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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ICA Membership FAQs

ICA provides five 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.  

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 join at any time and you can rejoin if you no longer have a membership that you previously held. Please click here for further information. 

All application forms need to be submitted via the online form. 

Yes, please refer to the Membership fees page for the two and three-year fees.  

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

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CPD is continuing professional development. We require members to complete a minimum of 35 hours per membership year. There are many ways you can gain CPD. As an ICA member you have access to a wide range of articles, publications, videos and a library of online learning (that are regularly updated) making it easy to keep up to date with latest developments and initiatives. The ICA CPD learning centre is designed in a way that allows each person to individually filter their view of the content based on their area of interest.

It also provides general and jurisdiction specific technical learning as well as a huge menu of soft skills learning that can support their wider responsibilities - all in bitesized pieces.

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No, you can rejoin at any time here https://www.int-comp.org/become-a-member, or please email membership@int-comp.org with your current contact details and they will arrange an invoice for you.

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. 

This level of membership is:

  • for those who have completed an ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma qualification;
  • for those who have been a Professional Member (MICA) for five consecutive years and have circa 10 years of practical experience at a senior level;
  • for those who qualify for the experiential Fellow route.

Please click here for further details. 

Help and support

Alternatively contact us on: +44(0)121 362 7534 / icainfo@int-comp.org (Course information)

or +44(0)121 362 7533 / learningsupport@int-comp.org (Enrolled learners)

or +44(0)121 362 7747 / membership@int-comp.org (Membership)

or +44 (0) 121 362 7503 / epa@int-comp.org (End Point Assessment)