ICA Certificate in KYC and CDD

Understand core Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) concepts and frameworks.

Enrolment dates & fees


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Course details

As regulatory expectations increase, knowing your customer is essential. This introductory-level course will give you:

  • A solid understanding of core KYC and CDD concepts and frameworks
  • An overview of the practical components of working within the KYC environment
  • The opportunity to raise your professional profile by gaining an internationally recognised certification awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester

Become an ICA member

When you enrol onto this course you will join an international
community of over 30,000 members. Benefits include:

  • Access to the uniquely personalised ICA Learning Hub
  • Weekly webinars covering the latest industry
  • Discounts on ICA events and further ICA courses

The fee for ICA membership will be added separately to your basket when you enrol online for this course.

What will I learn?

  • CDD – why bother?
  • The risk-based approach to CDD
  • Key CDD concepts
  • Core KYC frameworks
  • What it's like working in KYC 

Course format

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Course can be completed in as little as four weeks but you will have access for up to three months
  • Assessed by a one hour online multiple-choice exam
  • Your results are available immediately
  • Downloadable certificate to demonstrate your achievement

This course is suitable for:

  • New entrants in CDD roles or those who wish to learn more about CDD
  • Client managers, project managers, operational staff, middle office and sales assistants
  • Consultants, audit professionals and anyone whose role involves managing risk in the CDD process 
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The tasks were relevant to my sector of work and I could apply them immediately

Past Student



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User friendly course material. Easy to navigate course and knowledge checks are an amazing tool at the end of each section

Past Student



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The course was in depth with KYC and CDD concepts and it has been truly a game changer to enhance my knowledge around these concepts.

Past student

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