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AAFM ® Certifications  are globally recognized. Certifications in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Management Accounting, Risk Management, and Economics. The AAFM ® Board of Standards or Related Accrediation, Education, and Diplomatic Agreements have been recognized listed, disclosed, or in alliances with the following institutions, governmental organizations or agencies. The Board of Standards Becomes Professional Standards Member of the The CHEA Council of Higher Education International Quality Group (CIQG)

Board of Standards ™ Worldwide and Global Recognition and Quality Accreditation

The International Board of Standards of the Academy of Financial Management ™ is an independent SRO Regulatory Organization and worldwide professional society of financial practitioners. We are an accreditation council and certification body that is the first to recognize double accredited business school standards along with requiring mandatory educational, experience, ethical, and continuing education standards as dictated by the Ibanez and Peel US Supreme Court decision on post-nominal certifications and credentials.

AAFM ® ™ has members registered in more than 150+ countries providing brand recognition for the graduate organization and for our individual designations. In the last decade alone our AAFM ® and our US Founding Certification Board has been recognized by the US Department of Labor, US Occupational Handbooks & Guides, Certification Accreditation of ACBSP Double Accredited Programs and Exams , The Arab Academy/Arab League, Republic of China /Chinese Government, AAFM Recognized the AACSB in 2003 , Endorsed by the Royal Society of Fellows, ICE Institute for Credential Excellence, Investopedia Dictionary, ANSI American National Standards Institute - AAFM IBS International Board of Standards , Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia Compliant, Dubai Stock Exchange (Dubai Financial Market), Partner with ACCE African Economists Association, Egyptian Investment Institute, NOCA National Organization for Competency Assurance Kuwait Ministry of Trade and Industry, Training Compliance with Singapore Monetary Authority, Qatar Financial Centre, Central Bank of Oman, The Forbes Intelligent Investor, and others to provide PDC professional development certification to their employees and authorized partners. AAFM ® and our Offshore AAFM ® ™ is also formally recognized or registered with regulators worldwide. The AAFM ® AAFM ® ™ added to our formal status or global recognition with the approval as an approved training organization for the Arab Academy which is UN recongized under League of Arab States, Human Resources Compliant in China, Capital Market Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Brazil Governmental Legal Training, and for the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) under the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

In the 22 Arab Nations, AAFM ® AAFM ® ™ has a multi year alliance with the Arab Legues' Arab Academy as a professional alliance organization, which gives the AAFM ® ™ authority to issue joint diplomas and professional certifications locally in Arabia. AAFM ™ has approved over 800 accredited government educational providers worldwide via our ACBSP Accreditation articulation alliance and consults directly to assist the the government and leaders of the: USA, China, Brazil, United Nations, UNITAR, and Afghanistan.

Recent Recognition

The IBS International Board of Standards is globally recognized by several very distinguished US-based bodies.

  1. TUV IBS GAFM Board of Standards is approved for accreditation certification by the: TÜV  Technischer  Überwachungs-Verein, English: Technical Inspection Association) which are  German organizations that work to validate the quality of products and services  of all kinds to protect the public and for safety. Many of the TÜV  organizations also provide certification for various international standards, such as ISO9001:2008

TUV Accredited

  1. IBS GAFM is one of the fist US-EU companies in the world to achieve accreditation approval for ISO 29990 non-formal training. The ISO 29990 accreditation standard is a unique fusion of principles of  executive training and competency assurance methodologies.  The ISO 29990 is a quality management system standard for education and training which concentrates on learning and improvement of the learning process. The standard is of interest to teachers and students and all those who are interested in successful education and training. This new standard differs from its predecessors in the sector because it applies internationally.

  2. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence - Member Professional

  3. The Accreditation Council for Busines Schools and Programs - The Global Leader in Business School Education Accreditation

  4. The American National Standards Institute ( is the US institute that oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standard. AAFM ® was today officially made a member of ANSI and we are proud to add this recognition to our growing global credibility.

  5. The National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA - ) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. NOCA's accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification organization for compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. AAFM ® is pleased to have been awarded membership status with NOCA giving our members even more recognition in the critical USA marketplace.

  6. International Society of Business Education & National Business Education Association - Member

  • US Dept of Labor Occupational Handbook, Registry , Websites, and brochures
  • Certification Accreditation of ACBSP Double Accredited Programs and Exams - Read Press and Benefits of ACBSP Membership and about AAFM®.
  • DOE - The US Department of Educational Ref. Registry
  • Member - Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs - AAFM Certification alliance with the Accreditation Agency.
  • Accredited by the Colorado Supreme Court - Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for education credit for both ethics and general annual requirements. CWM ® and CPM certification programs.
  • AACSB International Member - AAFM Recognized the AACSB in 2003
  • NOCA National Organization for Competency Assurance - AAFM - IBS International Board of Standards is a:  Certifying Organ. Member.
  • NBEA National Business Education Association
  • AABFS Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences - UN Recognized Arab League Organization.
  • Top 300 Careers: Your Complete Guideboook to Major Jobs in Every Field
  • ACBSP Accreditation Prof. Member Articulation Alliance
  • UN - United Nations Civil Society Registry
  • ISBE International Society Business Education
  • The RIA's Compliance Solution Book: Answers for the Critical Questions By Elayne Robertson Demby
  • CIF Conferencia Internacional de Finanzas
  • RSOF Royal Society of Fellows Board of Standards
  • 美国金融管理学会 China
  • Forbes Investment Dictionary - AAFM CMA ™ Chartered Market Analyst ™ - Accredited Financial Analyst ™
  • March 2013 - AAFM Certification & Program on international tax and finance Accredited by Committee of the General Legal Council for Continuing Education - Jamaica - Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II serving as the Jamaican monarch.
  • Feb 2013 - Board of Standards approved as member of EAIE European Association for International Education
  • China Banking Association and SETC Government Agency
  • Bahamas West Indies Government University System
  • Black enterprise, Volume 38, Issues 1-5
  • UAE Financial Markets and Stock Markets & Dubai - UAE Quality Group
  • Read about AAFM ® Standards and Designations in the IBD Investors Business Daily Finance Dictionary at 
  • The European EU - Quality Framework Institute via Training Alliances
  • Directory of global professional accounting and business certifications By Lal Balkaran
  • The Online LLM Graduate Law School Program
  • IBA International Business Management Academy
  • ANSI American National Standards Institute - AAFM IBS International Board of Standards is a: Prof. Member
  • International Institute of Prof. Analysts
  • IIFM Indian Finance Institute
  • CFA/Institute - Co-Existence Trademark Agreement Signed by CFA Assoc. Gen. Counsel and Exhibit 18 CFA/Vision 2012
  • Tax-aware investment management: the essential guide By Douglas S. Rogers 
  • CFP Board - Co-Existence Trademark Agreement and Approved for CFP/Continuing Education engineered by Counselor George Mentz - International Lawyer
  • American Investments Summits
  • TJSL Law School - Master of Laws Program
  • TWEN - Westlaw - Course Distribution and Support
  • Thomson Reuters - Course Distribution and Global Support
  • WSJ Wall Street Journal Reference Guide Lists AAFM ® Designations along with outlining our AAFM ® graduate education requirements
  • BISYS and Dearborn Kaplan Education
  • Financial Education Authority Websites and Reference Guides
  • Egyptian Investment Institute
  • India Presidential Authorities - Pos. Est. 2009
  • Wealth Management Standards Council China
  • The China International Finance Forum
  • CFA Institute Recognition of AAFM for PDU Credits
  • Tax and Estate Planning Law Society
  • World News Directory
  • Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators
  • Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor By Charles A. Jaffe, Chuck Jaffe
  • Insurance Designations Handbook
  • Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases By Inc Icon Group International
  • The Human Resources Desk Reference
  • Dirctory of Global Business Certifications - Wiley Publications
  • 100 Fastest Growing Careers
  • The Bankers Handbook - Elsevier Academic Press
  • Green Careers - Handbook
  • ACCE African Economists Association
  • Careers in Financial Forensics
  • AAFM ® As seen in the 2010 Forbes and Investopedia Financial Dictionary:
  • Wall Street Journal Financial Designation Guide
  • Career OneStep - Dept. Of Labor USA - AAFM
  • Jones International University
  • Top Business Schools in Latin American and EGADE
  • US Government Handbooks
  • Changing Faces: America's Wealth Advisors By James M. Robinson
  • Green Careers
  • The Internet guide for Finance by Roy A. Wiggins
  • The Truth about Money By Ric Edelman
  • Business and Finance Professional Associations: American Economic Association, American Homeowner Preservation
  • Pocket guide to essential human services  by: Frederic G. Reamer
  • The United States Congress - Government and northeast Asia: hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, May 26, 2005, Volumes 8-16
  • Career opportunities in banking, finance, and insurance By Thomas P. Fitch
  • International Certification Council Accreditation
  • New Accountant’s Guide to Certifications - By James G Swearingen, Ph.D., CPA, Professor of Accounting at Weber State University, Ronald M. Mano, Ph.D., CPA, CFE, Professor of Accounting and former Department Chair at Weber State University and Sandra Swearingen, CPA, Assistant Professor at Weber State University
  • Why Certifications are Important - An Expose of  the History of Certifications that Features AAFM and Accredited program Education and Exams.
  • International Federation of Financial Standards Association (“IFFSA”) China & Asia Financial Planning Association
  • Harvard Business Review Advisory Council - Advisory Member

  • AAFM extends global recognition to the 800 + Top Business Schools and Programs of the ACBSP ™ and AACSB International.

  • AAFM recognizes graduates of ACBSP 800+ accredited business schools worldwide and the 430+ AACSB business schools globally for MFP™ designation eligibility. Thus, if you have successfully graduated from an ACBSP or AACSB business school with a concentration in Finance related topics, you are eligible for the MFP Master Financial Professional Designation.

  • AAFM is a profesional member of ACBSP and AACSB

  • AAFM has top Finance Professors from around the world who are members of our Honorary Advisory Council

  • AAFM has global Trademark agreements with the CFA Institute - AIMR™ and CFP ™ board where AAFM retains special global legal rights to the MFP™ Master Financial Professional Designation and Program.  Our International Legal Counsel George Mentz engineered these international legal contractual agreements with CFA Institute and CFP Board

  • AAFM Credentials and Designations (accredited educational and exam requiremnets) have been listed with the USA Official Investor Education Websites  for almost a decade and also listed with the United States Department of Labor and China Governmental Agencies.

  • AAFM Wealth Management Programs have been listed in Asia as qualifying licensing education toward Certified and Chartered Financial Planning educational components for certification.

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