Type: certification

Period: continuously accessible

Price: free

Access from the current date for 30 days.

Education is accessible for financial organizations in the region.

Employees of financial institutions can complete certification training programmes to confirm their professional expertise in the field of finance for micro and small businesses (MSE) operating in the agricultural sector (farmers, private household farms, or “dehquon farms”, and small agribusinesses), including their knowledge of approaches to the analysis of typical micro and small businesses engaged in agriculture-related activities and agricultural producers as well as typical risks associated with agro-lending.

The online learning programme and certification testing is accessible on the RSBP platform.

The purpose of this certification programme is to support financial institutions in the basic training of staff who just started working with agricultural clients. Certification is a tool that confirms that a specialist has knowledge in the field of finance for agro-businesses operating in the MSE segment. The certification programme can also be useful to experienced staff to confirm and structure existing knowledge.

How to get a certificate

Any user registered on the platform can take part in the certification programme “Agricultural MSE Finance”.

The certification programme includes the study of a number of topics and a final test. Participants who have passed the test will be issued an electronic certificate.

The programme “Agricultural MSE Finance” includes the following online courses:

  • Agro-lending specifics. The course explores specifics of crop production and animal breeding as well as addresses the main differences in approaches to MSE clients of the agricultural sector as compared to other sectors. The course takes into account the main regional specifics of Central Asian countries.
  • Micro lending basics. The purpose of the course is to familiarize participants with such aspects of lending as data collection, processing and analysis with respect to small business clients, assessing and drawing conclusions about a client’s actual financial status.

After successful completion of the above courses, an applicant must pass a comprehensive online test on “Agricultural MSE Finance”.

The platform will allow applicants to sign up for the certification test only after successful completion of all the courses listed above.

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