Our qualifications help compliance professionals develop relevant knowledge and best practice for operating within the fields of governance, risk and compliance, financial crime prevention and anti money laundering (AML). Awarded in conjunction with the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, you can be assured that you are studying for a worthwhile qualification that is the benchmark of excellence.

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Being an ICA Member

ICA members are recognised globally for their commitment to best compliance practice and an enhanced professional reputation. These compliance professionals engage in lifelong learning to develop relevant knowledge and best practice to achieve their career ambitions with the support of the like-minded, professional ICA community.

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Members are recognised for their commitment to best compliance practice and an enhanced professional reputation. Eligible members can use ICA membership designations (AICA, MICA or FICA).


We encourage our members to engage in lifelong learning, through a meaningful regime of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Membership provides you with a wide range of tools and resources to help you achieve your professional goals. Visit the CPD Centre and view some of our sample CPD content ►


Become a part of a global, like-minded professional community. Discuss latest developments, news, questions and more to develop your global understanding of compliance.

Membership FAQs

We have four different levels of individual membership. Whether you are just starting out in your career, have gained an ICA professional qualification or are an experienced practitioner, there is a level appropriate for you. Find out more here.

Membership of ICA is compulsory for anybody wishing to study towards an ICA certification or qualification.

Please note: If you started your course post July 2016, you will have gained Affiliate Membership and this will be automatically upgraded when you have completed your course, to the appropriate level.

If you started your course before July 2016 you will be required to apply for the next level of membership.

Once you have received your exam results, you will automatically be upgraded to the membership level you are entitled to, at no cost. You will then be invoiced on your renewal date for the new membership level.

If you have previously completed an ICA qualification, please refer to the membership pages which will indicate which level of membership you are entitled to. 

Yes, please refer to the individual membership levels page for the different fees. 

We do request that the relevant fee is sent via the online application form. A receipted invoice will be sent in your membership pack. Please note that as ICA Membership is for individuals only, the invoice will be sent to the applicant. Invoices cannot be addressed to employers.

The majority of members will pay the fee by card and claim it back thorough expenses, however you must check this with your employer.

If you request your correspondence to be directed to your employer address the following details will be shown:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Employer
  • Work Address
  • Email
  • Jurisdiction
  • Switchboard telephone number

If you request your correspondence to be directed to your home address the following details will be shown:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Jurisdiction
  • Email

CPD is continuing professional development. We require members to complete a minimum of 35 hours per membership year. CPD can include watching video content and webinars, attending workshops and events, and consuming digital content - you can find more information here

No, you can rejoin at any time, please email membership@int-comp.org with your current contact details and they will arrange an invoice for you.

Please call (0) 121 362 7747 to discuss your payment options.

Help and support

Alternatively contact us on +44(0)121 362 7747 / membership@int-comp.org (Membership)
or +44(0)121 362 7534 / studentservices@int-comp.org (Qualifications)