About ICA

ICA is the professional membership and awarding body for regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals globally.

We provide a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support to compliance professionals at all stages of their career.

This vibrant community of specialists, regulators and practitioners looks to ICA for inspirational and unparalleled professional development in order to meet their demands and challenges in an ever-changing environment.

Being a member of ICA’s global community demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and, significantly protects and improves the performance of your organisation.

From offices across the globe, ICA also provides certifications and professional qualifications in anti money laundering, governance, risk and compliance, and financial crime prevention. The qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester and represent the highest level of academic achievement and commitment to professionalism.

The training leading to the award of ICA qualifications is provided by a number of preferred partners across the globe including International Compliance Training, our primary and longest established training partner.




Our mission:

"to help make the world more stable and successful by inspiring, educating and enabling
our global community of compliance specialists to perform to the highest standards of professional practice and conduct."



What does ICA stand for?

  • Upholding the highest codes of conduct, integrity & ethics – which includes uncovering the spirit and intent of regulations
  • Reinforcing the ongoing need for transparency / openness
  • Encouraging independence of thought and judgement
  • Promoting a culture of ‘doing the right business the right way’ and endorsing constructive challenge to that end
  • Endorsing the value of education and continuous professional development
  • The giving of high-quality advice and guidance
  • The development of individual competency followed by earned empowerment
  • Supporting the fight against all aspects of financial crime
  • The promotion of financial inclusion

“ICA is committed to increasing the knowledge and skills of compliance professionals across the globe. We work across a variety of sectors including financial services, oil & gas, telecoms, and betting & gaming. The key, as we see it, is to demonstrate the tangible benefits of investing in staff as part of an integral approach to combating the increasing range of risks they face. We provide knowledge, guidance, information and practical skills as part of an ongoing strategy to constantly improve business performance. And, to do this we seek global partnerships and alliances with regulators, firms and local compliance associations.

We aim to help individuals and firms continuously improve to face the challenges now and in the future."

William Howarth, ICA President



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