Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention

Programme Overview

The Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention is offered by ACOI’s education provider IOB and awarded by UCD.

There has been a significant increase in the complexity and volume of regulation underpinning compliance in the area of financial crime prevention. Consequently, practitioners operating in this complex environment have to fulfil their fiduciary responsibilities of ensuring ethical and legal compliance within this regulatory environment while contributing to wider organisational objectives.

The Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention, a 10 ECTS award at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications was designed in consultation with the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Suspicious Transactions Unit in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. It was designed to equip Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) and others who specialise in this area with the specialist skills and competence to address these reputational and compliance risks and is the only accredited qualification at this level. Participants will learn through an applied approach, utilising both case studies and experienced guest speakers. 

The programme is delivered on a part-time basis across one semester. It comprises of one module, Financial/White Collar Crime prevention and forms part of the MSc in Compliance. Students who successfully complete the certificate are exempt from this module if they subsequently decide to apply for the MSc in Compliance.

How you will benefit:

On successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention, graduates will be able to:

  1. Interpret contemporary legislation in the specific areas of financial crime prevention;
  2. Design, complete and report on major financial crime prevention projects, which may be required to enhance your firm’s positioning within the sector;
  3. Determine, on an ongoing basis, the performance of a financial crime prevention framework within your firm’s framework;
  4. Apply professional knowledge and skills to investigate a suspected financial crime; and
  5. Maintain, develop and apply contemporary professional best practice.
Taking up an ACOI Designation:

Award

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention from UCD.

Graduates who complete the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention will be invited to apply for the CFCPP designation (Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner) and use the designatory letters 'CFCPP'. Continued use of this designation is subject to meeting ACOI’s CPD requirements. For more on ACOI designations, click here.

Fees

The fees is €1,450 for the programme in total.

This programme has IFS Skillnet funding available for certain companies. You should check if your company has IFS Skillnet approval. IFS Skillnet price is €1,000 for the programme in total.

For information on Skillnet funding, click here.

How to Apply

  1. You will need to be a current member of ACOI to register for this programme.
  2. Register for this programme through our education provider, IOB.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention, or any education programme:

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