International Compliance Association launches updated Governance, Risk and Compliance qualifications for the modern compliance professional


17 September 2018

The International Compliance Association (ICA) has recently updated the syllabi and course material for the governance, risk and compliance suite of courses from Certificate to Diploma level to reflect the state of the regulatory environment in 2018 and beyond.

The core content of the courses has been reviewed to include the latest global developments and new case studies, scandals, enforcement actions and criminal cases have been revised in the latest editions to ensure relevancy in this fast-changing environment.

The most significant updates are to the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance which will be enhanced by greater localisation in workshops as well as by the inclusion of regional jurisdiction appendices, giving a holistic and global view of the regulatory and legislative environment.

Students wishing to undertake the ICA International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance will benefit from a focus on the core practical aspects of being an effective compliance professional.

Available from October 2018, the content refresh which has been headed up Jonathan Bowdler, Head of Regulatory Compliance and Rhodri Kettle, Senior Course Director - GRC, ensures that the qualifications are more practical than ever.

Jonathan Bowdler stated: “This significant update to our GRC programmes represents our continuing determination to ensure that ICA qualifications provide an unparalleled learning experience for our students. I always say ‘we don’t teach you the rules and regulations, we educate you to be the best compliance professional’ and I am more excited than ever to be teaching these revised courses to the compliance leaders of tomorrow”.

You can find out more about ICA qualifications, and the updated Governance, Risk and Compliance programmes here.


About the ICA
ICA is a global professional membership and awarding body. The ICA  is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in anti-money laundering, legal and regulatory compliance, financial crime prevention and the management of regulatory risk through certificated qualifications and knowledge transfer. Working within a variety of sectors, ICA helps individuals, firms, regulatory and government institutions, across a range of geographical jurisdictions and industry sectors to develop best practice in the management of risk.

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