Advance notice: MyCIMA will be unavailable 19–23 April.
Please be aware that as of Monday 3rd April 2023 the ability to register as a new CIMA Candidate or re-activate your CIMA account has been suspended and will not be available until Tuesday 3rd May.
There will be a scheduled maintenance on Saturday, 1st of April at 17:30 BST to Sunday, 2nd of April at 9:00 BST. Users can still access MyCIMA to schedule or start an Exam but other MyCIMA services will not be available. Users will not be able access Study Planner, CGMA Store,, and Competency and Learning. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Content of certificates

There are four certificates to choose from:

Certificate in Islamic commercial law

  • introduction to Islamic commercial law as it relates to Islamic finance
  • the sources of the Islamic commercial law including the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammad
  • the methodologies used to solve modern problems in Islamic finance
  • shari’ah compliance and the importance of the shari’ah standards.

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Certificate in Islamic banking and takaful – products and services

  • the developments which have taken place with regard to Islamic financial institutions and systems
  • the main source of funds available to banks and how these sources are rewarded
  • the various products developed by Islamic banks for their customers
  • the products and services offered under takaful and issues relating to underwriting, deficits, surpluses and retakaful.

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Certificate in Islamic capital markets and instruments

  • the differences between conventional and Islamic capital markets
  • the primary and secondary capital markets
  • regulation within the Islamic capital market
  • screening processes used in accepting/ rejecting shari’ah compliant products.

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Certificate in accounting for Islamic financial institutions

  • the reporting framework and standards of Islamic financial institutions
  • the analysis and classification of Islamic funding and financing transactions
  • how transactions adopting different contracts of financing are reported in the Islamic financial statements
  • financial accountability and shari’ah compliance of Islamic financial institutions.

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