Chartered Banker Program

//Chartered Banker Program


The Chartered Banker program is leads to the award of the Chartered Banker qualification of the Uganda Institute of banking & Financial Services.

About the Chartered Banker Program:

  • A premier Professional Qualification for bankers around the world
  • A traditional gateway for professional recognition as Associate or Fellow
  • Initially developed to provide the fundamentals of banking and largely unchanged over the last 25 years
  • Has recently undergone significant review to bring it in line with contemporary developments and standards

What is New?

  • New content e.g. digital banking, risk & compliance, Islamic finance, agent banking etc..
  • Combines global standards and local context
  • Multi-level structure & entry routes.
  • Greater practical content – project and case study approach embedded at all levels.
  • Extensive CPD structure.
  • Strong emphasis on ethics.
  • Futuristic – treatment of emerging issues
  • Exemptions and credit transfer


  • New content e.g. Digital banking, Risk & Compliance, Islamic Finance, Agent banking etc…
  • Combines global standards and local content
  • Multi-Level structure & entry routes
  • Greater Practical content – Project and case study approach embedded at all levels
  • Extensive CPD structure
  • Strong emphasis on ethics
  • Futuristic – treatment of emerging issues
  • Exemptions and credit transfer mechanism

Structure of the Chartered Banker Program

  • Three stage progressive structure: Professional, executive and chartered (planned to be linked to an MBA)
  • Leads to award of Chartered Banker
  • Varied entry requirements depending on students’ background
  • Three year duration, broken into two semesters per level

Why the Chartered Banker Qualification? 

  • Enhance competence and competitiveness.
  • Professional recognition.
  • Mobility / cross border recognition.
  • Affordability

Entry Routes/Requirements


(i) First Route

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant disciplines (Eligible for exemptions)
  • Professional qualifications (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, CPB) – (Eligible for exemptions)
  • Master’s degree (Eligible for exemptions) and :


(ii) Second Route

  • Diploma – (No exemptions)
  • A.C.E with 2 Principal Passes (No exemptions)


What will I study?


Level 1 – Professional Banker

Semester 1:                                                                                                Semester 2

  1. Financial Systems &Regulatory Frameworks                            1. Financial Reporting & Analysis
  2. Banking Professional Ethics                                                          2. Marketing of Financial Services
  3. Law Relating to Financial Services                                               3. Economics of Banking
  4. Banking Operations                                                                         4. Human Resources Management



Level 2 – Executive Banker

 Semester 1:                                                                                                  Semester 2

  1. Corporate & Retail                                                                         1.Lending Risk & Compliance
  2. Bank Management and Financial Analysis                              2. Customer Relationship Management
  3. International Banking & Trade Finance                                   3. Agency & Digital banking



Level 3 – Chartered Banker

Compulsory Papers                                                       Elective Papers (Any two)

Semester 1                                                                                          Semester 2

  1. Contemporary Issues in Banking                                          1.  Lending Specialisation
  2. Corporate Governance & Strategy                                         2. Commercial & Investment Banking
  3. Risk and Compliance

Study Methodology

Evening Classes and E-Learning Classes

The evening classes are conducted from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

E-Learning Classes with online Tutors are conducted at one’s convenience

What is the pass mark in the examination?

The pass mark in each paper shall be 50%.

When do studies begin for level 1 (Professional Banker)?

The semester begins on 27th January 2020 to 13rd May 2020 and July to November semester begins on 20th July to 11th November 2020.

When are the examinations held?

Examinations are held in the first two weeks of May and November each year.

Tuition Fees Per Semester

(Tuition & Examination fees 2020) per module/Subject


Courses Tuition Evening Tuition ELearning Examination Exemption
1. Level 1: – Professional Banker 350,000 250,000 85,000 300,000
2. Level 2: – Executive Banker 500,000 400,000 120,000
3. Level 3: – Chartered Banker 800,000 700,000 300,000

Please note:

  • Fees are charged per module/subject. Each Semester, 4 modules are conducted in the Evening Study classes. You can take a minimum of 1 module per semester up to a maximum of 4 modules/subjects per semester.
  • Exemption/Credit Transfer cases shall be handled on a case by case basis upon presentation of relevant qualifications.

Functional Fees

  • Identity Card                                                  10,000
  • Membership fee                                             65,000
  • Technology fee                                               45,000
  • NCHE fee                                                         20,000
  • Internship (Level 1)                                       200,000*applicable to non-bank students
  • Application Fee                                              50,000

Total                                                                        390,000           

How do I apply?

By filling in the application form and returning it to: The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services Plot 10, Buganda Road, P.O. Box 4986, Kampala.

Tel. 0414-233628/0414236849/0772-467127        Fax. 0414-234259

E-mail: or

Detailed information about the above programmes can be obtained from:

The Registrar’s Department

The Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services

Plot 10 Buganda Road

P.O. Box 4986 Kampala Tel:0414-36849 OR Gen. Line 0414-233628



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Contact Info

Plot 10 Buganda Road, P.O Box 4986, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: (+256) 414-233628

Fax: (+256) 414-234259


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