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ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence (CDD)

Course level : Intermediate

The next intake for this course begins in March 2021. 

On 6th March 2020, the FATF published official guidance recognising the need for CDD teams to acknowledge the requirement that organisations may need to onboard customers virtually. It has therefore never been more important to have robust controls and procedures in place to Know Your Customer (KYC). Adequate due diligence on new and existing customers is a key part of these controls. Without this due diligence, your firm can become subject to reputational, operational, legal and financial risks. 

We have successfully created an engagingpractical and informative learning journey that is proven to work for virtual CDD teams onboarding in a virtual world. 

This qualification has been designed for KYC Analysts and professionals at all stages in their career who manage risk in the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process. The only professional qualification in practical CDD, it’s vital to understand the threat and mitigate the risk. 

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

 

 

This Advanced Certificate is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the discipline. However, the content of the programme requires students to possess:

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer with headphones and microphone in order to access the virtual format of the programme (cannot dial-in or use audio only) 
  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Those engaged in practical CDD - in an onboarding or remediation function
  • Contractors who wish to enter the CDD environment
  • Managers who oversee CDD teams
  • Those responsible for creating/developing CDD frameworks
  • New/recently appointed MLROs and deputies
  • Internal auditors assuming responsibilities for money laundering/financial crime issues
  • All individuals engaged who aspire to a career in anti money laundering

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  • Outcomes and success criteria of KYC

  • Identification and verification

  • Understanding the customer

  • Understanding the relationship

  • Beneficial ownership

  • Understanding the control structure of the entity

  • Customer screening

  • Risk acceptance

  • Enhanced due diligence

  • Six month course assessed by an exam at the end of the study journey
  • Pre-reading/exercises/tasks to be completed in advance of virtual workshops, delivered via the online learning platform
  • 4 virtual classrooms, each lasting 4 hours covering key areas and embedding them through discussions and exercises. Virtual classes take place across two different time zones enabling engagement at an appropriate local time

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus for this course.

In order to study for an ICA qualification you will need to become a member of ICA. If you're not currently a member of the ICA, membership will be added to your basket during checkout.

We have five different levels of individual membership. Whether you are just starting out in your career, already hold an ICA qualification or are an experienced practitioner, there is a level appropriate for you and this will be activated at the same time as your course commences.

 

 Course fees 

per currency depending on location   
GBP 1775
EUR     1953
USD 2308

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax, this will be added to your basket at the checkout if applicable.

If you are funding the course yourself, we offer an interest-free instalment plan of four equal monthly payments. 

Membership Fee: £75* (Student membership)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

 

 

FTS-Eligible

This programme is recognised under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.
The FTS is available to eligible entities based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps. FTS claims may only be made for recognised programmes with a specified validity period. Please refer to www.ibf.org.sg for more information.

Please refer to www.ibf.org.sg for more information.

Funding

This course is eligible for Financial Training Scheme (FTS) funding. 

Read more about the funding details here

*MAS will enhance course fee subsidies for locals attending accredited or recognised courses up to 90%. IBF will provide an additional 5% in support in the form of IBF Credit, bringing the course fee subsidy up to 95%.

Read more about the enhanced funding details.

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