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AAFM ® Global  Recognition

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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. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence - Member Professional

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. International Society of Business Education & National Business Education Association - 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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