proprietary badging technology.

The CIBP™ digital badge not only maximizes your profile visibility through social sharing but also adds distinction to your profile, being individually verifiable by a prospective employer or client.

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Application Process

This is an overview of the distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a CIBP™ Charter holder.


Check if you are eligible

IBCA requires you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements before you can apply for the CIBP™. Refer to the Candidacy Tracks’ to check eligibility requirements. Keeping this information handy will be helpful when filling out the application form.


Create your myIBCA account

Having met the CIBP™ eligibility requirements, it's now time to apply by creating your myIBCA account. After you submit the online application and pay the fee, a response email with the next steps in the process will be sent to you immediately.


Application Review

IBCA conducts internal checks to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the CIBP™ Charter.

You may be selected for an audit at any time during your preparation or even after you have obtained your Charter. If you are selected, you will be required to submit the required documents officially. The notification of an electronic audit will give you more information about compliance with audit terms. It is of utmost importance that candidates complete their application processes with correct and updated information. You can read more about the audit policy here


Prepare for the CIBP™ exam

You will receive your learning resources at your registered address within three to four weeks after successful confirmation of your payment. Access to the online learning material will be available within 24-48 business hours of completing the registration process.


Receive your CIBP™

You are awarded the CIBP™ Charter and a digital badge after you pass the exam and successfully meet other requirements. A physical credential pack will be sent to you within three to four weeks of the credential being awarded.

Take the next step toward earning your CIBP™ Charter today.

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