The start of the new professional program -preparatory courses for Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ)


AIFC Bureau for CPD is happy to announce the new professional program -preparatory courses for Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). This certification introduces concepts of Islamic Banking and financial industry and is relevant for current professionals in financial markets that want to be familiar with difference between Islamic and conventional finance, instruments & techniques applied, and terminology used. IFQ program was developed by Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (UK) and supported by Banque du Liban. AIFC Bureau has partnership with CISI and during the Investor’s Day, the official test center for CISI programs has been opened in Astana.


The CISI IFQ preparation courses will start on November 24 in Astana and on November 25 in Almaty. The total duration of the courses is 80 hours; The language of instruction is English.


Classes will be held on weekends:

- Astana - BC Emerald tower, 8B, Kunaev str.

- Almaty - DAMU, 111, Gogol str.


Courses will be conducted by certified professionals with more than 7 years of practice in Islamic finance.  The program includes:


  • An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Principles of Exchange
  • Sukuk Market
  • Islamic Insurance – Takaful
  • Islamic Corporate Governance
  • And much more


Trainings Fee is  - 75 000 tg (does not include the costs of the exam). You can also apply for the ‘AIFC Conditional Grants’ program.


Applications are accepted until November 20, register through the link:



Preparation courses are supported by Islamic company “Al-Saqr Finance” and “DAMU” Fund. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to get an internship within AIFC and Al-Saqr Finance to gain experience.