The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry. FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia and executed by a committee of technical experts, industry professionals and leading academics from the international financial services industry.


To empower organisations and individuals in the financial services industry with consistent and high-quality learning and development through the use of proprietary tools and learning standards.

What we offer

Through the accreditation of financial learning programmes across the globe, we are ensuring a high-quality learning and development experience for finance professionals that elevates the industry by creating sustainability and raising the quality of talent.

Organisations empowered with knowledge based on our internationally benchmarked learning standards supported by our accreditation analysis will be able to make use of their talent across borders and jurisdictions, making it more practical for organisations to function in a dynamic, global market.

Our accreditation process is simple and intuitive for organisations, whilst the analysis conducted by our accreditation body is rigorous but fair. The in-depth analysis of each programme ensures that they are current, practical and consistent.

Our accreditation panel, made up of an international team of technical experts, industry professionals and leading academics, enables us to maintain and recommend the highest quality in standards. To maintain a global outlook and learning programmes that translate across borders, we have made sure that our accreditation panel comprises members from major financial centres of the world.


Initially part of Asian Institute of Finance, FAA was carved out to spearhead the standardisation and certification effort in the financial services in August 2012. The founding members of FAA were part of the Accreditation department in AIF, but it was decided that there was a conflict of interest as well as the potential to play a larger role as an independent entity. Under the guidance of Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia, FAA was incorporated and tasked with developing learning standards and accreditation for the financial services industry.

Its ambit has expanded substantially since its inception, embracing a wide range of accreditation formats from programme accreditation to institutional and individual accreditation.



"Global leader in ensuring quality learning in the Financial Services Industry."


"The mission of FAA is to inspire and promote the highest quality in continuing education and professional development for the FSI through its globally benchmarked accreditation framework, standards and practices."


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