Ethica Signs Deal to Deliver Islamic Finance Certification in Morocco

DUBAI, UAE, Feb 5, 2013

Morocco is turning out to be one of the most exciting markets to watch in Islamic banking. With more than half the population already using banks or willing to switch to an Islamic option, and with 94% recently surveyed "in support" of Islamic banking, Morocco's Islamic banking sector is set to take off.

Currently over a dozen Islamic banking applications are on the table at the central bank and one bank is expected to begin operations later this year. This means that numerous banking professionals will start seeking certification in Islamic finance immediately.

To serve this growth market, Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance in Dubai has just signed an exclusivity agreement with Alar Conseil. Ethica delivers exclusively through Alar Conseil and Moroccans access the Dubai-institute's globally recognized training and certification online and face-to-face. Ethica is the world's most heavily-enrolled Islamic finance certifier with over 20,000 paying users in more than 100 institutions in 47 countries.

Through Ethica, Moroccan bankers now get 100% AAOIFI-compliant training in rapid 4-month programs, delivered 100% online or face-to-face. AAOIFI is the Islamic finance industry's leading standard-setting body. Alar Conseil's Managing Director, Amine Rossafi, said, "Morocco is at the last stage of building a regulatory framework to develop Islamic finance. Today we are very excited to announce our partnership with Ethica. Professionals and students in Morocco will now access high quality Islamic finance courses at the most heavily-enrolled Islamic finance certification institute in the world. Our partnership with Ethica reinforces our commitment to promote Islamic finance through e-learning and by providing customized training and seminars".

Ethica's spokesperson added, "If Morocco's Islamic finance sector is going to succeed, the key is to deliver standardized, AAOIFI-compliant certification in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible. That is what we aim to do, God willing, in a partnership between Alar Conseil and Ethica."

About Alar Conseil

Alar Conseil is an independent Moroccan advisory and training firm specialized in human resources development. Alar Conseil is pioneering several initiatives to bring best-in-class training and management consultancy to serve individuals, universities, schools, and companies. As part of its mission, Alar Conseil is engaged in introducing and promoting ethical alternatives to the conventional interest-based finance system. To contact Alar Conseil, please call +212 661 310557 or + 212 668 190511.

About Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance

Winner of "Best Islamic Finance Qualification" at the Global Islamic Finance Awards, Ethica is trusted by more professionals for Islamic finance certification. Training and certifying professionals in over 100 financial institutions in 56 countries, Ethica's 4-month Certified Islamic Finance Executive™ (CIFE™) is a globally recognized certificate accredited by scholars to fully comply with AAOIFI, the world's leading Islamic finance standard. Ethica's award-winning CIFE™ is delivered 100% online or live at the bank. The Dubai-based institute is now supported by Licensed Ethica Resellers in 11 countries.

SOURCE: Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance


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