Advanced Certificate Course in Customer Due Diligence | ICT

ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence (CDD)


It has never been more important to have robust controls and procedures in place to Know Your Customer (KYC). Adequate due diligence on new and existing customers is a key part of these controls. Without this due diligence, your firm can become subject to reputational, operational, legal and financial risks.

This qualification has been designed for KYC Analysts and professionals at all stages in their career who manage risk in the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process. The only professional qualification in practical CDD, it’s vital to understand the threat and mitigate the risk.

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Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone who is interested in furthering their CDD knowledge and skills, however, holding some relevant business experience will allow you to take full advantage of the course. The content of the programme requires students to possess:

  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills 


What does it cost?

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 membership fee*: £102

Course fee: £1725** (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable). Students currently residing in certain low GDP countries receive a 15% discount on this fee.  View list of applicable countries here. 

*unless you are a member of the ICA already.

** this price may differ in countries where the course is priced in local currency.

Tell me more about this course


How and where can you study?

This six month course is being offered in London, Jersey and Guernsey in the following format:

  • Pre-reading/exercises/tasks to be completed in advance of workshops, delivered via the ICT learning platform
  • Two compulsory workshops covering key areas and embedding them through discussions and practical exercises (workshops are compulsory as part of the exam is based on the case study used in the workshops)
  • Innovative workshop exercises that use mock CDD documents, genuinely reflecting the practical issues encountered in the CDD environment
  • One examination in 2 parts: 1 hour multiple choice and 2 hours open book

Due to the practical nature of the course and the way that it is assessed, attendance at workshops is mandatory.


How will you be assessed?

The course is assessed by a three hour examination which comprises multiple choice questions and short form written response questions (including a section where you will be provided with a set of CDD documentation and asked to assess the information/respond to questions based upon them.)

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Can this course be taught in-house?

An in-house option is available for firms putting a minimum of 10 people onto the course. Benefits include a reduction in price and the ability to include bespoke material in the course delivery. Find out more here.




Any questions?

Call +44 (0) 121 362 7534 or email

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