ICA Advanced Certificate In Regulatory Compliance


The evolving regulatory landscape has resulted in a need for compliance professionals with the skills needed for the future. The ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance with three specialisations has been developed in line with the recently revised Skills Framework for Financial Services and are suitable for those new to compliance/financial crime or in a junior role. It is also useful for those who wish to certify existing knowledge via a globally recognised qualification. 

This course will help you develop a good understanding of compliance fundamentals as well as gain specialist knowledge and skills in a particular compliance area (advisory, monitoring or financial crime).  

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

Who is this course suitable for?

  • New graduates (all disciplines)
  • New entrants to financial services who wish to enhance their career opportunities 
  • Those already working to build a career in compliance/financial crime within financial services 
  • Those who wish to certify their existing compliance knowledge and demonstrate benchmarked levels of competence. 


What will you learn?

As a part of a syllabus which covers a range of compliance and financial crime areas, all students will study:  

  • Background Module 1: Introduction to compliance and financial crime 
  • Background Module 2: Products and services in the financial sector 
  • Core Module 1: Regulatory Compliance 
  • Core Module 2: Identifying and reporting compliance risk 
  • Core Module 3: Developing a compliance culture 
  • Core Module 4: Leveraging Data for Business Advantage 

Then, choose ONE of the following specialist topics:

Compliance Advisory: 

  • Policy implementation and revision 
  • Corporate governance 

Compliance Monitoring: 

  • Monitoring and surveillance 
  • Corporate governance 

Financial Crime Compliance: 

  • Policy implementation and revision 
  • Customer acceptance checking and onboarding


Download course syllabus


Entry requirements

The courses are open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in compliance. However, the content of the programme requires students to possess

  • a diploma or degree in any discipline


How and where can you study?

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This 22-week intensive programme comprises self-study and attendance at 8 x 3-hour evening workshops in Singapore.  

The self-study is delivered through the ICA Learning Management System. This consists of a series of engaging, interactive digital modules, which are mobile optimised. The learning is broken down into bite-sized elements where progress can be tracked. It is also designed to incorporate mixed media and frequent knowledge checks. 

The workshops are provided to complement the Core Modules and are activity-based, being led by facilitators who are experienced practitioners. The emphasis is firmly placed on the practical application of knowledge and ‘learning together’ through a variety of exercises, case studies and research tasks. The workshops will host students from all three qualification streams, so also provide an excellent networking opportunity.  

Recommended study hours

Self-study 160 hours   (4hrs x 20weeks)
Face to face workshops     24 hours
Invigilated Exam 3 hours 15 minutes


How will you be assessed?

  • A 3,000 - 3,500 words assignment (focused on Core Modules) 
  • One x 3 hour 15 min closed-book, invigilated short answer questions examination (one assessment paper with 24 questions - 12 questions for each Specialist Module)
  • Weightage: Assignment – 60%, Examination - 40%

Designation awarded

  • ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Advisory)
  • ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Monitoring) 
  • ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Financial Crime) 

In addition, participants who successfully complete this course and fulfill the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role can apply to be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification status.

Find out more about IBF certification and the application process here.


What does it cost? 

SGD$ 6900 + GST


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.

IBF-STS provides 70%* funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$7,000 per candidate per programme subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg

*MAS will enhance course fee subsidies for locals attending accredited or recognised courses up to 90%. 

Read more about the enhanced funding details.

For self-sponsored individuals, the net fee would be:

Course Fee

$6,900 plus 7% GST $483


90% subsidy

$7,383 @ 90% subsidy


Nett Fee payable

$7,383 - $6,644.70



For company sponsored individuals, the net fee would be:

Course Fee

$6,900 plus 7% GST $483


90% subsidy (IBF-STS Company funding does not support GST)

$6,900 @ 90% subsidy


Nett Fee payable

$7,383 - $6,210 




Workshop Dates:  To-be-Announced 

Thank you for your interest! The next in-take enrolment form will be available soon! 



Can this course be taught in-house?

If you have a training requirement for more than 10 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 +65 6500 0010 or email studentadmin@int-comp.com

Any questions? 

Call +65 6500 0010 or email studentadmin@int-comp.com for further information. 






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