The Institute is inviting applications for Membership upgrade to the Associate Membership category from all Industry Members who meet the requirements below.  If you have already submitted your application, please ignore this message.

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 stipulated non-refundable application fee, and forward the form, required attachments as listed on the form, and the proof of payment to the Institute 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. 2021 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, or request for it through email to email

Applications should be submitted by 31st August 2021.


ZIBFS Secretariat
Att: Head of Education Programmes & Operations
Plot 284A Namambozi Road, Fairview
P.O Box 35571
Tel: +260 211 237281

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