ICA Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance (Singapore)

Course level : ICA Diplomas

Please note that this course is not mapped in accordance with the levels set within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This advanced qualification provides a practical understanding of the dynamic regulatory landscape and a detailed look at risk management strategies and leadership skills, designed to monitor and manage risk in your organisation. Aligned to the soft skills focus from IBF’s Skills Framework you will:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of the role of the compliance function and, in particular, the role of the money laundering reporting officer
  • understand policy creation and implementation, reporting and continuous improvement management
  • learn how to design and implement a governance risk and compliance system, good monitoring and surveillance processes and procedures, and how to report them.
  • appreciate how good corporate governance helps to establish a compliance ‘mindset’ within teams, thus creating a good ethical culture
  • benefit from a focused look at the customer life-cycle, from onboarding through to transaction monitoring, ongoing due diligence, suspicious activity reporting, terrorist financing and proliferation, and the vulnerabilities of certain products and services. 
  • study sanctions, fraud and anti-corruption in-depth. 
  • discover how to be a valued strategic advisor to the business, managing internal and external stakeholders. 
  • become highly competent in all aspects of data management, including analytics and computational modelling, storytelling and visualisation, information security and cybercrime. 

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



  • Module 1: The Dynamic Regulatory Environment

  • Module 2: Good Corporate Governance

  • Module 3: Risk Management Strategies

  • Module 4: Customer Lifecycle

  • Module 5: Strategic Management

  • Module 6: Data Management

    Download the full syllabus here

Entry requirements:

Language Requirement
At least a C6 at 'O' Level English.

Academic Requirement
Degree or Professional qualification in an appropriate discipline.

Work Experience
At least 3 years working experience in relevant field or has demonstrated competency in the ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (IBF Level 1).

Delegates will be required to demonstrate work in an environment where they are involved in the creation and execution of the compliance or AML function. Roles where a delegate has purely been subject to compliance requirements (e.g. Relationship Manager) would not be considered as applicable.


Kindly email your detailed CV to studentadmin@int-comp.com to check your eligibility.

This is a 10 month course where you will study at home and attend 3x3 hour highly interactive virtual instructor led workshops per module (total of 6 modules). It is possible to study and be assessed (and receive funding) on just one or more modules. The diploma will only be awarded on successful completion on all 6 modules.

All course material is now delivered online making it more accessible and environmentally sound. 


  • Each of the 6 core modules comes with an assessment.  4 of the modules are assessed by written assignment and each assignment must be between 3,000 and 3,500 words in length.  2 of the modules are assessed by examination, and the examination last 3 hours.

Upon completion, you will be rewarded: 

  • ICA Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance which is awarded by ICA in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
  • Participants who successfully complete this course with at least 3 years of relevant financial services industry experience and fulfil the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role can apply to be conferred the IBF Advanced (Level 2/3) certification status.
  • Find out more about IBF certification and the application process here.


IBF-STS Funding

This programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and is eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Candidates are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles. Find out more about IBF Certification here. 

IBF-STS provides 70% funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$3,000 per candidate per programme subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg

For ICA’s Diploma in Regulatory Compliance OR Financial Crime Compliance, each module is considered as one programme.

Read more about the enhanced funding details.


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

Email enquiries@int-comp.org or call +65 6500 0010 for further information. 

Chat with us via WhatsApp @ +65 8660 5808 or Telegram @icaAPAC 

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