The overall objective of the Programme is to equip a pool of young high school graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in the Financial Services Sector.
The original programme of the Associate of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (ABIFS) was based on the London Institute of Bankers stage I, which Bahamians prepared for by correspondence courses prior to the formation of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services
This introductory certification course provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of insurance services and insurance law in the Bahamas. This course will combine class lecture, concepts, case studies, and essential practices in the insurance industry to enable the financial services professional to successfully articulate, recognize, assess and manage customer needs, expectations and solutions to everyday insurance and risk management issues.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a robust understanding of HR practices and issues. In addition, the course targets building awareness and appreciation of the link between HR practices and their role in achieving a competitive advantage.
This professional certificate course provides a comprehensive, interactive, and solutions-oriented approach to understanding and applying employment law and practices in the Bahamas.
The objective of the Corporate Governance & Financial Literacy Programme is to provide the Board or Committee with the framework to effectively oversee the CEO; constructively engage with Management to help set and execute their organization’s strategy, and ensure the financial integrity of their organization’s financial (and other) reporting systems.
This professional certificate course is designed to provide detailed information on the fundamentals of Bahamian land law, conveyancing, legal and equitable mortgages, and practical insights/guidance on the legal, commercial, compliance, and risk management issues relating to property matters involving mortgages including but not limited to the duties and liabilities of a mortgagee, mortgagor, contractor, realtor and other parties to property and/or mortgage transaction.
This internationally accredited course in Credit and Lending has been specifically designed to provide prospective participants with a comprehensive overview of credit and lending in financial institutions. Financial services employees will be capable of analyzing a variety of credit proposals and make sound credit decisions.
Advanced Level Credit Course
The objective of the Advanced Level Credit internationally accredited course is to drill down into the financial statements of organizations and/or high network clients in order to identify and quantify the risks of more complex business lines and specialize lending. The Institute and the Credit Skills Academy recommend that persons applying to the Advanced Level Credit Course first complete Level 1.
Duration: 4 months - 1 year
Tuition: $2,950 - $3,250 + $150 reg fee
Certified International Financial Planner
The Certified International Financial Planner credential is an internationally recognized standard for financial planning. This Programme is designed to help financial planners achieve their career and professional goals. Financial planners learn the fundamentals of building a comprehensive financial plan and are recognized as dedicated professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge to assist clients while adhering to high ethical standards.
Duration: 6 months
Tuition: $4,500 + $50 reg fee
Certification in Taxation
The objective of this course is to develop practical knowledge and understanding of various international and regional tax systems, the fundamentals of implementing new tax structures and tax reform strategies, the intricacies of tax administration and tax collection, the rudiments of value-added tax and its implications for the Bahamian economy, and the commercial aspects of taxation law and administration.
Duration: 4 months
Tuition: $2,500 - $3,000 + $50 reg fee
Certified International Risk Manager
This intensive internationally accredited course will provide the candidates with a comprehensive overview of the Risk issues and challenges that face Financial Institutions today. It will update them on Best Recommended International Risk Management Practices and also specific local and regional issues.
Duration: 6 months
Tuition: $4,500 + $50 reg fee
Wealth Management Certification
Wealth Management is one of the fastest-growing areas within the global financial services industry. This internationally accredited qualification ensures that wealth managers and advisors understand the range of assets and investment products available in the local and international market.
Duration: 6 months
Tuition: $4,995 + $150 reg fee
Fundamentals of Auditing
Audit comprises a fundamental component of the recurrent and strategic activities of nearly all professional occupations. While a small group of jobs focus exclusively on internal and external audit task the majority focus will utilize the principles and practices of risk assessment, internal control, systems evaluation and forensic accountability in their professional lives. This course aims to provide an introduction to the principles and practices of auditing. It will also critically examine contemporary audit issues and challenges.
Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: $1,395 - $1,695 + $50 reg fee
Business Recovery – A Bankers Guide to Risk Management
The program will provide a number of structured techniques and frameworks that are required to undertake a deep analysis of the business situation that you are facing. Discussing options and quantifying the risk position will be key; within the current traumatic times.
Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: $2,700 - $3,000 + $150 reg fee
Intro to AML & Compliance
This introductory certificate course aims to provide practical, integrative knowledge and understanding of compliance and anti-money laundering. This course will also prepare the students to pursue the Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and Compliance, an international designation offered in collaboration with the International Compliance Association and The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.
Duration: 4 weeks
Tuition: $595 - $695 + $50 reg fee
Intermediate AML & Complance
This course is designed to assist students and/or employees from banking, insurance, securities, credit unions, money lenders, money transfer business, law/accounting firms, hospitality or other places of employment a deeper knowledge and understanding of Anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) requirements under the legislation. institutions.
Duration: 10 weeks
Tuition: $795 - $895 + $50 reg fee
ICA Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming (Bahamas)
The Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting & Gaming (Bahamas) will provide staff with a clear understanding of key money laundering and terrorist financing risks as well as the appropriate response to the threat. It will better enable operators to mitigate this risk whilst meeting their legal and regulatory obligations.
Duration: 3 months
Tuition: $1,295 + $50 reg fee
International Diploma in AML, Governance, Risk & Compliance
The International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, Governance Risk & Compliance has been designed to equip employees with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective discharge of the role of the Compliance Officer and Anti Money Laundering Reporting Officer within a Financial Services Business. The Diploma transcends national boundaries by examining best international compliance and anti money laundering practice.
Commences: Every January
Duration: 18 months
Tuition: $6,000 + $50 reg fee
This course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and fundamental principles of Trust Law and Administration. The programme is divided into two stages. Upon completion, participants will have a good knowledge of the Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees, the Rights of Beneficiaries, the Risks and Liabilities of Trustees and the ways in which those risks and liabilities may be eliminated or minimized.
To provide practical, interactive capacity building for participants to enable them to increase and apply competency-based skills, knowledge, insights and attributes to manage the HR function effectively and efficiently.
To identify and analyse strategic approaches for linking organizations and HR Strategies to maintain a competitive edge and ensure continuous business success
Company Law Practice & Administration Stage I & II
Stage I and II Company Law Certificate Courses are specifically designed to provide financial services professionals, company administrators, trust and corporate officers, company directors, and industry regulators with an in-depth knowledge of company law, practical guidance on company administration and maintenance, and integrative analysis of international and local corporate best practices and compliance.