ICA Certified Financial Crime Investigator

Investigating financial crime is complex and requires a unique set of practical skills. This qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a more effective Financial Crime Investigator.

Course details

  • Investigation frameworks – get equipped with the strategy and tools to complete a financial crime investigation effectively
  • Information & evidence gathering – develop methods to acquire relevant information from both human & electronic sources
  • Testimonies, statements, and interviews – understand the processes and procedures involved
  • Reports – learn how to compile initial, internal, and external reports as well as Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
  • Cyber and open source – understand evidential gathering techniques.

Become an ICA member

When you enrol onto this course you will join an international
community of over 20,000 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?

  • Evaluation & initial actions
  • Stakeholders
  • Open source & cyber
  • Investigation skills & analysis
  • Statements & interviews
  • Gathering information

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for:

  • Professionals in relevant monitoring or investigatory roles, who have completed an ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention or Anti Money Laundering, who would like to gain practical knowledge to assist in their role.


  • Professionals with 2-3 years of experience who have an understanding and experience of the role.

Course format

You will study for this qualification through a mix of online learning and attendance at live, virtual classrooms delivered by industry experts:

  • 7 x virtual classrooms
  • 1 x live immersive scenario and a facilitated discussion.

The course is assessed through a written assignment which is submitted two weeks after the facilitated discussion.

Course dates

Please find the upcoming course commencement dates:

  • 6 September 2023
  • 14 December 2023


How often does this course run?

There are four intakes per year for this course: January, March, July and September.

What payment options are there?

If you are self-funding, can pay for the course in full by credit or debit card or pay in four interest-free instalments. If your employer is paying for the course you can select the invoice option when enrolling online.

Discounts for low GDP countries?

If you reside in one of the countries on this list you will receive a 15% discount on this course. The discount will automatically be added at checkout when you enrol.

Does the course fee include local tax?

Local tax if applicable will be added to your basket on check out.

Why do I need to be a member of ICA to do this course?

As a professional, awarding body ICA requires you to be an Associate member while you’re studying for your course (unless you are already a member). You will benefit from being part of a global, like-minded community and will receive access to additional resources, insight and learning to support your studies. Once you’ve completed your course, renewing your membership showcases your commitment to ongoing learning and continues to provide you with a range of benefits including digital badges to share on social media and discounts for ICA’s global events.

How will this course make me stand out from the crowd?

ICA qualifications are internationally recognised as evidence of high levels of competence in regulatory and financial crime compliance. The course is unique and designed to not only enhance your knowledge and skills but also develop your behaviours. You will gain technical, specialist knowledge but also vital critical thinking and interpersonal skills to help advance your career.

How much self-study time do I need to set aside?

We recommend that you allow for 2-4 hours study per week but plan to increase this around your times of assessment.