IBP Superior Qualification (ISQ) is the only recognized professional qualification for bankers in Pakistan, which is recognized both, locally and internationally. The Central Bank has endorsed this qualification and it is also acclaimed by the banking and financial sector as well. ISQ is a professional qualification program which is aimed at empowering the present and potential management-level bankers with the practical knowledge about the banking industry and its functions.
ISQ is a three-level, self-study program designed to equip entrants of the banking industry with necessary skills and knowledge to become well-rounded banking professionals. Unlike academic qualifications, the ISQ is both market-based and practical. Through a carefully designed course structure and subject matter, participants are able to accelerate their learning process and acquire the relevant banking knowledge of regulations, products, lending, marketing, operations and management which they would otherwise only acquire informally over an extended period in their professional banking careers.
The ISQ comprises of three stages which are Junior Associateship of IBP (JAIBP), Associateship of IBP (AIBP) and Fellowship of IBP (FIBP). The JAIBP and AIBP qualifications are both recognized by the Chartered Banker Institute (UK).