ICA Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

Get to grips with international sanctions regimes and enhance your skills.

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Course details

Sanctions can be complex, and dealing with sanctioned parties can be risky. This course will help you:

  • Understand sanctions and the international context
  • Get to grips with challenges of change and the cost of getting it wrong
  • 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?

  • Understanding sanctions
  • The international context
  • Defining a sanctions governance framework
  • Sanctions lists and screening
  • Managing alert investigations
  • The cost of getting it wrong
  • The challenges of change 

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 two months
  • Assessed by a one hour online multiple-choice exam that you can take at any point during your studies
  • Your results are available immediately
  • Downloadable certificate to demonstrate your achievement 

This course has a practical focus and is open to anyone who is interested in the subject. The content of the programme requires students to possess:

  • Sound educational background
  • A good understanding of written English 

This course is suitable for:

  • Senior financial crime/regulatory compliance practitioners who are keen to enhance their existing expertise by learning about another distinct sphere
  • Senior managers within the sanctions environment who wish to certify their knowledge
  • Operational staff, who need to understand the inherent sanctions risks they face when dealing with customers and/or transactions
  • Regulators or consultants
  • MLROs, compliance managers and risk managers
  • Anyone with an interest in better understanding how sanctions work and the risks they can present if not correctly addressed
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The best part were interactive meetings/lessons when we could cooperate with others to prepare the solution. It was great. Also, all the materials prepared were easy to understand

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The information has improved my understanding of sanctions and enhanced my skills, willingly.

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Participating in the ICA presents an opportunity to bolster confidence along our professional journey. Through a comprehensive array of courses, informative resources, and systematically structured exercises, it facilitates a deeper understanding and practical application of indispensable skills crucial for navigating the complexities of modern business successfully.

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If you are enrolling in Singapore or Malaysia, please see below:

ICA Essentials – Managing Sanctions Risk

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ICA Essentials – Financial Crime Prevention

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