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Certification FAQ

Frequently Asked Question

How long does the programme takes to complete?

A learner would be able to complete the three certification levels within a minimum period of three (3) years from the date of enrolment. Since this is a long-life learning programme and candidates will study at their own pace, the total duration for completing a course will differ from a candidate to another, depending on individual capability. Specifically it will take a minimum of 17 months for CSA and 20 months for CSP, depending on successful completion of each level.

What are the minimum entry requirements to enrol for ASAS certification?

CSA : Recognised degree in Shariah

CSP : Recognised tertiary / professional qualification relatd to Islamic Finance or;

Two (2) years of Islamic finance related working experience;

Other qualifications acceptable by ASAS

When will the examinations be held?

Examination will be held on Saturdays, 2-3 weeks after the classes complete.

What are the examination structures?

For Level 1 and Level 2 : 50 MCQs

Duration of Exam : 1 hour 30 minutes

Level 3 : Maqasid Shariah Module (50 MCQs)

Case Study Module (Case Study Presentation & Assignment) 

Upon submission of my application to enrol into the programme, may I apply for exemptions?

Yes, you may apply for exemption, but it is subject to the committee’s approval.

Except for these three (3) modules

  • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (Level 1)
  • Maqasid Shariah (Level 3)
  • Case Study on Structuring, Policy and Strategy in Islamic Finance (Level 3)

Is there a fee for an exemption?

Yes, there is an exemption fee charged for each module.

When can I apply for exemptions?

After you are officially enrolled to the programme, you can apply for the exemption using the exemption form.

What are the fee structure for the modules, exemptions and exams?

Get an overview of ASAS Certification fees for the modules, exemptions and examinations HERE.

What if my questions on the certifications are not listed in the FAQ?

Please mail your queries to or call 03-6203 4643 / 019-617 6203