ICA Specialist Certificate in Financial Crime Risk in Cryptocurrencies

Course level : ICA Specialist Certificates

Help manage your firm's risk exposure with this accessible online course.

  • Key features of cryptocurrencies – understand what they are and how they work 
  • Financial crime risks - discover the risks specific to cryptocurrencies 
  • Solutions - how best to manage those associated risks 

Successful completion of this course provides formal recognition to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge quickly in this niche subject area.  

ICA Specialist Certificates, awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester, will help you quickly gain actionable knowledge to boost your confidence and credibility. 

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  • Essential concepts of financial crime
  • Distributed ledger technologies (DLT’s)
  • Blockchains
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency risk and financial crime
  • Blockchain investigations vs Traditional investigations
  • Solutions to managing risk from crypto-assets
  • Red flag indicators
  • Application within the financial industry

ICA Specialist Certificates are designed for anyone wanting focused yet accessible knowledge in specific areas of risk. They are suitable either for those working in the first and second lines of defence looking to certify specific risk areas of knowledge or for those looking to increase their professional agility by learning about new areas.  

This course is suitable for: 

  • Compliance professionals involved with or new to assessing and managing financial crime risks associated with crypto assets 
  • Those familiar with crypto assets who need an understanding of financial crime and the vulnerabilities of crypto assets 
  • Crypto asset or other FinTech innovators who need an understanding of financial crime and the boundaries of regulation 
  • Anyone wishing to gain knowledge, or recap their existing knowledge, of crypto assets either on their own or in connection with their role in financial crime. 

A good understanding of written English is required to get the most from this course.   

Not sure if this course is right for you? Take this short quiz to find out. 

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Course can be completed in as little as 4 weeks but you will have access for up to 3 months
  • Assessed by a 1 hour online multiple-choice exam
  • Your results are available immediately
  • Downloadable certificate to demonstrate your achievement

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

Course fees (subject to local taxes)

per currency depending on location   
GBP  645
EUR  711
USD 840

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

These fees include a downloadable certificate which you are able to print. Should you require a hard copy posted, there is a fee of £50 plus VAT 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.


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James Rickett

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