Professional Development

The Compliance Institute is the leading association for compliance professionals in Ireland and is the largest provider of professional development for compliance professionals.

ACOI Professional Development

With compliance regulations and technologies constantly changing and in an increasingly competitive environment in which regulators are putting additional pressure on firms to ensure their compliance professionals are competent, it has never been more important to ensure your knowledge, skills and competencies are up to date. A core function of the Compliance Institute, is to equip compliance professionals with the necessary expertise and skills to undertake their roles in a professional and effective manner. The Compliance Institute’s professional development initiatives are designed to help you, as a compliance professional to excel and thrive in your career.

Whatever your career stage, experience, or ambition, the Compliance Institute is here to support you.

ACOI Webinars

Webinars and CPD events: each month, we run a varied range of live webinars and CPD events based on the requirements of our members. These practitioner-focused sessions delivered by industry experts, examine relevant matters of interest to those working in the compliance, risk, regulation and finance sectors. After attending one of our webinars, not only will your industry knowledge be enhanced, you will also be eligible to claim CPD Credits which can be used to maintain your Compliance Institute and/or other designation(s).  

Podcasts: in a quickly evolving regulatory landscape with new legislation, regulations, codes and enforcements constantly being developed and entering into force, getting and staying up to speed on the latest compliance developments requires a significant investment of your time and effort. Whether you are a student, a compliance professional, a head of compliance, a regulator or board member, the Compliance Institute’s Compliance Files podcast series will support you in keeping up to date on all the latest industry changes and talking points in a format that is convenient to you.

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Compliance Files
ACOI Workshops

Workshops: these highly interactive, in-person sessions are led by compliance industry leaders. During our workshops, you will hear about the latest industry developments and advancements and have an opportunity to carry out practical work, putting what you have learned into practice. Our workshops are capped at smaller numbers to allow for greater interaction between you and your workshop facilitator. The workshops also provide an excellent opportunity to meet and build connections with industry peers.

ICQ magazine : the Compliance Institute is the trusted voice of compliance in Ireland. The Irish Compliance Quarterly, the Compliance Institute's quarterly magazine, is an extremely valuable resource for those working and studying in the area of compliance, risk, regulation and finance.

The ICQ features relevant articles from subject matter experts on regulatory updates and detailed analysis of compliance regulation and legislation in financial services plus, information about the Compliance Institute's ongoing educational and professional development initiatives.  Whatever stage your career is at, you will benefit from reading the ICQ Magazine. 

ACOI Networking opportunities

Networking opportunities: the Compliance Institute’s range of networking opportunities focus on bringing the compliance community together and facilitates effective networking and helps you build a contact base that can support you in your role and career.

In the past, we have hosted a range of networking events, including leadership and career development workshops. Due to Covid-19, our events are currently hosted online, which we have found has enhanced our ability to bring together our members to network, connect, and converse.

Annual Conference: Compliance Institute's Annual Conference is the primary educational and networking event for compliance professionals. This event is a highlight in the compliance calendar and attracts a wide range of participants from across the compliance community. The conference brings together leading industry expert speakers to discuss current issues and challenges facing the profession and includes thought-provoking and informative presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions from prominent industry experts.

ACOI Annual Conference

International Networking

The Compliance Institute is a founding member of IFCA (International Federation of Compliance Associations)IFCA is an umbrella organisation for professional bodies that specialise in the practice of compliance. Membership comprises of national compliance bodies from around the world that have been established for the benefit of their members.


The Compliance Institute is a member of ENFCO (European Network for Compliance Professionals)  ENFCO is a network of not-for-profit associations for in-house compliance professionals across Europe. The organisation facilitates the cooperation and communication between the participating associations and their incorporated professionals in the best spirit of a European Community, according to the network’s mission goals.

ACOI Referral Service

Referral Service: as the leading organisation for compliance professionals in the country, the Compliance Institute receives requests periodically from employers looking to fill positions in the compliance or data protection sector. Our members can request to be added to either the Professional Compliance Register or Data Protection Officer Register by completing and returning the relevant forms to [email protected] The details of these roles will be sent to you to review, and you can then apply directly to the company.

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