Why become an ICA member?

The International Compliance Association (ICA) provides a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support to regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals at all stages of their career.

This vibrant community of specialists, regulators and practitioners looks to ICA for inspirational and unparalleled professional development in order to meet their demands and challenges in an ever-changing environment.

Being a member of ICA’s global community demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and significantly, protects and improves the performance of your organisation.

If you are working in the areas of regulatory compliance or financial crime prevention, including anti money laundering, or are considering a career in these fast-growing and highly valued areas, then ICA membership is a mark of your commitment to performing at the highest levels of professionalism.

Membership of ICA will provide you with a wide range of tools and resources to help you achieve your professional goals.

ICA members include:

  • heads of compliance/chief compliance officers/chief risk officers
  • compliance assistants/officers/managers/directors
  • MLROs/MLPOs/heads of AML
  • financial crime analysts/managers/directors
  • fraud investigators
  • regulators
  • KYC analysts
  • compliance consultants
  • internal auditors
  • law enforcement professionals
  • lawyers working in the areas of compliance/AML e.g. COLPS
  • graduates and individuals embarking on a new career.

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

Your professional community

The ICA global professional community has members across 84 countries and we are committed to helping you achieve excellence through an ongoing process of enhancing knowledge and skills and promoting good conduct. 

By joining our community you are recognising the importance of continually improving your personal capability as well as your firm’s performance, so that you are better placed to face challenges now and in the future. 

Most ICA members join us as an individual although, depending upon your jurisdiction or employer, you may also be able to join as part of a group. 

Individual membership

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.

Corporate packages

As the corporate decision-maker, you can find out more about the range of benefits that are available to your firm and employees. 

Find out more about our Corporate Packages here ►

A short video on the highlights of Key Messages from the 2016 Members Forum

Download the ICA Membership brochure here


Membership Levels

Click on the links below for more information on each level of ICA Membership

Affiliate Level

Associate Level

Professional Level

Fellow Level

Other links you might find useful

Membership Journey

Member Benefits

CPD details

Meet an ICA Member

Any questions? 

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