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 Specialist 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.

Who is the course suitable 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 better understanding how Sanctions work and the risks they can present if not correctly addressed

What will you learn?

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

Entry requirements

The qualification is specifically designed to be detailed yet accessible. 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 and where can you study?

The course is fully online so can be studied at any time, wherever you are in the world. You will have 3 months to complete the course.

How will you be assessed?

At the end of the online course you will take a one hour multiple choice exam of 15 questions.

Does this count towards ICA CPD?

Specialist Certificate courses count as 15 hours of ICA CPD credit.

Can this course be taught in-house?

An in-house option is available for organisations enrolling a minimum of 15 people onto the course. Benefits include a face to face delivery option and the potential to include bespoke material.

What does it cost?

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining an international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals.  The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership is £30 payable to ICA* and includes your assessment and access to invaluable knowledge resources that will help with your course as well as many other member benefits and services (view the list of membership services and benefits that you’ll receive here http://www.int-comp.org/membership/member-benefits/ ). Become an Affiliate Member http://www.int-comp.org/become-a-member

The course fee is £595 + VAT payable to ICT (ICA’s training provider).

Enrol online now http://www.int-comp.org/qualifications/enrol-online/

*unless you are a member of the ICA already.
These fees include a printable certificate once you have completed the course.