Certified Zakat Professional (CZP)

The Certified Zakat Professional (CZP) certification program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of Zakat, the Islamic principle of charitable giving. As a CZP, you will play a critical role in ensuring the proper collection and distribution of Zakat funds within an organization or community.

Certification Program Objectives:

  • Understanding the basics of Zakat, including its purpose, scope, and importance in Islamic practice.
  • Understanding the principles and legitimacy of Zakat according to Islamic law, including the criteria for Zakat eligibility and the proper distribution of Zakat funds.
  • Understanding the Zakat base for companies and institutions, including the different types of assets that are subject to Zakat.
  • Understanding the calculation of Zakat rates and Nisab, including the proper application of Zakat rates to different types of assets and income.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CZP, 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. Introduction to Zakat
  2. Legitimacy of Zakat and its Principles
  3. Zakat Base for Companies and Institutions
  4. Calculation of Nisab and Zakat Rate