Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management (SLICM) was  established in 1988 under the Companies Act No.17 of 1982.This  was  encouraged by the leading finance companies namely: The Finance Co PLC, Lanka Orix Leasing Co Ltd, Alliance Finance Co PLC, Central Finance Co PLC, Mercantile Credit Ltd and LB Finance Ltd.

It was  started as a pioneering education project intended to fill a vacuum in the leasing and finance related companies in Sri Lanka. In the year  2000, Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management was  incorporated under a Parliamentary Act No. 07 of 2000.

Over the years SLICM has trained over 3000 students from over 100 financial institutions  in the  country.  SLICM has provided well qualified graduates to banks, finance companies, leasing companies and a variety  of trading companies.

All Advanced Professional Diploma Holders who completes the research methodology and the  research report with two years of relevant practical experience in the  field  of Credit Management and can  apply for Associate Membership of Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management.

These Associate Members can  use  the  affix AICM-SL. In recognition of the  SLICM”s standard of education the  Chartered Institute of Credit Management UK (CICM,UK) has granted Associate Membership to Diploma holders with experience in Credit Management, who have applied for membership in the CICM, UK.


SLICM is a non-profit organisation established in 1988 by the leading finance companies of Sri Lanka. It offers the advanced professional diploma credit management for a career in both Banking and Non-Banking Finance sectors of Sri Lanka.
If you are considering a career in the Banking and Non-Banking Finance sectors of Sri Lanka, the advanced professional diploma qualification offered by SLICM will open doors with top employers all over the country.

Adding ‘SLICM student’ to your CV gives you a huge advantage in the job market, as it shows employers that you’re dedicated, hardworking, commercially aware and serious about your future. And if you’re already working, the SLICM qualification can increase your chances of progressing to a more senior position and earning more.

Yes, SLICM is the only professional body enacted by an Act of Parliament to offer education in Credit Management. 

AICM-SL stands for Associate member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management.

Yes, installment schemes are available, or we will help you to organise a student loan on a concessionary rate from our banking partners. You can also pay through

Yes, if you already have any finance or credit management related qualifications at an equivalent or higher level, you can apply for an exemption. Exemptions are granted on a subject-for-subject basis.

You will study each subject for a duration of 02 months. Upon completion of each subject, you will receive your results.  

You can answer the examination paper in Sinhala, or English.

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