Chartered Banker by Experience is the accelerated yet rigorous route to Chartered Banker status, designed for experienced banking professionals who wish to gain Chartered Banker status in as little as 12 weeks.
Conferring the highest status that can be achieved as a banker, it allows you to professionalise your banking skills and stand out in a competitive global market.
There is a required pre-entry screening to ensure the suitability of candidates followed by three assessment steps as discussed below.
This program is delivered in association with the Chartered Banker Institute. The Chartered Banker Institute is the only professional banking institute in the UK, and the only body in the world able to confer the status of Chartered Banker.
Total Program Fee
You need to go through a screening process before you can undertake Chartered Banker by Experience, followed by an assessment process.
Read more about the screening and assessment process below.
Developed for the Australasian market in association with the Chartered Banker Institute (UK) - the only body in the world – authorised by Royal Charter - able to confer the status of Chartered Banker.
12 weeks to complete
Fast track course designed for senior executives to prove they have the highest levels of competency.
Three Step Assessment Process
Before becoming a Chartered Banker, students must accomplish these tasks.
All modules are delivered online which means you can complete it at your own pace in your own time.
Chartered Banker Post Nominal
Upon completion, students acquire a Chartered Banker post nominal awarded by the Chartered Banker Institute. The use of the Chartered Banker post nominals is reliant on continued memberships of FINSIA and the Chartered Banker Institute.
Proves you meet current and emerging regulatory requirements, demonstrating the highest professional standards.
Who is this for?
Designed for experienced banking professionals who wish to gain Chartered Banker status in as little as 12 weeks. If you want to get recognition for your expertise, experience and contribution to banking, this is for you.
You must have at least 10 years of business experience, including 5 years of relevant banking and financial services experience.
You must also be a member of FINSIA when you study one of our programs.
The learning experience is
Critically examining your own experiences allows the fast track nature of the course
Online assignments and an in-person interview
Prove you are the right person to face the challenges facing the industry.
Stand out as a true professional with a Chartered status
You must have at least 10 years of business experience, including 5 years of relevant banking and financial services experience. You must also be a member of FINSIA when you study one of our programs. 12 month FINSIA Affiliate membership is included if it is your first enrolment to this course and you haven't been a member previously.
1. Pre-screening Process: Am I Eligible?
Before you register and to ensure your suitability for the Chartered Banker by Experience programme, you will need to follow the steps below:
Check your Experience
Check your experience against our detailed requirements.
Download and print the declaration form
Download and print the declaration form. The declaration declares that you have, and can provide evidence if required, the relevant experience required to apply for the Chartered Banker by Experience program.
Complete the online application form
The completed declaration form must be uploaded, together with a detailed career summary at the end of your online application.
2. Assessment Process: Three Steps to Chartered Banker
Following pre-entry screening, there are three steps to complete to become a Chartered Banker, which should take approximately 12 weeks:
You will complete three reflective statements. Each reflective statement should be between 800-1200 words.
Professional Ethics Assignment
In this step you will complete a 3,000 word Professional Ethics assignment with corresponding requirements.
Presentation & Professional Discussion
Approximately three to four weeks after completing your Critical Self-Evaluation and Professional Ethics assignment, you will meet your assessor. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss your experience and expertise with them and assess your suitability to become a Chartered Banker
What do I get when I finish the course?
Chartered Banker Post Nominals
Upon successful assessment of your application, you will be able to use Chartered Banker post nominals.
To be to keep using them, you will need to remain a FINSIA member and a Chartered Banker Institute member.
You will also need to complete 35 hours CPD per year, 21 structured and 14 hours unstructured with a minimum of five hours in ethics and integrity (as part of structured learning). Graduates of the Chartered Banker program may also be eligible to upgrade to a Fellow membership category.
All students studying for the Chartered Banker qualification must be members of FINSIA. Membership fees are collected annually and are paid in addition to any program enrolment fees.
Frequently asked questions
Christopher Bell F FIN
The CBBE is a positive step in addressing the responsibility and accountability that BEAR goes to the heart of. I feel CBBE is really a natural evolution to bankers acknowledging their experience and being accountable to a regime that is based on the very principles we should be displaying day in, day out – like professionalism, high ethical standards, and undeniable accountability for our actions.
The course certainly gave me an opportunity to spend quality time thinking about the experiences that have been really important to me as a banker. It’s a qualification that has the potential to gain prestige and attract high calibre Australian bankers.