Classes of Members

Upon successful completion of IBSL professional qualification in Diploma in Banking & Finance (DBF) or Diploma in Applied Banking & Finance (DABF) and having completed the required working experience, passed finalists are eligible to apply for the Associate membership of the institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and thereafter get upgraded their membership to higher levels such as Fellowship and Senior Fellowship. In addition , Honorary Fellow membership is awarded only to those who are not members of the Institute but have held top managerial positions in Banks /Non bank financial institutions or Corporate Sector and has rendered outstanding services to the industry and the country.

This enables IBSL members to use the world recognized following appellations after their names as appropriate.

  Membership Category (Life Memberships) Membership Title
  Associate Membership AIB - Sri Lanka
  Fellow Membership FIB - Sri Lanka
  Senior Fellow Membership FIBs - Sri Lanka
  Honorary Fellow Membership FIB (Hon.) Sri Lanka

Eligibility Requirements for Applying for Associate/Fellow Memberships

  Membership Category & Title Criteria
  Associate Membership
AIB, Sri Lanka
To become an Associate Member an applicant should;

(a) Have completed DABF / DBF examination of the IBSL and be a life member of the institute; AND

(b) Be either in the Managerial Level ( Manager Grade or above) in a Bank / Financial institution or Non Financial institution involving business operations connected with Banking & Finance OR

(c) With minimum 4 years working experience in a Bank / Finance institution or Non Financial institution involving business operations connected with Banking & Finance

(d) Submit his / her application duly recommended by Head of HR / Head of the Division or Branch)
  Fellow Membership
FIB, Sri Lanka
To become a Fellow Member an applicant should;

(a) Be an Associate Member (Life / Active); AND

(b) Be in the position of AGM / DGM Grade or above in a Bank / Financial institution or Non Financial institution involving business operations connected with Banking & Finance OR

(c) With minimum 10 years’ post Associate Member experience in a Bank / Financial institution or Non Financial institution involving business operations connected with Banking & Finance AND

(d) Submit his / her application duly recommended by CEO / Head of Institution / Head of HR

(e) Satisfy the IBSL Board as to his / her fitness to become a Fellow based on his / her specific performance, training, specific and other professional contribution to the industry
  Senior Fellow Membership
FIBs, Sri Lanka
To become a Senior Fellow Member an applicant should;

(a) Be a Fellow Member (Life / Active) with minimum 5 years’ Fellow membership OR

(b) Be an Associate Member with minimum 15 years’ post Associate Member experience and be in the Top managerial positions (Board Member / Chairman / CEO / DGM / AGM positions ]) in a Bank / Financial institution AND

(c) Submit his / her application duly recommended by CEO / Head of Institution / Chairman

(d) Satisfy the IBSL Board as to his / her fitness to become a Senior Fellow based on his / her specific performance, training, and other professional contribution to the industry
  Honorary Fellow Membership
FIB(Hon), Sri Lanka
(a) Election of Honorary Fellows shall be exceptional in order to maintain high and prestigious standards of the award

(b) Honorary Fellowships shall be awarded only to those who are not members of the Institute but have held top managerial positions in Banks / non bank financial institutions or Corporate Sector and has rendered outstanding services to the industry and the country

(c) Nomination and approval is by the IBSL Governing Board considering professional & outstanding contribution / services rendered to the industry