The ICA Certificate and Specialist level qualifications align with benchmarks established for The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The qualifications from Advanced Certificates, though to Postgraduate Level, align with benchmarks established by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which are mapped in accordance with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and are quality assured through the University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School.

All named awards comply with the regulatory requirements for the RQF and FHEQ and higher level awards are devised in line with QAA guidance and descriptions of standards

UK Finance

UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, representing more than 250 firms across the industry. They act to enhance competitiveness, support customers and facilitate innovation.

Alliance Manchester Business School: Original Thinking Applied

Alliance Manchester Business School : Original Thinking Applied

Established in 1965 as one of the UK’s first two business schools, we are proud to be part of the prestigious University of Manchester and the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school. With Triple-accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, we provide world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.

‘Original Thinking Applied’ is at the heart of everything AMBS does. The School is ranked third in the UK for research power (REF 2021) and its influential research impacts all areas of business and management – from accounting and finance, innovation and policy, people management and organisations, to management sciences and marketing.

Its MBA is ranked 5th in the UK (Financial Times 2022) and its Executive Education offer includes short business courses, senior leader apprenticeships and customised programmes for organisations including Audi, BAE Systems and the NHS.

The University’s centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore open up a world of opportunities for AMBS’ students, researchers and clients, and the School’s growing alumni community includes 60,000 graduates across 176 countries.

Committed to driving positive impact, AMBS supports and highlights research and activities that make a difference to society, addressing the major challenges faced in the 21st century. The School also prepares and empowers its graduates to exercise ethical, social and environmental responsibility at local, regional, national and international levels.

National Occupational Standards of Competence

ICA qualifications are mapped against the National Occupational Standards (NOS) of Competence produced by the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP), which is now an organisation within Universal Skills (formed from Skills for Justice, Skills for Health and the Financial Skills Partnership). The NOS were originally produced by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) with the support of ICA. The ICA’s qualifications are mapped against NOS for Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention. ICA continues to support the development, maintenance and use of NOS, contributing to the updating of the three NOS suites in 2016.

Stop the Traffik

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a world-class, intelligence-led organisation, driven by people and technology, working with global leaders & organisations who lead with a purpose-driven human rights and social justice agenda. They are a global collaborator working to disrupt the errant economy that relies on exploitation and are changing the high profit, low-risk environment of trafficking to squeeze the criminal business to zero profit.

Traffickers are making in excess of $240 billion in profit per year, all this flows through legitimate financial systems globally. STOP THE TRAFFIK makes it harder for traffickers to recruit vulnerable people, transfer proceeds of crime through legitimate financial systems and move their products or people with businesses. They reduce the demand of trafficking by engaging with businesses to eradicate exploitation from their supply chains and operations. Their teams disrupt the ability for money to flow by delivering critical information, from trainings to risk mapping, to financial institutions that enable them to identify and tackle trafficking activity.

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore

The IBF Standards is a set of internationally-benchmarked competency standards, developed by the industry, for the industry. It is a comprehensive quality assurance framework with both an accreditation and a certification system.

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

The ICA’s qualifications offered in Singapore receive national recognition from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). MAS is Singapore's central bank, and supervises the banking, insurance, securities and futures industries, and also manages Singapore's exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector.

Credit Consortia

The ICA is a member of the South East England Consortium for Credit Accumulation & Transfer (SEEC) a highly respected authority in the existing and developing field of Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) at higher education levels. SEEC serves as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and, now, in the developing field of European credit. SEEC provide credit level descriptors for Higher Education qualifications: the ICA’s criteria, standards and qualifications align with SEEC’s descriptors.

Northern Universities Consortium

The ICA is a member of the Northern Universities Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (NUCCAT). T he Northern Universities Consortium (NUCCAT) is drawn from Higher Education Institutions across northern and central England and Northern Ireland. NUCCAT provides a forum for practitioners with an interest in implementation and regulation of credit-based curricula.


Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) aim is to champion the vision of professionalising bankers by raising the industry relevance and standards of its education, as well as leading and upholding the esteemed Chartered Banker status.


The Central Bank of Nigeria has tied educational and experience requirements to their “Approved Persons Framework” for all levels of appointment specified for banks and ICA qualifications feature in this framework.


The Central Bank of the Bahamas is the supervisor of banks for the Bahamas and includes ICA qualifications as evidence of competence within its rulebook.


The School of International Financial Services are the m arket leading provider of training and education to international financial centres , providing a fresh and innovative approach to learning d elivery built on the solid foundations of a traditional training business.


The Guernsey Financial Services Commission includes ICA qualifications as evidence of competence within its rulebook. The Guernsey Training Agency (GTA) University, formerly part of the GFSC, is the ICA’s approved training provider in Guernsey.

Isle of Man (IoM)

The ICA’s qualifications are listed in the approved professional qualifications within the IoM Financial Supervision Commission Training and Competence Framework as evidence of competence for Compliance and MLRO roles.

South Africa

Navigate Compliance aim to provide customised and cost-effective advisory and training solutions to clients across different sectors and regions. They are a team of professionals with expertise in regulatory risk, training, eLearning, coaching and project management.

Malta, Pakistan, India & Nigeria

Sigma Risk are a g lobal training partner of ICA, offering professional qualifications in Malta, Pakistan, Nigeria and India, aimed at corporate and individual clients.


Integra Vocational Training Center and consulting IVTC-C is a training centre approved by the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training , whose trainings aim to develop the skills of their clients in various fields .


AMPEC is a n on-profit civil association, with the aim of providing updated resources and learning spaces for professionals from various disciplines, dedicated to issues of ethics, compliance and the fight against corruption in Mexico.


Astris Compliance & Risk Solutions is a multi-lingual consultanc y, advising companies, financial institutions and other reporting entities on how to excel with compliance an d risk management programs.


EBA is a forum in which members can discuss and find solutions t o c o mmon problems affecting business in Ukraine.

East Africa

Insurance Institute of East Africa (IIEA) is a l eading provider of professional insurance educatio n, offering insurance qualifications, designations, skills course, certifications and membership to support learners’ changing training needs.

Hungary and Nigeria

Universal Diplomats Limited is a n international business consultancy company that uses its local business, cultural and environmental  knowledge, networks and expertise to strategically connect international companies with local markets and contents.


Rwanda Finance Limited h elps promote and develop Rwanda as a leading financial destination for international investment and cross-border transactions in Africa .


KSU is an e ducation provider to undergraduate and graduates in the field of law, aviation management, business management and entrepreneurship.

FinCrime Protection Limited

FinCrime Protection Limited is a s pecialist financial services regulatory consultancy firm that p rovides independent and bespoke consultancy services to protect against compliance risk globally.

Global Practice Ltd

Global Practice Ltd is a dynamic London based company, bringing the unique experience of industry leaders together for the benefit of professionals working in CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States) .


Zerde Educational Center , accredited by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan , was established in 2010 to provide professional development services for specialists of the financial and economic unit, management personnel and the introduction of international educational programs for the training of qualified accountants, compliance officers, economists and financiers.

Oversight Consulting

Oversight Consulting and Training is a firm that leverages senior executive talent to help clients plan, manage and execute large, complex organizational change programs and business process improvements.

Budapest Institute of Banking (BIB)

Budapest Institute of Banking (BIB) is rooted in the matching of market needs with the social responsibility objectives of the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB) and the Budapest Stock Exchange .

Mauritius Finance

Founded in 2020, Mauritius Finance (MF) is the leading voice for the financial services industry in Mauritius.

Mauritius Finance brings together leading players in the realm of the Financial sector which comprises of banks, management companies, accounting firms, law firms, and institutional investors, the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, and all other licensees of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), aiming to develop and promote Mauritius as an International Financial Centre.


Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship (hereinafter Graduate School ) under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan, was established to make fundamental improvements in the system of professional development . M oreover, it is the leading educational institution providing training, retraining and advanced training of management personnel for economic management bodies, joint stock companies and other business entities in the field of business , entrepreneurship, corporate governance and management , as well as to provide scientific and methodological support for the implementation of the innovative methods of business and entrepreneurship in accordance with international standards.


Iraqna seeks to contribute to building a sophisticated Iraq in all fields by raising the level of performance of the employees in the institutions to the modern international level and updating the policies and procedures in all fields of work of the companies and institutions whose programs are prepared according to the best international contexts.


Learnerbly is the workplace learning platform that inspires people to learn and grow. They host multi-modal resources from 200+ quality providers and curate them to meet the specific interests and learning needs of users. Through the use of personal learning budgets, they break down barriers to progression, unleash potential and transform learners into the people they want to be.


Pib Knowledge is the most trusted and reliable training & consultancy provider in West Africa, providing world-class executive education and technology consulting services to organizations and individuals across West Africa.

Series B

Series B is an international legal & compliance recruitment company created to work specifically within the international fintech space; to partner with innovative, disruptive and high growth start-ups and established businesses across multiple sectors, including neo/challenger banks, payments, lending, crypto and trading.


Assocompliance is an Italian, non-profit association that brings together professionals and companies operating in the world of Compliance. It qualifies professionals who work in this area and takes care of their dissemination and knowledge of the discipline also towards the institutions.

Baltic Compliance Association

Baltic Compliance Association (the BCA), representing Latvia which is one of the leading countries as regards the AML and sanctions compliance across the involved industries and the public sector, is able to deliver first hand practice on how to best manage the financial crime risk. Latvia’s success is recognized by the international AML standards provider – the Financial Acton Task Force (FATF) because Latvia is now the first MONEYVAL country to comply with all 40 FATF recommendations.

The Israeli Association for Compliance, Administrative Enforcement and Audit

The Israeli Association for Compliance, Administrative Enforcement and Audit was established as a body to represent the profession of compliance and those involved in it in Israel.

The association has signed a membership agreement with the International Compliance Association (ICA), and is running a joint certification course for compliance officers in Israel.

As part of its activities to promote the profession, the Association has compiled a professional codex for compliance officers that includes professional standards and a code of ethics that are mandatory for compliance officers who are members of the Association, as well as recommended professional guidelines.


KBLV offers specialist advice in Latvia and Estonia, covering all legal and regulatory compliance aspects of EU financial services regulations. KBLV services are chosen by financial institutions from such highly regulated sectors as banking, payment services, investment and fund management, consumer crediting as well as promising fintech and insurtech players for whom along daily services KBLV offers tailored training programs in legal, compliance, governance, sanctions and risk management areas.

Compliance Associations

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Association of Compliance Officers Greece (ASCO)

Athens-based ASCO Greece aims to promote the compliance profession, provide its members with CPD around AML and compliance and disseminate the importance of compliance to the general public.

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Czech Compliance Association (CCA)

The CCA is comprised of compliance officers, corporate lawyers and professional officers who are all on the front line of compliance, dealing with regulatory change. Both the CCA and the ICA ensure that these professionals are in receipt of up-to-date and relevant information.

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European Institute for Compliance and Ethics (EICE)

EICE is a private institute that ensures research and development are at the forefront of the compliance profession. Activities are undertaken primarily in corporate compliance and ethics. The EICE is committed to the development of the compliance professional in Slovenia and the wider region.

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Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers (GACO)

Gibraltar-based GACO is committed to the professional development of compliance within the Gibraltar Finance Region.

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Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO)

MACO is the standard-setting body in Malta for accreditation, certification and qualification of compliance officers within Maltese financial services and acts as an industry voice for compliance professionals on the island.

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Asociacion Española de Auditores Socio-Laborales (CEAL)

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Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

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Asociación Europea De Abogados Y Economistas En Compliance (AEAEC)

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Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC)

The APCC is the body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK. The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators.

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The RegTech Association

ICA is an affiliate member of the RegTech Association, a non-profit organisation that focuses on what is needed to support the growth of the sector and to accelerate RegTech adoption. The association brings together government, regulators, regulated entities, professional services and founder-led RegTech companies to ensure collaboration between all of the parties, promoting the RegTech industry as widely as possible, resulting in action in the uptake of RegTech proof of concepts and deployed RegTech solutions across the eco-system.

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