Membership Levels

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.

Each level requires that you sign up to, and operate in accordance, with the ICA Code of Conduct and complete either a recommended or mandatory level of continuing professional development (CPD) annually.

These four levels are outlined on the 'Membership Journey' link opposite and more information can be found on the individual pages.

Certification levels


Affiliate Member

This level of membership is the ICA's entry level membership grade:

  • for those who wish to show commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct by becoming a member of ICA;
  • for those currently studying towards an ICA qualification;
  • for holders of our certificate level awards.

Find out more about Affiliate Membership ►


Associate Member (AICA)

This level of membership is open to holders of ICA Advanced Certificate* level awards:

  • for those who wish to be part of a professional like-minded community;
  • for those who have a commitment to excellence and personal and professional development; 
  • for those who demonstrate adherence to the ICA professional Code of Conduct.

Find out more about Associate Membership ►


Qualified levels

For compliance professionals who have demonstrated the highest level of competence by completing professional level qualifications or meeting the stringent experiential entry route requirements. 


Professional Member (MICA)

 This level of membership is:    

Find out more about Professional Membership ►


Fellow Member (FICA)

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, have circa 10 years of practical experience at a senior level and apply to progress on or after their 5 year membership anniversary by emailing ICA.
  • for those who qualify for the experiential Fellow route****

Find out more about Fellowship ►



If you're unsure which level of  membership is appropriate for you, please contact us at

*      Also includes Certification courses in Malaysia
**    Also includes Advanced Certificate courses in Malaysia
***  Also includes Graduate qualifications in Singapore and Certified Professional qualifications in Malaysia
****For further information and enquiries on applying via this route,
        please email and request details of the experiential Fellow route to FICA. 

Useful links

CPD explained

Ethics and conduct

Meet an ICA Member


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