IARB – International Academy of Retail Banking

The International Academy of Retail Banking is the only educational body in the world offering specialised post-graduate training in the retail banking field – both to qualification level and on an on-going basis. Lafferty Group, of which the Academy is part, has provided industry research and intelligence to retail banks for more than 30 years. The IARB was founded with the objective of playing a leading role in the development and professionalisation of consumer-oriented retail banking across the world.

Having contracted exclusively with Pearson VUE, the main objective of the programme is to migrate IARB’s retail banking exams from pen and paper to a full computer-based testing (CBT) programme. The process for transitioning the test into a fully integrated CBT programme represents an opportunity to improve programme quality, security, results reporting and flexibility to both candidates and IARB.

For further information about IARB, visit www.iarb.org.

IARB exams

Your exam will take place at a Pearson VUE computer-based test centre. You will also be provided with a laminated board to make notes on, and a special pen to write with. You must return these items to the Test Centre Administrator after completion of the exam. Personal items may not be brought into the examination room. Full instructions will be available at the test centre.

If you have any further queries about the IARB exams, please contact IARB directly.

Book exams

Before booking an exam with Pearson VUE, you must be currently registered with IARB. If you are not registered, please contact IARB directly.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

Check-in Process & ID Requirements

We ask that you arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. Candidates who arrive more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time will not be permitted to take the exam. You will be required to confirm your identity by presenting two forms of accepted ID before being permitted to enter the exam room. ID must be current and valid (not expired). Primary ID must include your photograph and signature (e.g. passport or photocard driving licence). Secondary ID must contain your signature (e.g. credit or debit card). Further examples of accepted Primary and Secondary ID will be given in the email confirmation you will receive when you schedule your exam.

Last updated 2014-07-25