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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 basic awareness of portfolio management, asset management, corporate finance, investment analysis, capital markets, accounting, and business environment is desirable. Apply for CIBP™ if you are into investment banking or related industry - or if you are preparing for an investment banking career after completing your MBA or Master’s in accounting, investment management, financial analysis, or related disciplines. Students of globally accredited business schools or institutions are also eligible for CIBP™.

Please check out more on the candidacy norms and prerequisites or contact us here for more specific advice that you may desire.

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 functions.

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 functions.

For current students

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

For credential holders

Track 4: for Bachelor’s degree holder with an active credential by CFA Institute, AICPA, USPEC, GARP, IMA, CIMA Institute (USA), and CAIA.

One-Time CIBP™ Program Fee: US$ 775

This is a one-time fee of USD 775 when you register for CIBP™. The fee covers the exam fee, the study material, the credential kit, and all shipment costs. The fee, however, does not include special local taxes, duties, levies, or any other fee applicable in the candidate’s country.

This fee will not be applied toward additional exam attempts, exam rescheduling, or cancellations. All fees must be paid in US dollars. For more information on payment and refund policies, click here.

Note: IBCA is a standards and credentialing body and does not govern, mandate, or control the learning resources, or the exam-preparation training program(s) offered by authorized training providers. IBCA has no control over the fee charged by independent training providers. The training providers alone are responsible for the quality and delivery of the preparation programs.

Study Material


Exam-Study Handbooks

CIBP™ candidates receive a resource box containing the IBCA Investment Management Handbook. This is the learning and exam preparation resource covering all aspects of Investment Banking thinking, design, analysis, and execution, and also for practicing applying important frameworks and concepts.


Secondary Learning Resources

CIBP™ candidates may also get access to third-party online learning resources. These resources help candidates deepen their Investment Banking knowledge and practice using important tools and techniques. The online learning is NOT prescribed as mandatory reading for the CIBP™ exam. Candidates are hence, free to choose if they want to study the online learning material. Candidates also get 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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Share your success with your badge

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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