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Leading Edge Exam Standards

CIBP™ exam is delivered on the world's most rigorous test-delivery standards laid down under the Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) norms that also conform to leading edge Portable Custom Interaction Best Practices. The exam standards and best practices far exceed the most stringent of international testing, accreditation and credentialing norms – including those of the CLEAR, ICE, the NCCA and the ANSI 17024:2012. State-of-the-art test engines drive the exam system from ExamStrong's state-of-the-art test-delivery ecosystem - which is the world's largest of its kind specializing in exam deliveries for prestigious international standards bodies and government credentialing agencies.

Managed by experts with experience of delivering thousands of highest–stakes exams globally every year for business and non-business clients since 1995, the CIBP™ exam can be taken across 183 countries today. You can conveniently plan your exam online using the credentials shared by IBCA, once the exam window opens for you after the mandatory preparation period - usually 120-days - after date of fee-payment. In fact, you also get an additional 245-days to plan for and take your exam.

Anywhere Anytime Exams!





How to Register & Pay Fee Register on IBCA website at www.investmentbankingcouncil.org
Duration of a typical Examination 90 Minutes
Where can the exam be taken All exams are completely online and digitally proctored. You can take the exam anywhere, even at home or in your office. You'll need your computer ExamStrong™ compliant prior to taking the exam.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions 50
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Single-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters


System Requirements

Must  Have

Operating System

Windows 10 Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Display (Resolution)

1024 x 768 [Recommended]

Network Connection

Strongly recommend using a wired network rather than a wireless network as it provides better exam delivery performance

Internet Connection Speed

Minimum 1 Mbps

Web Browser(s)

Latest Version of Google Chrome Only


Internal or an External Webcam must connected to the computer


Corporate Firewalls (including VPNs) often cause this Exam Delivery method to fail. Please take your Exam in a setting without these Firewalls

Admin Rights

Should have Admin Rights on your Laptop/Computer

CIBP™ Examination Policies

The examination system of the Investment Banking Council Of America (IBCA) is governed by an elaborate set of stringent norms and policies complying to the most rigorous standards of apex statutory and credentialing excellence bodies internationally.

To read these policies in detail, click here.
Candidate Agreement

Convenience Across Countries

CIBP™ exam can be taken across 183 countries, covering all important cities and business locations in them! Exam windows open exactly 120 days after confirmation of registration of applicants, and exam dates can be conveniently chosen online. In fact, you also get an additional 245-days to plan for and take your exam.

CIBP™ exam is flexi-modal private delivery of exams – under real-time remote monitoring and proctoring in other locations, where convenience of examinees is of extreme importance.

Wired and walled by robust technology and process management policies, IBCA test-engines on ExamStrong™ ensure correct, zero-lag, cheat-deterrent and examinee-friendly conduct of exams.

Ready for your CIBP™ Exam?

  1. Click here if you do not have a myIBCA account on www.investmentbankingcouncil.org yet, and want to create one. You will be able to register for the CIBP™ program only from your myIBCA account.
  2. Click here if you have not registered for the CIBP™ program and you want to access your myIBCA account on www.investmentbankingcouncil.org to go complete your registration.
  3. Check your mailbox for our support email informing you about the opening of exam scheduling window for your exam.
  4. Click here to request us for opening your exam window, if it is already 120 days after your payment, and you have not received the exam scheduling link.
  5. Click here if you already have the exam scheduling link, and you want to schedule your exam.

Please note:

  • That the payment once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • That some spam filters may unintentionally block or forward electronic communications from IBCA to junk folders. The applicant is requested to add the following email addresses to the personal address book or to the safe senders list in the registered email account to avoid missing any important updates from IBCA.
    • registration@ibca.us.org
    • certification@ibca.us.org
    • exam@ibca.us.org

All CIBP™ exams are computer-based and can be taken at home or in your office, after getting your computer machine and the exam environment ExamStrong™-verified prior to taking the exam. If you are sponsored by your company or by your university, you will take your exam in a test-center specially and exclusively authorized for your organization. Examinees generally marking 65% of their answers correct qualify for the IBCA Credential award. However, since a complex multi-variable algorithm is used to take qualification decisions to nullify geographic and other environmental factors with potential to skew performance, the qualifying benchmark should not be expected to stay pegged exactly to 65%.