Accreditation

Our accreditation demonstrates our strength in providing learning programmes to a very high standard.  Since 2013, the Professional Qualification Programmes (PQPs) of HKIB have been approved as accredited learning programmes by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).  HKCAAVQ is the statutory accrediting body in Hong Kong whose mission includes safeguarding the quality of the academic and vocational qualifications available to learners within the Qualification Framework in Hong Kong and strengthening providers’ quality assurance capability.  For more details, please also visit the HKCAAVQ website.

 

HKIB has strengthened its support to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) by providing a widened portfolio of ECF programmes.

In 2017, HKIB had already introduced

l   ECF programme on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) (Core Level).

In 2018, HKIB further introduced

l   ECF programme on Retail Wealth Management (RWM) (Core and Professional Levels),

l   ECF programme on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) (Professional Level), and

l   ECF programme on Cybersecurity (Core Level).  

More ECF programmes would be announced in due course.

 

The following table shows all the PQPs that have been accredited/re-accredited and are recognised under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF):

Designation

Qualification

Programme

QF Level

QF Credit

Types

Validity Period

QR * Registration No.

From

To

CB (Stage I) (formerly known as ABP)

CB (Stage I)

Advanced Diploma for Certified Banker

Advanced Diploma Programme for Certified Banker

4

60

SCS

15/02/2018

14/02/2022

18/000081/L4

LP

01/12/2016

30/11/2020

16/001001/L4

ABP

Advanced Diploma in Banking and Financial Services for ABP

Advanced Diploma Program in Banking and Financial Services for ABP

LP

01/01/2013

31/12/2016

12/001363/L4

CB (Stage II)

CB (Stage II)

Professional Diploma for Certified Banker

Professional Diploma Programme for Certified Banker

5

60

SCS ^

15/02/2018

14/02/2022

18/000082/L5

01/12/2016

30/11/2020

16/001004/L5

/

Professional Diploma in Banking and Financial Services

Professional Diploma Program in Banking and Financial Services

LP

01/01/2013

31/12/2016

12/001365/L5

CB (formerly known as AHKIB / CP)

CB

Postgraduate Diploma in Credit Management for Certified Banker

Postgraduate Diploma Programme for Certified Banker

6

60

SCS

01/12/2016

30/11/2020

16/001005/L6

Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management for Certified Banker

16/001006/L6

Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management for Certified Banker

16/001007/L6

AHKIB  (Credit Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Credit Management for AHKIB

Postgraduate Diploma Program in Banking and Financial Services for AHKIB

6

60

LP

01/01/2013

30/11/2016

12/001370/L6

AHKIB (Operations Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management for AHKIB

12/001372/L6

AHKIB (Wealth Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Wealth Management for AHKIB

12/001373/L6

AHKIB (Treasury Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management for AHKIB

12/001371/L6

CP (Credit Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Credit Management for CP

Postgraduate Diploma Program in Banking and Financial Services for CP

6

60

LP

01/01/2013

30/11/2016

12/001366/L6

CP (Operations Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management for CP

12/001368/L6

CP (Wealth Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management for CP

12/001367/L6

CP (Treasury Management)

Postgraduate Diploma in Wealth Management for CP

12/001369/L6

ECF on Cybersecurity

ACsP

Advanced Certificate for ECF on Cybersecurity

4

20

SCS

15/11/2018

14/02/2022

18/000829/L4

ECF on RWM

CRWP

(ARWP for core level)

Professional Certificate for ECF on Retail Wealth Management (RWM)

5

140

SCS #

15/02/2018

14/02/2022

18/000083/L5

ECF on AML/CFT

CAMLP

Professional Certificate for ECF on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

5

30

SCS

15/08/2018

14/02/2022

18/000563/L5

AAMLP

Advanced Certificate for ECF on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

4

20

SCS

02/03/2017

30/11/2020

17/000109/L4

CFMP

CFMP

Professional Diploma in Financial Planning and Management for CFMP

(Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning for Stage I)

Professional Diploma Programme in Financial Planning and Management for CFMP

5

140

SCS

01/12/2016

30/11/2020

16/001003/L5

LP

01/01/2013

30/11/2016

12/001364/L5

* The Qualifications Register (QR) is the government’s centralised online database capturing all the quality-assured qualifications in Hong Kong. All qualifications listed on the QR are quality-assured and recognised under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF). For more details, please also visit the Qualifications Register website.

^ As of 2016, the Postgraduate Diploma for Certified Banker is the first and only Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) based banking qualification which is accredited at QF Level 6 in Hong Kong. This is at the same level as a Master’s degree.

# As of 2018, the Professional Certificate for ECF on Retail Wealth Management (RWM) is the first and only Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) based banking qualification which is accredited at QF Level 5 in Hong Kong. This is at the same level as a Bachelor’s degree.