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

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).

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

Member benefits 

Personalised learning

Members have access to an online development plan and log making it easy for you to keep track of your learning activities throughout the membership year.

Continuous Learning zone

Unlimited access to an extensive range of regularly updated on-demand technical and soft skills learning, articles, podcasts and videos making it easy to keep up to date with latest developments and initiatives. 

inCOMPLIANCE® magazine

The industry publication exclusively authored and edited for ICA - is available every two months and is packed with articles and commentary from experienced practitioners on a host of practical issues and hot topics.

Events and networking

We provide a wide range of ICA and external partner online events. ICA Members will receive information and invitations to various online, global and regional online events, all stored within our events calendar. Members are entitled to exclusive discounts to The Big Compliance Festival.

Professional designations

Become a recognised member of an international professional body by receiving designations to use after your name. 

Qualifications and courses

All existing members of ICA are entitled to preferential discounted rates on subsequent ICA Learning courses and qualifications. 

Membership FAQs

ICA provides 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. To join ICA, simply fill out the online application form, where you will be asked some screening questions to confirm which level you are eligible for. https://www.int-comp.org/become-a-member/ 

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

If you require a new password, simply follow this link  https://www.int-comp.org/forgotten-password, or go to the Member Login page and click ‘Forgotten Password?’  positioned under the Sign In button. You will then be sent an email containing your new password.  

You can pay for your renewal fee online by logging into your Members profile.

Payment can be made by credit/debit card, BACS payment or by invoice in exceptional circumstances. Please call (0) 121 362 7747 to discuss your payment options.


We do request that the relevant fee is sent via the online application form. A receipted invoice will be provided.  The majority of members will pay the fee by card and claim it back through their expenses process, however, you must check this with your employer.

If you have any questions about employer-funded membership please contact membership@int-comp.org

Once you have received your exam results, you will be eligible to be upgraded to the next membership level. You can apply to upgrade here https://www.int-comp.org/upgrade

Contact Membership at membership@int-comp.org if you have any questions regarding upgrades.

No, you can re-join at any time by applying via the online application form.  

If you have completed a qualification previously, you may now be eligible for a higher level than before. Please refer to the membership pageson the ICA website which will indicate which level of membership you are entitled to. 

Continuous Learning relates to continuing professional development (CPD), which is a process of tracking and documenting skills and knowledge that you have experienced, learned and applied.  

We require members to complete a minimum number of hours per membership year, depending on your membership level. For Affiliate membership, it is a discretionary 10 hours and for all other membership levels, it is a compulsory 35 hours.  

 There are many ways you can gain CPD and you can find more information  here

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To become an ICA Fellow, our highest level of membership, you would need to have been either a Professional Member (MICA) for five consecutive years, completed a Professional Post Graduate Diploma (PPGDip) with ICA or applied through our Experienced Fellow route. 

Help and support

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