ICA Certified Financial Crime Investigator

Course level : ICA Practitioner

Starts: 18 May 2023

Be a more effective Financial Crime Investigator.

Investigating financial crime is complex and requires a unique set of practical skills.

Part of the new ICA Practitioner Series, this highly practical qualification covers:

  • Investigation frameworks – get equipped with the strategy and tools to complete a financial crime investigation effectively
  • Information & evidence gathering – develop methods to acquire relevant information from both human & electronic sources
  • Testimonies, statements, and interviews – understand the processes and procedures involved
  • Reports – learn how to compile initial, internal, and external reports as well as Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
  • Cyber and open source – understand evidential gathering techniques.

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This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Evaluation & initial actions
  • Stakeholders
  • Open source & cyber
  • Investigation skills & analysis
  • Statements & interviews
  • Gathering information

This course is suitable for:

  • Professionals in relevant monitoring or investigatory roles, who have completed an ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention or Anti Money Laundering, who would like to gain practical knowledge to assist in their role.


Professionals with 2-3 years of experience who have an understanding and experience of the role.

You will study for this qualification through a mix of online learning and attendance at live, virtual classrooms delivered by industry experts:

  • 7 x virtual classrooms
  • 1 x live immersive scenario and a facilitated discussion.

The course is assessed through a written assignment which is submitted two weeks after the facilitated discussion.

Learner Journey Date/Time (UK Time) 
 Introduction Virtual Classroom   18 May 2023
 Virtual Classroom 1 - Investigation Skills   25 May 2023
 Virtual Classroom 2 - Evaluation  1 June 2023
 14:30 - 16:00
 Virtual Classroom 3 - Gathering Information: Data   8 June 2023
 Virtual Classroom 4 - Gathering Information: People   13 June 2023
 Virtual Classroom 5 - Investigation Analysis  20 June 2023
 Virtual Classroom 6 - Outputs & Outcomes  27 June 2023
 Live Immersive Scenario  3 July 2023

£1495 GBP

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

Discount for Low GDP countries

A 15% discount applies if you are based in one of the countries on this list The discount will be added automatically on the check out page.

Membership Fee: £110* (Associate Membership - you must be an ICA member for the duration of your studies)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

Exclusive Qualification Discount for ICA Professional and Fellow Members
All ICA Professional and Fellow members are entitled to discounted rates on subsequent qualifications they choose to enrol on:

  • Professional (MICA) - 10%
  • Fellow (FICA) – 15%

Simply enter your membership number on enrolment to gain your exclusive discounted rate.


Non-ICA Members enrol here.

ICA Associate members enrol here.

ICA Professional members enrol here

ICA Fellow members enrol here

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Tim Tyler

Head of Financial Crime Compliance

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