Certified Islamic Microfinance Professional (CIMP)

The Certified Islamic Microfinance Professional (CIMP) program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and provide Islamic microfinance services. The program focuses on the Islamic approach to poverty alleviation and emphasizes the importance of ethical and socially responsible financial practices.

Certification Program Objectives:

  • Understanding the basics of microfinance, including its role in poverty alleviation and its different models.
  • Understanding the Islamic approach to poverty alleviation, including the importance of ethical and socially responsible financial practices.
  • Understanding the different modes of Islamic microfinance, including charity-based and not-for-profit modes, and market-based and for-profit modes.
  • Understanding the management and evaluation of Islamic microfinance institutions, including governance, risk management, and performance measurement.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CIMP, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.


  1. Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation
  2. Islamic Approach to Poverty Alleviation
  3. Charity-Based and Not-For-Profit Modes
  4. Market-Based and For-Profit Modes