Partnership comes at a time of increased fraud and financial crime risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
June 17, 2020 – The International Compliance Association (ICA), the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community, has signed a partnership with the Czech Compliance Association (CCA), a nonprofit membership organization for compliance and legal professionals, to offer ICA’s suite of accredited qualifications in the Czech Republic.
The partnership comes at a time of increased fraud and financial crime risk for all organisations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, underlying the importance of up-skilling compliance and financial crime professionals in order to effectively detect and manage risk.
Designed for every level of expertise, compliance and financial crime professionals from both the public and private sectors can now enroll to earn ICA Certificates and Specialist Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Diplomas on a range of subjects including financial crime prevention, governance, risk and compliance and anti-money laundering.
All ICA Certificate and Specialist Certificates will be offered to CCA members at a special discounted rate until September 30, 2020, along with a 15 percent discount on all other ICA qualifications; ICA is also waiving its student membership fee for CCA members. Qualifications of all levels are open to non-CCA members looking to enroll in a course and can be delivered virtually, ensuring an engaging and valuable learning experience.
ICA President Bill Howarth commented: “We are delighted to partner with CCA and bring ICA education and global expertise to the Czech market during these increasingly critical times for businesses in Europe and across the globe. ICA qualifications are designed to help financial services firms and other regulated sectors up-skill their employees, mitigate risk and face their challenges head on. There has never been a better time to invest in your employees’ training and strengthen the processes and controls at your firm.”
Vendula Knappová, Executive Board Member, Czech Compliance Association, added: “We believe that the compliance profession is not just a job or a tick-box exercise, it’s a calling that can make a real impact on people’s lives. Whether they help prevent money laundering or terrorist financing, human or drug trafficking, compliance officers have an important moral and ethical responsibility associated with their work.”
Vojtech Prerovský, Executive Board Member, Czech Compliance Association, commented: “Our strength lies in the opportunity to bring together experts from a range of sectors, advisory companies and law firms to collaborate under one umbrella with a common goal, raising awareness about compliance and increasing professionalism. As an independent association, CCA connects both the public and private sector, attorneys and law enforcement, compliance activists/whistleblowers and corporate compliance officers, allowing us to share attractive, real-life stories about compliance and the compliance profession with those looking to enter the industry. We are delighted to partner with ICA in delivering high-quality training content to our members and the whole Czech compliance community!”
ICA qualifications are an internationally recognized benchmark of excellence, designed to ensure global best practice and the highest ethical conduct and are awarded in association with The University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School.
To view the full suite of qualifications, visit: https://www.int-comp.org/course-finder/
About the Czech Compliance Association
Czech Compliance Association (CCA) was established as a nonprofit organisation in March 2010. In 2019, new members were appointed to the CCA Board of Directors. The association is based on a platform of collaboration, involving cross-sector companies and individuals as corporate and individual members. CCA’s members include compliance officers, compliance managers, legal advisors and other experts involved in the field of compliance or similar professions responsible for compliance at their firm, including corporate legal counsel, internal control, internal audit and risk professionals.
For more information visit: www.czech-ca.cz
About the International Compliance Association
The International Compliance Association (ICA) is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. It has enhanced the knowledge, skills and behavior of over 142,000 professionals in 153 countries either through their internationally recognized portfolio of professional qualifications (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester) or through accredited in-company training.
For more information visit: www.int-comp.org