IBFD Certificate Policy

 

Each year, hundreds of international tax professionals choose IBFD as their preferred training provider and place great value on receiving a certificate to validate the knowledge and ability achieved through such a training. 


This policy describes the requirements for obtaining an IBFD certificate after following a training as categorized below. Before registering for a training we recommend you read the IBFD terms and conditions under Products and Services.

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Online Learning

Certification programmes

A study programme with a set date to start and end, which is followed within a prescribed length of time simultaneously with other participants. Current examples are the Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation and the Advanced Professional Certificate in Transfer pricing.

Once a participant has successfully completed the study programme i.e., fulfilled all the study requirements, as set forth in the programme syllabus, they will be able to download their personalized certificate bearing the name of the study programme along with additional information, such as the date of training period, hours of study/training and/or related CPE credits.

Online courses 

Typically a training that can be followed within a few weeks. Once a participant has completed the online course and fulfilled all the study requirements, as set forth in the course syllabus, they will be able to download their personalized “Certificate of Professional Training” with additional information, such as the name of the training, the date of completion, the grade percentage achieved in the final assessment, hours of study/training and/or related CPE credits.

 

Tailored training

(online live and/or classroom live)

These training programmes are fully customized to meet your organization’s needs and can be followed within a prescribed period of time. They consist typically of a mixture of live sessions, whether online or in a classroom setting, and online self-study.

Throughout the training, attendance will be monitored, and participant signatures obtained (either electronically or on paper) as proof of attendance. Only those who have attended all sessions will receive a “Certificate of Completion”. The certificate will bear the name of the training and additional information such as dates, hours of study/training and/or related CPE credits and, where agreed, the name/logo of client/sponsor(s) or collaborating organizations.

In cases where a tailored training contains mandatory assignments, quizzes and assessments, only upon fulfilling these extra requirements will participants receive a “Certificate of Professional Training”. The certificate will then also show the grade percentage achieved in the final assessment.

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Live courses

(online live and classroom)

These trainings consist typically of only live sessions, whether online or in a classroom setting, and are held over several days.

During these sessions, attendance will be monitored, and participant signatures obtained (either electronically or on paper) as proof of attendance. Only those who have attended all sessions will receive a “Certificate of Completion”. The certificate will bear the name of the course and additional information, such as the date of the training, hours of training and/or related CPE credits.

Webinars

Short (1-2 hour) interactive updates on topical issues in international taxation. Participants can follow live with the opportunity to answer poll questions and communicate with the tax experts. Alternatively, participants can register and watch on-demand but without the possibility to interact with the tax experts or answer the poll questions.

After a “live” webinar, participants are automatically e-mailed a personalized “Certificate of Completion” indicating live participation and including additional information, such as the name of the webinar, the date and hours of training and/or related CPE credits. If the participant follows “on-demand” or "live" but fails to answer all poll questions, this will also be indicated on the certificate