ICA Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention

Deepen your understanding of financial crime prevention and enhance your professional credibility.

Course details

This advanced level qualification will better equip you to meet the many challenges associated with identifying, understanding, and mitigating financial crime risks, including fraud, cybercrime, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing and enhance your professional credibility.

Next course date: 16 September 2024


Course dates, fees and enrol now:

Applicable local taxes, membership fees, and discounts will be added to your basket on checkout. If you are paying by instalments, you must purchase ICA membership in a separate transaction before you enrol onto this course.

Instalment payment plan

Want to spread the cost of this course? Find out more about instalment payment plan.

What will I learn?

  • Understanding financial crime
  • International agencies, standards and legal models
  • Corporate and market fraud
  • Corporate governance and financial crime
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • AML and CFT
  • Cybercrime
  • Data and information security
  • Investigating fraud internally
  • Global investigation, prosecution and recovery

Course format

A flexible, part-time, nine-month course designed for busy, working professionals. A mix of guided, online study and attendance at live, virtual classrooms delivered through award-winning interactive technology.

The course is assessed through:

  • 3 x timed end-of-module assessments – comprising multiple choice questions that test knowledge, understanding and analytical skills
  • 1 x written assignment with industry sector focus
  • 1 x written, case-study based assignment connecting up the elements of your learning

This course is suitable for:

  • Fraud prevention and investigation officers, managers and deputies
  • MLROs and deputies
  • Managers with responsibility for internal organisational fraud, financial crime and AML controls
  • Risk managers
  • Advisory and investigation roles
  • Internal audit and regulatory staff
  • Law enforcement

You will need a good standard of spoken and written English and ONE of the following:

  • Sound educational background, e.g. degree/professional qualification in an appropriate discipline, or
  • Attainment of an ICA International Advanced Certificate, or
  • Three years’ relevant work experience

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.

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Flexibility of learning, detailed and professionally prepared audio visual materials, reasonable time pace for learning classrooms and deadlines, interactive virtual classrooms are the strongest point of all course.

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Amazing course, ICA really helped in giving a better perspective and approach for how to be ready with this ever dynamic financial world.

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View frequently asked questions below:

How often does this course run?

There are three intakes per year for this course: 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 eight 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. Many employers all over the world specify an ICA Diploma as a pre-requisite for roles. 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.