*NEW* 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. 

(*These programmes are undergoing accreditation review by IBF. Further details on the status and funding eligibility will be available in March 2020).


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
  • some prior working experience in a financial institution

How and where can you study?

This 20-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.  

The next courses commence in March 2020.

Recommended study hours

Self-study 160 hours   (4hrs x 20weeks)
Face to face workshops     24 hours
Invigilated Exam 2 hours


How will you be assessed?

  • A 2,500 - 3,000 words assignment (focused on Core Modules) 
  • Two x 1 hour, closed-book, invigilated online multiple choice assessments (focused on Specialist Modules)  

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, upon successful completion of the selected qualification, students may use the professional certification title of IBF Qualified (“IBFQ”).

What does it cost? 

SGD$ 6900 + GST


These programmes are undergoing accreditation review by IBF. Further details on the status and funding eligibility will be available in March 2020. Once accredited, the course will be eligible for up to 90% funding depending on your circumstances. More information on funding can be found here


Next intake: March 2020

Enrolment will be open shortly, in the meantime if you are interested in these courses please get in touch via the expression of interest form below:



Can this course be taught in-house?

If you have a training requirement for more than 5 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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