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The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services introduced the Banking Certificate into its education curriculum in 1999. The syllabus has been designed to provide a firm foundation of knowledge that will strengthen the employees' ability to carry out supervisory management tasks.

Prospective students are required to complete twelve (12) subjects, three (3) Preliminary Subjects and six (6) subjects from the Final Section.

Students who have not achieved "C" passes in Math & English GCE or BGCSE must take:

  •  MATH 048 - Pre College Math I

  •  ENG 017 - Pre College English I

BIFS 103 | Spanish for Bankers 1 
BIFS 111 | Business Calculations 
BIFS 121 | Business Communications 
BIFS 125 | Effective Presentations 
BIFS 131 | The Business of Banking 
BIFS 141 | Financial Accounting 1 
BIFS 211 | Principles of Macroeconomics
BIFS 221 | Supervisory Skills 
BIFS 231 | Banking Law 1
BIFS 235 | Ethics & Professionalism  
BIFS 251 | Banking Operations  
BIFS 261 | Customer Services & Marketing

COURSE DURATION: 14 weeks - Spring and Fall Semesters | 7 weeks Summer Semesters 

DAYS: Mondays - Thursdays and Saturdays
TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
COST: $450 members - $500 non-members
Learning Platform: Face-to-Face Classroom and/or Online


The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB) is a statutory body established under the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council ACT of The Bahamas on the 4th of October, 2006; assented on 29th of December, 2006 and came into force 28th February, 2007.  NAECOB is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution that offers training in The Bahamas. The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas began operation in 2016.

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