Exemption Policy


The Chartered Institute of Bankers (GH) as a policy, grants exemption on subject to subject basis to students at Levels I and II of its new professional programme.

This is based on the submission of valid academic records that is a full transcript as well as certificates from recognized accredited institutions.  In some instances, the applicant may be required to provide a detailed course outline of the course that he/she studied.

It is expected that the applicant covers 95% of the institute’s syllabus in the subjects in which the exemption is being sought. Thus, it is basically on a subject to subject basis taking into consideration course contents as well as the number of credit hours for each subject and critically compared with the Institute’s syllabus.

The Exemption Policy is periodically reviewed to reflect the changing trends in the educational system, the industry, as well as to meet the requirements of the Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers (AAIOB).


In order to be eligible for an exemption:
• The course from the recognized post-secondary institution must have at least 95% equivalent course outcomes with the course from which the exemption is being sought.

• A transcript and course outline must accompany the application for exemption.

• The course/programme will be assessed for its currency and reflection of industry/professional standards. This will be a decision of the Chief Executive or designate.

• Application for exemption must be submitted at the Institute.

International Documents:

o    Students are responsible for providing documents in the format required by the Institute.
o    Transcripts and course outlines, if not in English must be translated and notarized.
o    Transcripts and course outlines must be evaluated to Ghanaian standards, Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers (AAIOB), or by a reputable entity such as the Ghana Accreditation Board.

•    Applicants are notified through writing, the number of subjects that exemption has been granted and fee to be paid.
•    The exemption is granted upon payment of the said amount.
•    Students are advised to pay for their exemption within a period of one month notification or risk losing the exemption.

Attached is a list of exemptions for various qualifications after thorough evaluation of course contents and credit hours.