The CISI in Qatar

Qatar is an ever expanding market for the CISI, with support from the Qatar Financial Centre.

Mandatory CISI qualification requirements set by both the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority and the Qatar Financial Markets Authority have seen CISI exam numbers surge over the past few years.

The CISI have established strong relationships with the Banks, Firms and Brokerages for a wide spectrum of exams using local CISI Accredited Training Providers to support the training of exams. The growing number of candidates taking CISI exams in Qatar demonstrates Qatar’s drive to be a key financial hub in the Middle East and the Institute’s strategy to raising the level of professional standards within the financial sector.

We work in partnership with Accredited Training Partners (ATP) to offer face-to-face classroom training, corporate clients and Universities. Candidates can also choose to self-study for CISI qualifications using CISI workbooks and eLearning.


Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) was established under Law No. 33 of 2005 as an independent regulatory authority to supervise the financial markets and firms that are authorized to conduct activities related to securities in or from the State of Qatar, and empowered to exercise regulatory oversight and enforcement over the capital markets.

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Why Become a CISI Member?

As a member of a Chartered professional body you will benefit from an enhanced status in the financial services sector globally. You will become a part of an organisation which holds the respect of governments and firms around the world, and can communicate with the public on an authoritative and clear level.

Through the various grades of membership you can gain designatory letters. These, added to your CV, business cards or LinkedIn profile, indicate your knowledge of, and experience within, the financial services profession. You can also strive to become personally Chartered and achieve the pinnacle of professionalism. Chartered members of a Chartered body are highly regarded and qualified professionals, and are considered experts in their fields.

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c. 45,000 Members in over 100 countries
c. 40,000 Exams taken in 81 countries

Why CISI qualifications?

We offer a range of qualifications which are designed for you to learn and enter the financial services sector. Our well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, will provide you the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in your chosen discipline.

The knowledge you gain can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping you to stand out among your peers. The CISI exams are taken in over 80 countries and offer flexibility to suit your job requirements. Our qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant. Major banks and financial organisations worldwide use our qualifications to benchmark the knowledge of their staff.

Written by practitioners
Specialist knowledge
Globally portable
Remote learning

Recognition and employability
Vocational - work based, not academic
Instant results with computer based testing

Meet your local representatives


Victoria Henry
Business Development & Marketing Manager
+971 56 555 4494