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ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence (CDD)

Course level : Intermediate

It has 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.

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.

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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 three hour examination which comprises multiple choice questions and short form written response questions (including a section where you will be provided with a set of CDD documentation and asked to assess the information/respond to questions based upon them.)
  • Pre-reading/exercises/tasks to be completed in advance of workshops, delivered via the online learning platform. 
  • Two compulsory workshops covering key areas and embedding them through discussions and practical exercises (workshops are compulsory as part of the exam is based on the case study used in the workshops).  The innovative workshop exercises that use mock CDD documents, genuinely reflecting the practical issues encountered in the CDD environment
  • We recommend that you study four hours per week.

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

  • 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

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:

  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills

In order to study any ICA course 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. 

The cost of membership for the period of study is £107/€123/US$140 and it will be activated at the same time as your course commences.

You can choose to pay for your course either through a one-off payment or through installments over four months. 

If you choose to pay via installments, the first payment is payable upon enrollment and then monthly thereafter. Payment can be made by credit card, bankers draft/cheque or via a wire transfer (bank details available on request). We are happy to take credit card details over the phone if for security reasons you would prefer not to send them electronically or in the post.

Our courses are split into Introductory, Specialist, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert levels to ensure our students study topics relevant to their experience and role.

This course is Intermediate and is designed for those new to the discipline or in a junior role who want to enhance their knowledge & skills.

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