The Institute of Banking Education of the National Bank of Slovakia

The Institute of Banking Education of the National Bank of Slovakia, n. o. (IBV NBS, n. o.) provides qualifications upgrading and skills enhancement for the financial sector employees. As an independent legal entity it has been established by the NBS to meet the demand for education and training generated by financial markets, and, in particular, by the NBS. IBV NBS n. o. offers a diversity of approximately 120 courses and conferences focusing on the banking system, bank accounting, bank supervision and regulation, payment systems, financial markets, as well as management and language training. The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic has approved several continuing education programmes on banking delivered by the Institute. Its services provided at high professional standard are in compliance with the ISO 9001 quality management system. Following the NBS authorization the IBV NBS, n. o. is an administrator of middle-level intermediaries and financial advisors professional qualifications examinations as well as the exclusive administrator of higher-level professional qualifications examinations according to the current Act on Financial Intermediation and Financial Counselling.