ICA Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

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Sanctions can be a complex topic and dealing with sanctioned parties can be a risky business. National or international sanctions may be issued against individuals, entities, groups or nations; or even trading activities/particular sectors. Those bodies charged with enforcing sanctions compliance are particularly active at the moment, with multiple fines for firms in recent years stretching into billions of dollars. 

The ICA Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk provides you with an opportunity to explore the frameworks and drivers of sanctions, the risks that sanctions present to firms and the controls implemented to address those risks. The course will also investigate key areas of focus such as sanctions screening and managing alerts, sanctions evasion typologies and various ‘real life’ case studies that demonstrate the consequences of failing to robustly manage sanctions risk. 

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

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • understand what sanctions are and what they are designed to achieve
  • articulate the key international and regional frameworks relevant to sanctions and examine the key stakeholders interested in how sanctions are applied
  • consider the robust systems and controls required within a sanctions governance framework to best ensure compliance with global sanctions regimes and export controls
  • recognise high-risk areas and techniques for sanctions evasion

The programme will cover:

  • Understanding sanctions
  • The international context
  • Defining a sanctions governance framework
  • Sanctions lists and screening
  • Managing alert investigations
  • The cost of getting it wrong
  • The challenges of change

Download the full syllabus here

Not sure if this is right for you? Contact us at +852 3665 0914 or enquirieshk@int-comp.com  for a one to one course counselling. 

  • Access to online materials for 3 months and
  • 2 x 3hr Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) to enhance your learning experience on
  • Online exam (multiple choice) that can be taken at any time throughout the course (although we recommend you sit this after the workshop has taken place)
  • One free exam resit

Download the full syllabus here


Not sure if this is right for you? Contact us at +852 3665 0914 or enquirieshk@int-comp.com for a one to one course counselling. 

This programme is suited for:

  • Senior financial crime/regulatory compliance practitioners who are keen to enhance their existing expertise by learning about another distinct sphere
  • Senior managers within the Sanctions environment who wish to certify their knowledge
  • Operational staff, who need to understand the inherent Sanctions risks they face when dealing with customers and/or transactions
  • Regulators or Consultants
  • MLROs, Compliance Managers and Risk Managers
  • Anyone with an interest in bettering their understanding of how Sanctions work and the risks they can present if not correctly addressed

Not sure if this is right for you? Contact us at +852 3665 0914 or enquirieshk@int-comp.com for a one to one course counselling. 

Upon completion, you will be awarded:

  • ICA Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

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

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Course fee: HK$ 9,000

The stated course fee is applicable for Hong Kong citizens and physically based in Hong Kong only.


In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining their international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals.  

ICA Student Membership Fee (one year)*: £75

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

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Workshop on 29 & 30 Aug 2022 (Mon & Tue)

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Can this be taught in-house?

If you have a training requirement for more than 15 employees, why not contact us to discuss delivering the training in-house at your firm? It’s the ideal way to maximise your budget, minimise disruption and tailor content to your specific needs.

Call our dedicated in-house training team at +852 3665 0914 or email enquirieshk@int-comp.com.

Any questions?

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Call +852 3665 0914 or email enquirieshk@int-comp.com for further information.




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