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Continuing Professional Education (CPE)



The Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is a training programme started in 2012 by the Asatizah Recognition Board (ARB) to enhance the professionalism and to inculcate a culture of continuous learning and development of asatizah under the Asatizah Recognition Scheme (ARS). Asatizah are required to attend CPE programmes as a pre-requisite for renewal of ARS accreditation. Muis works closely with partners such as Pergas to offer a wide range of religious content and skill courses to enable asatizah to confidently play their role in building an inclusive nation.



CPE Panel

A CPE Review was initiated in 2020 to review and refresh the programme. The CPE Panel consisting of ARB members and Muis senior officers was appointed to oversee the development of CPE which includes:

i. Providing overall direction for the CPE framework including the CPE Review

ii. Ensuring consistency across all training programmes and pathways vis-a-vis the training framework and curriculum

iii. Reviewing and approving training programmes provided in-house or by external providers


1 Ustaz Dr Mohammad Hannan Hassan Deputy Mufti (Muis) (Chairperson)
2 Ustaz Mohd Kamal Mokhtar ARB Representative 
3 Ustaz Dr Mohamed Qusairy Taha ARB Representative
4 Ustaz Ziyaudeen Ahmad Sirajuddeen ARB Representative 
5 Ustaz Mahmoud Mathlub Sidek Deputy Director, ARS Office (Muis)
6 Mr Yazid Mohd Ali Deputy Director, Asatizah Development (Muis)
7 Mdm Azlina Manas Senior Assistant Director, Sector Workforce Development (Muis)
8 Ustaz Izal Mustafa Kamar Assistant Director, Religious Policy (Muis)


The CPE requirements vary according to the two tiers: 

Islamic Teacher Quranic Teacher
30 CPE credit hours in three years
15 CPE credit hours in three years


The following may be exempted from the CPE requirements:

  • Full-time students in undergraduate or post-graduate Islamic Studies programmes (required to produce letter of acceptance from university);
  • Those aged 65 years and above;
  • Those with long-term medical treatment (with official hospital documentation); or
  • Any other reason deemed fit by the ARB

Asatizah who wish to seek CPE exemption are required to submit the relevant documents to ARS@muis.gov.sg. For more information on ARS policies, please click here.

CPE Guidebook

Download the latest version of CPE Guidebook.


  • May 2021 (Version 1)

Contact Us

For any enquiries on Continuing Professional Education (CPE):

Email    : CPE_ARS@muis.gov.sg

For general enquiries, we will reply within 5 working days. For complex enquiries where we need time to conduct further checks and investigation, we ask for your patience and understanding if we take a longer time to respond.


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