ICA International Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course level : ICA Advanced Certificates

There are four intakes a year for this course: January, March, July and September.

Closing date for next enrolment of the ICA International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance*: 20 February 2023

*From the March 2023 commencement date, this course will be renamed ICA International Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Discover the fundamentals of regulatory compliance and why it is a real benefit, both to your organisation and industry.

You will gain an improved understanding of how excellent regulatory compliance management protects your firm, as well as enhances its competitive advantage, including how to maximise the use of new technology.

As the world of compliance changes at an ever-increasing pace, this course gives you the specialist knowledge and practical skills to manage regulatory risk both now and in the future.

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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:

  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Compliance employees
  • Employees who have recently been given or aspire to be given compliance responsibilities
  • Those employees with management responsibility for compliance employees
  • Any person who wishes to acquire an understanding of fundamental regulatory compliance principles and how businesses can comply with them

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  • Understanding the Regulatory Environment
  • International Regulation
  • Compliance in Practice
  • Key Compliance Subjects, including AML, Financial Crime Prevention and ESG

The conduct of firms and the behaviour of senior management is a key topic and is interwoven throughout the course units. The conduct agenda forms a key part of the workshop exercises in the UK.

  • 6 month course assessed by a timed, online scenario-based assessment and a research-based assignment
  • A mixture of guided online study and participation in five live sessions: 
    • ‘Getting started’ session 
    • Virtual classroom 
    • 1 x immersive learning scenario (putting you at the centre of a story) delivered through award-winning, interactive BARCO technology
    • Group tutorial (a chance to discuss elements of the course in more depth)
    • Assessment preparation session 
  • Videos covering the latest industry developments and case studies 
  • Access to the ICA Learning Hub packed with additional insight and resources
  • Proactive support throughout the course to help you stay on track 

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

Course fees 

per currency depending on location   
GBP 1860
EUR     2051
USD 2423

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. 

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.

Permanent Irish residents are eligible for funding support on Advanced Certificate and Diploma programmes. Please contact orla.sheahan@int-comp.org who will be happy to help.

“The virtual classroom was so very good and helped me to understand areas which were indeed unclear. I also liked the fact that I was able to go back and replay”

Past student of ICA International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance

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