ICA Certificate in Ethics Leadership for Senior Managers and Senior Financial Adviser Representatives

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FA-CPD 4 Hours Ethics


Ethics is the foundation underlying all regulation and compliance. Ethics and values provide the justification for most regulatory standards, supervision and enforcement. These ethical principles are vital for firms and practitioners to understand how to comply.

This interactive workshop is designed especially for Senior Financial Adviser (FA) Managers and Senior FA Representatives who are interested in applying ethical trends, culture, regulatory developments and an ethical maturity approach to enhance their ethics leadership in their organisation. This course meets the new FA-CPD requirements and leads to positive business impacts and sustainable cultural change.

This course is recognised by IBF as 4 Core CPD Hours in Ethics.

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


Who is this course suitable for?

  • Senior Managers (Financial Services Directors or Managers) who lead a team of FA Representatives
  • Senior Agency Managers (Financial Services Directors or Managers) who lead a team of insurance agents
  • Bank Branch Managers who lead a team of relationship managers or personal financial consultants 
  • Chief Executive Officers of FA firms
  • Chief Agency or Distribution Officers
  • Company Directors of FA firms
  • FA Representatives with more than 5 years of financial services experience
  • Anyone with responsibilities relevant to ethics in the FA leadership realm, and wishes to learn more about ethics in regulation

What will you learn? 

  • Using ethics as a driver!
  • Recent compliance failures and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) – the role of ethics and culture 
  • International and Singapore responses to ethical issues and challenges 
  • Singapore's FAIR success 
  • Ethical trends deeply influencing the FA Representative role
  • Behavioural economics and the FA Representative role
  • Embedding ethics
  • The Ethical Maturity Model

Download the full syllabus here

Course Format

  • Half day interactive workshop to maximise your learning experience. The course will be delivered through case studies
  • Online exam (multiple choice) that can be taken after the course using your own IT device. You have up to 2 months to complete the exam via the online platform
  • This course is designed to meet the 4-hours FA-CPD Ethics requirement

Entry requirements

Employed or experienced in the FA industry in a senior position. Prior subject matter knowledge will be useful, but is not essential. To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required.

How you will be assessed? 

At the end of the interactive workshop, you will take a multiple choice exam of 12 questions.

Upon passing the exam, you will be awarded: 

  • ICA Certificate in Ethics Leadership for Senior Managers and Senior Financial Adviser Representatives

How and where can you study? 

You can attend an interactive workshop at ICTA's training premises

What does it cost? 

SGD$ 695 + GST 


Email enquiries@int-comp.com for more information.


This course is eligible for Financial Training Scheme (FTS) funding. 50% funding of direct training costs subject to a cap of $2000 per participant per programme.

In order to be eligible for funding: Singapore-based financial sector entities - Financial Institutions and other entities regulated by The Monetary Authority of Singapore (either licensed or exempted from licensing) sponsoring staff who is:

  • A Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • Of executive level 2 and involved in or supporting financial sector activities;
  • Physically based in Singapore;
  • Either permanent or contract (= 1 year) staff, and engaged either on a full or part-time basis.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will be eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs, subject to existing grant caps of S$2,000 per programme. Singapore Permanent Residents will continue to be eligible for 50% co-funding of direct training costs for FTS programmes.

Can this course 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 +65 6500 0010 or email enquiries@int-comp.com

Any questions?

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




Phone: +65 6500 0010

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