The Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) conducts examinations under its Flagship Programme consisting two levels of Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) and Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance (HDBF), and other Special Programmes with Certificate Courses, Diploma Courses, Executive Diploma Courses and Postgraduate Diploma Course. The IBSL also conducts examinations on request by banks, non-bank financial institutions and other institutions related to their recruitments and promotions.
The IBSL is fully equipped with a system of conducting all examinations following procedures with international standsrds.
The IABF & DABF programmes have been designed to provide practical skills in Banking & Finance for professionals already engaged in the Banking & Finance Industry or to the career aspirants in Banking & Finance professions covering banks, financial institutions, regulatory institutions and corporate sector professionals who deal with banks and financial institutions.
The IABF consists of six subjects including four compulsory subjects and two optional subjects out of four. The Diploma level – DABF, consists of seven subjects including four compulsory subjects and three optional subjects out of five.
All subjects in IABF and DABF are directly represented Banking & Finance fields and set subject benchmarks for Banking & Finance profession.
The IABF and DABF were introduced by replacing the academic programmes Certificate in Banking & Finance(CBF) and Diploma in Banking & Finance(DBF) conducted by the IBSL.