The Institute is inviting applications for Membership upgrade to Associate Membership category from all Industry Members who meet the requirements below. Benefits accrue to Associate Members as well as to all Institute membership categories. Associate Membership Awards will be presented during the Institute’s 2020 Annual Ball & Awards Gala with the Minister of Finance on Friday 20th March 2020 at hotel intercontinental. Contact the Institute for Annual Ball tickets.

The deadline for submission of applications is 28th February 2020. If you have already submitted your application, please ignore this message

Associate Requirements:

1. A Member applying for membership upgrade from Industry Member to Associate Member of the Zambia Institute of Banking & Financial Services (ZIBFS) must have completed a ZIBFS Diploma, Professional Diploma, Advanced professional Diploma in Banking & Financial Services or the Executive Diploma in SME Relationship Management. All these are ZIBFS qualifications.

2. The applicant shall complete the application form (to be requested for through email to /, pay the non-refundable application fee of K200=00 and forward the form, required attachments as listed on the form and the deposit slip it to the address shown below or through email to

3. ZIBFS Industry Members with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance from a reputable University with a minimum of 3 years working experience, will be considered on a case by case basis, as long as they are existing Industry or Ordinary Members of the Institute.

4. A minimum of three (3) years working experience in the Banking & Financial Services industry pre/post qualifications is COMPULSORY.

If you are an existing and paid-up Industry Member of the Institute (ZIBFS) and holder of the qualifications mentioned above, you may wish to apply for an upgrade to Associate Membership. 2020 graduating students at Diploma, Professional and Advanced Professional Diploma who have acquired a minimum of 3 years working experience are also encouraged to apply.


Please download the Associate Membership Application form from the downloads section of the Institute website, clicking HERE or email

Applications should be submitted by 28th February 2020


ZIBFS Secretariat
Plot 284A Namambozi Road, Fairview
P.O Box 35571
Tel: +260 211 237281

Email: ;

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