For those who prefer studying from the comforts of their own home, the CIFP is also made available through distance learning. Participants will be given course material prior to the beginning of the semester and will embark on a self-taught journey with the guidance of our faculty through learning forums in our Learning Management System.
Online students can register and sit for the examinations in Malaysia and in almost any country in the world. If students decide to sit for an examination outside Malaysia, INCEIF will appoint an invigilator for the exam.
Online Distance Learning
If students take the full number of papers each semester they will complete Part I & II in 12 months. This is the same time as an on campus full-time student. The total number of course modules remains the same but the number taken each semester can be reduced. Part-time students must complete Part I & II within 6 years.
Articleship – Part III
Students with experience in Islamic finance industry may apply for an exemption from the 6-month articleship. Students who are undergoing articleship must prepare a 2,500 to 3,000-word Articleship Final Report detailing activities, learning outcomes and required skills during the 6-month articleship. Students who are exempted from the articleship must prepare a 5,000 to 7,500-word Islamic Finance-themed Professional Practice Paper for the final assessment before it can be considered to have completed the CIFP programme. All financial institution internships must be pre approved by INCEIF.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Both on campus and online distance learning students have access to the LMS. The LMS provides a conduit for communication with tutors, it is a portal for assignment submission and it houses all course manuals and articles.