Islamic finance is the fastest expanding industry, with a growth rate of above 20%. The Islamic finance market requires 80,000 qualified experts to fulfil these demands. Considering the required professional skills that employers are seeking today, AIMS designed the Certified Islamic Finance Expert (or CIFE). This Islamic finance course keeps a good balance between theoretical studies and practical experience. It is a globally recognized and career oriented Islamic finance certification offered by AIMS since year 2008. CIFE comprises five Islamic finance courses online, which are offered through an interactive and self paced learning system.

Program Objective !

CIFE is AAOIFI shariah compliant & developed by renowned shariah scholars. You learn to implement latest market trends.


CIFE is awarded by AIMS – a UKRLP registered and CPD accredited institute. CPD accreditation assures that AIMS’ practical and methodical approach is focused to improve professional development. CIFE Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 225 hours and it is designed as per Ofqual Level-4 standards of Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

CIFE at a Glance

Study ModeOnline and Self paced learning.
Estimated Duration2-3 months.
Registration Validity7 Months.
Study ResourcesInteractive online lectures.
5 comprehensive study manual.
24/7 Academic support by Shairah scholars.
Islamic Finance e-Library.
Ten Online Assignments.
Number of Islamic finance coursesFive (5) Islamic Finance courses.
Study Requirements10 to 12 hours of study in a week.
Certificates You ReceiveCertified Islamic Finance Expert (CIFE),
Certified Islamic Banker (CIB), and,
Certified Takaful Professional (CTP).


  • Understand Islamic economics and fundamentals of shariah-based financial system.

  • Develop full understanding of Islamic modes of finance, product accounting and AAOFI shariah standards.

  • Learn to develop Islamic finance products and manage Islamic banking services.

  • You may perform key roles in the establishment of an Islamic bank, in any part of the world.

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    Islamic finance courses online in the CIFE program are delivered through an interactive learning system. Lectures, study manuals, library, assignments and faculty support is available all the time.

    Visit our website and complete the online enrollment form. Within 48 hours, you will receive login details and access to the study material.

    You study at your own pace, and submit online assignments as per your convenient day and time. CIFE students are required to complete 10 assignments.

    Once you finish the lectures and assignments, simply email an exam request, which is taken online. Pass score is 65%.



    AIMS’ Islamic finance certification is a well reputed UK qualification, and recognized among employers all over the world. It develops all the skills needed to manage Islamic financial products and services.

    Our CIFE graduates have a track record of presenting higher skills, and securing better positions. The Islamic finance course is suitable for professionals seeking a career growth and individuals searching Islamic finance job.

    CIFE may increase earning potential by opening the door to new management opportunities. A survey of 12,000+ professionals in 25+ countries showed the following estimated results:

    Trainee/Credit Analyst:$40,000
    Junior Officer:$60,000
    Financial Analyst:$125,000

    CIFE is an online Islamic finance course. It offers flexible scheduling that suits both individuals and companies. It is delivered through highly interactive lectures, which keep you interested in the subject.

    On completion of CIFE studies, you will also get Certified Islamic Banker (CIB) and Certified Takaful Professional (CTP) certifications on equivalency basis. The 15 credit hours earned during CIFE may be transferred to diploma in Islamic banking and other Islamic finance degree programs.

    This Islamic finance certification is ideally designed for professionals and young graduates, who are seeking career and growth in:

    • Islamic Banks.
    • Takaful Companies.
    • Islamic Investment Organizations.
    • Islamic Finance Consultancy Firms.