Certified Pillar 3 Expert - Basel 3 (CP3E-B3), distance learning and online certification program


The program has been designed to provide with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the third Pillar of the Basel III framework as amended in March 2017 (Basel Committee, March 2017, Pillar 3 disclosure requirements, consolidated and enhanced framework), and to work in Basel III Pillar 3 projects. The course provides with the skills needed to pass the Certified Pillar 3 Expert - Basel 3 (CP3-B3) exam. We have updated the program the 20th of May, 2018.

Target Audience

This course is intended for managers and professionals working in banks, financial organizations, financial groups and financial conglomerates. It is also intended for management consultants, vendors, suppliers and service providers working for financial organizations.

This course is highly recommended for:

  •  -  Managers and professionals involved in Basel III (decision making and implementation)
  •  -  Risk and compliance officers
  •  -  Auditors
  •  -  IT professionals
  •  -  Strategic planners
  •  -  Analysts
  •  -  Process owners
  • This course is intended for employers demanding qualified professionals that meet the fit and proper requirements.

Course Synopsis

Introduction to the 3rd Pillar of Basel III.
Information asymmetry.
Moral hazard.
Market discipline.
The revised disclosure regime.
The “hierarchy” of disclosures.

Basel Committee, March 2017 Amendment.
Pillar 3 disclosure requirements, consolidated and enhanced framework.
The “fixed” and the “flexible” format.
Important templates.
Template KM1: Key metrics (at consolidated group level).
Template KM2: Key metrics – TLAC requirements (at resolution group level).
Template OV1: Overview of RWA.
Template PV1: Prudent valuation adjustments (PVA).
Template CC1: Composition of regulatory capital.
Template CC2 – Reconciliation of regulatory capital to balance sheet.
Table CCA: Main features of regulatory capital instruments and of other TLAC-eligible instruments.
Template TLAC1: TLAC composition for G-SIBs (at resolution group level).
Template GSIB1 – Disclosure of G-SIB indicators.
Template CCyB1 – Geographical distribution of credit exposures used in the countercyclical capital buffer.
Template LR1 – Summary comparison of accounting assets vs leverage ratio exposure measure (January 2014 standard).
Template LR2: Leverage ratio common disclosure template (January 2014 standard).
Table LIQA – Liquidity risk management.
Template LIQ1: Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR).
Template LIQ2: Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR).
Table CRA: General qualitative information about credit risk.
Template CR1: Credit quality of assets.
Template CR2: Changes in stock of defaulted loans and debt securities.
Table CRB: Additional disclosure related to the credit quality of assets.
Table CCRA: Qualitative disclosure related to counterparty credit risk.
Template CCR1: Analysis of counterparty credit risk (CCR) exposure by approach.
Template CCR2: Credit valuation adjustment (CVA) capital charge.
Template CCR3: Standardised approach – CCR exposures by regulatory portfolio and risk weights.
Table SECA: Qualitative disclosure requirements related to securitisation exposures.
Template SEC1: Securitisation exposures in the banking book.
Template SEC2: Securitisation exposures in the trading book.
Template SEC3: Securitisation exposures in the banking book and associated regulatory capital requirements – bank acting as originator or as sponsor.
Template SEC4: Securitisation exposures in the banking book and associated capital requirements – bank acting as investor.
Table MRA: General qualitative disclosure requirements related to market risk.
Template MR1: Market risk under the SA.
Table REMA: Remuneration policy.
Template REM1: Remuneration awarded during the financial year.
Template REM2: Special payments.
Template REM3: Deferred remuneration.

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The all-inclusive cost is $297.

What is included in this price:

A. The official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes (261 slides)

B. Up to 3 Online Exams

There is only one exam you need to pass, in order to become a Certified Pillar 3 Expert - Basel 3 (CP3E-B3). If you fail, you must study again the official presentations, but you do not need to spend money to try again. Up to 3 exams are included in the price.

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C. Personalized Certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How comprehensive are the presentations? Are they just bullet points?

Answer: The presentations are not bullet points, you can read them, understand, and learn. These are the official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes.

2. Do I need to buy books to pass the exam?

Answer: No. If you study the presentations, you can pass the exam. All the exam questions are clearly answered in the presentations.

If you fail the first time, you must study more. Print the presentations and use Post-it to attach notes, like "Credit Risk", "Operational Risk" etc., to know where to find the answer of a question.

3. Is it an open book exam? Why?

Answer: Yes, it is an open book exam. Risk and compliance management is not something you have to memorize, it is something you must understand and learn.

4. Do I have to sit for the exam soon after receiving the presentations?

Answer: No. You can sit for the exam from your office or home, any time in the future. Your account never expires and there is no restriction of any kind.

5. Do I have to spend more money in the future to remain certified?

Answer: No. Your certificate never expires. It will be valid, without the need to spend money or to sit for another exam in the future.

6. Ok, the certificate never expires, but things change.

Answer: Recertification would be a great recurring revenue stream for the association, but it would also be a recurring expense for our members. We resisted the temptation to "introduce multiple recurring revenue streams to keep business flowing", as we were consulted. No recertification is needed for our programs.

Things change, and this is the reason you need to become (at no cost) a member of the association. You will receive our monthly newsletter with updates, alerts and opportunities to stay current.

7. How many hours do I need to study to pass the exam?

Answer: It depends on your knowledge and experience. You must study the presentations at least twice, to ensure you have learned the details. The average time needed is about 42 hours, but there are important differences.

8. I want to learn more about the online exam.

Answer: You will be given 90 minutes to complete a 35-question multiple-choice exam. You must score 70% or higher.

We do not send sample questions. If you study the presentations, you can score 100%.

9. Why should I get certified?

Answer: After the failures of so many organizations during the crisis that started in 2007, firms and organizations hire "fit and proper" professionals who can provide evidence that they are qualified.

Companies and organizations need assurance that employees have the knowledge and skills needed to mitigate risks, and to accept more responsibility. Supervisors and auditors ask for independent evidence that the process owners are qualified, and that the controls can operate as designed, because the persons responsible for these controls have the necessary knowledge and experience.

The marketplace is clearly demanding qualified professionals in risk and compliance management. Certified professionals enjoy industry recognition and have more and better job opportunities.

It is important to get certified and to belong to professional associations. You prove that you are somebody who cares, learns, and belongs to a global community of professionals.

10. Why should I choose your certification program?

Answer: It is always good to investigate first. You should search for other programs, using any search engine.

We strongly believe that we offer the best value for money compared to all other Basel III training and certification programs:

1. The Basel iii Compliance Professionals Association (BiiiCPA) is the largest association of Basel iii Professionals in the world. It is a business unit of the Basel ii Compliance Professionals Association (BCPA), which is the largest association of Basel ii Professionals in the world.

2. The all-inclusive cost of the program ($297) is very low. There is no additional cost for this program, now or in the future, for any reason.

3. There are 3 exams that are included in the cost of the program, so you do not have to spend money again if you fail.

4. No recertification is required. Your certificate never expires.

The Basel iii Compliance Professionals Association (BiiiCPA) is the largest association of Basel iii Professionals in the world. It is a business unit of the Basel ii Compliance Professionals Association (BCPA), which is the largest association of Basel ii Professionals in the world.

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