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Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA)


Certification Industry: Auditors

Certificate Name: Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA)

Certificate Issuing Authority: ASIAN INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED BANKERS (AICB)

Certification Price: $1219 per Module; $265 Re-sit fee

Certificate Validity: Need to be renewed every year

Certification Details:

The Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA) is designed for bankers willing to achieve greater experience and insights in the field of Internal Auditing. The current CBA is an enhancement of the AICB’s Certificate in Internal Auditing for Financial Institutions (CIAFIN).


Who Should Apply?

An accounting professional who specializes in regulations, auditing and business law.

They are awarded certifications by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. Individuals must pass an exam within three and have two years of experience with a degree or one year’s experience with a Master’s Degree.


CBA Enrollment Requirements

  1. Standard Route (Enrollment into CBA Module 1)

Candidates must have completed and attained one of the following: 

  1. Degree holder; or

  2. Certificate or Diploma holder with three (3) years of audit or banking experience; or

  3. SPM or equivalent qualification with six (6) years of audit or banking experience.

  1. Accelerated Route (Direct Enrollment into CBA Module 2)

A pass in Module 1 is a prerequisite to Module 2. 

Candidates must have completed and attained one of the following:

  1. Completed CIAFIN; or

  2. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent certification; or

  3. Professional accounting qualifications which are recognised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) with three (3) years of banking audit experience

Exam Details:

Assessment Details

The CBA Program is further divided into two Modules.

CBA Module 1

CBA Module 2


Number of Questions: 100 and 80 multiple-choice questions respectively

Exam Time: 2.5 and 3 hours respectively

Passing Percentage: 60%-79%


For more details about the CBA Assessment, log on to CBA | Assessment.



Program Fee

CBA Module 1 – Internal Auditing in Banking: Concepts, Frameworks and Principles: $1,219

CBA Module 2 – Internal Auditing in Banking: Applications of Concepts, Frameworks and Principles: $1219


Exam Re-sit Fee: $265 per Module




Time Taken To Complete The CBA Exam

It takes a considerable amount of time even for middle-level professionals to gain the expertise required for the CBA certification. Therefore, completion of both the modules timely and thoroughly is deemed necessary.



For more details, log on to Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA).