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Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago

Banking, Investment and Financial Services Education and Training

About Us: The Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago (IBF) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to assist the advancement of banking and finance professionals through its offerings of professional educational programmes and corporate training services. Our Council Members are representatives of participating commercial banks, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation and the University of the West Indies.

Our Mission: To facilitate the continuous development of banking and finance professionals and to promote high standards of knowledge, skills and conduct to meet the high demands of a changing financial industry.

Our Vision: To be the preferred learning institution for financial services professionals.

Who We Serve: IBF serves professionals across a broad range of disciplines seeking career advancement through self-development. Some of our educational programmes include:

  1. Professional Certificate for Financial Advisors (Cert.FA), is accredited locally by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago and internationally by the Chartered Banker Institute.

  2. Diploma in Banking (DIB) is geared towards banking professionals and allows matriculation into UWI upon completion.

  3. Chartered Banker MBA, in collaboration with Bangor Business School – Executive Education, is a specialised MBA in Banking and Finance & awards Chartered Banker Status.

  4. Post Graduate Certificate in Banking Management and Technology (CertBMT) – is suitable for professionals who are interested in Banking Management and Technology. The programme is offered by Bangor Business School, UK.

  5. Chartered Banker By Experience (CBBE) – recognises one’s experience in the banking and finance industry with a flexible yet rigorous route to Chartered banker status.

  6. Advanced Certification Programmes:

    • Certified International Risk Manager (CIRM)
    • Certified Credit Professional (CCP)

Andre St. Clair - President, Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago

Andre St. Clair


Marsha R. John - Chief Executive Officer

Marsha R. John

Chief Executive Officer