Academic Parchments and Designation Certificates

The Institute of Banking is a recognised college of UCD, therefore when our students successfully complete a programme, they receive their award from UCD.  

As a professional body, the Institute also awards a number of professional designations on successful completion of a relevant programme. Certificates are issued for certain designations. 


Academic Parchments


Designation Certificates

Academic parchments are issued following completion of a programme and are issued in English for professional certificate programmes and Latin for professional diploma programmes. A parchment is a document confirming the award you have completed (e.g. Professional Certificate in Financial Advice) and is often confused with the results transcripts which is a document circulated through My Institute, which displays module results. As our qualifications are from a University, our parchments are issued by National University of Ireland (NUI).


Designation Certificates are issued to members that hold QFA, Professional Banker, Chartered Banker, Certified Bank Director* and SIA* designations. Designation certificates are issued by the Institute. The certificates are issued in English.



When and how will I get the parchment?
Students who complete Level 8 and Level 9 programmes with 15+ ECTS will be invited to attend our annual Graduation Ceremony in October each year where they will receive their parchment. Those not able to attend will receive their parchment in the post after the ceremony.

Parchments for programmes that are not included in the Graduation Ceremony are sent in the post as follows:


When and how will I get the Certificate?
Certificates are issued once you have applied for the designation. You will receive an invitation in My Institute to apply for your designation within five working days of the ratified results being released. *Please note SIA designation is automatically awarded to those that are eligible and Certified Bank Director certificates are issued at the Executive Education graduation each year in September.



(Semester 1 exams)

(Semester 2 exams)
(Semester 3 exams)
Awards issued to IoB by NUI April September December
Dispatch of parchments to students End of May End of October End of January


  Applied for designation end of January to mid-April Applied for designation end of April to mid-August Applied for designation end of August to mid-January
Dispatch of certificates to designates End of April End of August End of January
As these parchments are sent to the postal address on our records, it is critical that students keep their postal details up to date.
As these certificates are sent to the postal address on our records, it is critical that students keep their postal details up to date.
I require a replacement parchment or a parchment in English, how do I request this?
If you require a replacement parchment or a parchment in English you can do this by completing the Application for Duplicate NUI Documentation form. Please note that NUI charges €50 per duplicate parchment.
I require a replacement certificate how do I request this?
You can request a replacement certificate by emailing us at [email protected] and quoting your membership number.
Please note that the replacement certificates will be re-printed in line with the above despatch dates. If you require a confirmation of your designation status outside of these dates you can submit a Verification Request Form.