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Senior Investment Banking Professional (SIBP)

The Overview

SIBP is ideal for on-the-move investment bankers who seek to improve their performance and lead sooner than later. It is also a great qualification to have for those working in private equity, asset management and other finance professions, and who wish to now move into investment banking.

The SIBP credential enriches the professional profile of investment bankers and finance professionals. SIBP certified professionals are viewed more capable of returning better performance and results because of their sharper comprehension of the dynamics of the investment banking industry, its markets, clients and various business domains. The fact that the SIBP is based on the groundbreaking IBANX body of knowledge serves to reassure employers about the high standards of Investment Banking understanding the SIBP certified display. Registrations for SIBP can be done online, 24X7 from virtually anywhere in the world.

Senior Investment Banking Professional


Pre-registrations are currently open for the spanking new SIBP version marked to the updated IBCA-IBANX Ver 0016-1.2 launching 19 September, 2019.

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SIBP Exam Fee: $ 650 USD
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The moment you decide you have to look at a bigger, swankier Investment Banking career, just storm right into the SIBP segment on the IBCA website, anytime of the day – or better still – even in the night! Pick a coffee. Just click Apply. And within minutes, you’ll be done – registered for what is the world’s most powerful qualification the Investment Bankers and finance professionals can earn today! Everything happens smooth: you apply; you complete your SIBP registration; schedule your SIBP exam and pay-up for it using your credit card, and receive a couple of email notes from us – all before you finish your coffee! In the meanwhile, your smart and meaty SIBP learning resources kit has been pushed on its way to you.

World’s Best Learning Resources on Investment Banking

Unlike other certification bodies, IBCA neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for SIBP Certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, IBCA focuses on empowering the registrants with text and learning resources that help them build and expand their knowledge of Investment Banking. IBCA, hence, does provide the SIBP Resource Box complimentary to every SIBP registrant, containing printed and electronic resources with complete information on the SIBP Certification as well as the latest on IBCA standards and Investment Banking theory and practice. The Resource Box includes the IBCA flagship publication –The IBCA Handbook for Practitioners – the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science and art of Investment Banking ever. It’s a book for life for all finance, accounting, and Investment Banking professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for SIBP Certification exams. The electronic resources include an e-Copy of the SIBP™ Exam Preparation Guidelines. Once you receive SIBP™ Resource Box, you are set for commencing your journey to becoming an Investment Banking professional ready for the most very best of global employers. Start your preparation for your online-proctored SIBP™ exam, which you can take almost anywhere you may be – in the comfort of your home or office after getting your computer and exam room IBCA-verified and approved for the exam.

Learning Resources

The Candidacy Tracks

SIBP™ Track

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an SIBP™. Following is the convenient track covering investment bankers and other finance professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn an SIBP™!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed a Graduate/ Master's Degree or Diploma qualification in Business/ Finance/ Management/ Accounting/ Economics or in any other discipline related to capital markets, finance, investments or accounting.

  • Minimum Work Experience
    Minimum 5 Years of experience in analyst- or sales- roles in asset management/ M&A/ equity trading/ portfolio management/ corporate finance/ brokering/ hedge funds/ derivatives trading etc.

Schedule Your IBCA Certification Exam

There are eight distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a SIBP. Here's what these stages look like. Of course, we've just tried to take you through a quick tour, so many of the details may be missing. You may Contact Us for more information.

All IBCA certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each IBCA certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the SIBP™ certification, you wish to apply for.
It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.

Once you have satisfied the SIBP™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myIBCA account. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.

An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the SIBP™.

Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the SIBP™ Resource Box containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks.

Your exam window opens exactly 45 days after you have successfully registered in SIBP™ and paid your fee. You can prepare for and take your SIBP™ exams anytime within the next 135 days. The books included in the SIBP™ Resource Box should help you brace up nicely for your SIBP™ Certification exam. Please read more about SIBP™ exams in the dedicated section on the subject.

If you qualify the SIBP™ certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the Investment Banking Certifications Board (IBCB), you are recommended for the award of SIBP™ Credential and the SIBP™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the credential- award.

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The Digitally Badged SIBP

SIBP Credential, ideal for on-the-move investment bankers seeking to improve their performance, is digitally badged by CredBadge, which commemorates the expertise of working in investment management, corporate finance, risk mitigation, equity analysis, portfolio and asset management, and other investment analytics. The digital trails fashioned by your SIBP Certification let you be on top of the global employers’ favorite prospects.

Credential Maintenance & Renewal

Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your SIBP Credential every 5 years. When you renew, you show your continuing competence and commitment to the profession. IBCA will send you reminder emails for renewal of your credential or log into myIBCA account and register for SIBP renewal. In order to receive email reminders from IBCA, please make sure to keep your email address current. Please note that training is not mandatory for renewal and you only have to register and complete a short–duration online refresher learning program as per the latest Investment Bankers Studyware (IBCA’s Body of Knowledge) along with a small online assessment.

Renewing your SIBP Credential

  • Step 1. Apply for SIBP renewal by logging into myIBCA account on
  • Step 2. Pay your SIBP renewal fee online.
  • Step 3. Complete the prescribed online learning program & assessment.
  • Step 4. Receive instant confirmation for credential renewal.
  • Step 5. Get your renewed SIBP Credential certificate & a new digital badge.

SIBP Credential Renewal Policy – 2018

  • Life of the Credential (in years from the date of award) +

    The SIBP Credential is valid for 5 years. Credential-holders will be required to renew their SIBP Credential – as applicable or permissible – for continuation of their credential beyond 5 years.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Duration +

    The SIBP Credential is renewable every 5 years, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SIBPR-1).

  • Standard Credential Renewal Window +

    The SIBP Credential Renewal Window will open 2 months before the expiry of the credential.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Deadline +

    Before the expiry of the credential validity, e.g.; if the credential, was awarded on April 1, 2014, the Standard Renewal Deadline will be March 31, 2019 i.e. 5 years after the award of the credential. If the SIBP Credential is not renewed by the deadline, the IBCA online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will show “Renewal Due” for a Convenience Period of 60 days, against the name of the credential-holder whose IBCA Credential awaits renewal.

  • Credential Renewal Convenience Period +

    A SIBP Credential can be renewed within maximum 60 days from the date it expires, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SIBPR-2). If renewal formalities are not completed within the convenience period, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode.

  • Credential Freeze and Suspension +

    If not renewed during the Credential Renewal Convenience Period of 60 days from the Standard Renewal due date, the IBCA system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension mode, and the credential-holder is required to apply for Reactivation of the credential within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension.

    For this duration, the official IBCA online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will flash the term "Suspended (Reactivation due)" against the name of the individual whose IBCA Credentials have been frozen/ suspended.

    Applications for Reactivation can be made directly through their individual myIBCA account, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SIBPR-3). If individuals fail to reactivate their suspended credentials, IBCA system will cancel the credentials in question. Cancelled credentials can however be Revived.

  • Credential Cancellation & Revival +

    If not reactivated within the stipulated maximum 12 months from the date of suspension, the SIBP Credential will be cancelled. However, the credential-holder will get one final chance to appeal for its revival by writing an email to This appeal has to be made within 30 days of the date of cancellation of the credential. In the event, a cancelled credential’s revival application is not submitted within the stipulated 30 days, IBCA summarily withdraws the credential from the credential-holder, including all the privileges attendant to the credential. Individuals whose credentials have been withdrawn by IBCA will be required to apply as fresh applicants.

  • Validity of a Renewed Credential +

    The renewed SIBP Credential’s validity will start 1 day after the expiry of the previously awarded credential. E.g.; if the credential is expiring on March 31, 2019, the renewed credential validity will start from April 1, 2019 irrespective of the actual date of renewal for the next 5 years and so on.

SIBP Renewal Fee Schedule

Schedule Code Renewal Categories Fees Deadline
SIBPR-1 Standard Renewal USD 150 Before the expiry of the credential validity
SIBPR-2 Renewal During The
Convenience Period
USD 200 Within maximum 60 days from the due date
SIBPR-3 Renewal/ Reactivation After Suspension USD 250 Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension
SIBPR-4 Renewal/ Revival After Cancellation USD 300 Within 30 days from the date of cancellation

The SIBP Credential Case

Once you register for the SIBP Credential, an elegant and stylish hard case credential cover awaits you, and inspires you to qualify the certification. This case cover is a folder-box encompassing three imperative components, viz. the SIBP Credential, a lapel pin, and a booklet of ethics. The pin helps you exhibit your credential by putting it on your top pockets, and the booklet is a handy source of the Code of Ethics by IBCA, which is to be savored for lifetime.

Credential Case


Pre-registrations are currently open for the all new SIBP version marked to the updated IBCA-IBANX Body of Knowledge Release 0016-1.2 launching 19 September, 2019.

Pre-Register Now