Compliance Institute  Designations

The Compliance Institute is the leading association for compliance professionals in the country, with 3,250 plus members. In Ireland, the Compliance Institute is recognised as the primary association for awarding designations in the area of compliance and ethics, with the Compliance Institute Designations being the benchmark to demonstrate competence to work in Compliance in financial services

Compliance Institute Professional Designations

LCOI

LCOI

Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland

 

 

FCOI

FCOI

Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland

CFCPP

CFCPP

Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner  

CDPO

CDPO

Certified Data Protection Officer  

 

CFCPP

CECA

Certified Ethics and Culture Advisor

What are the benefits of holding an Compliance Institute Designation?

  1. Holding a Compliance Institute Designation demonstrates your commitment to the compliance profession and standards of the role.
  2. It is a statement to current and/or potential employers that you have attained a level of technical competence and are ready to take the next step in your career – holding an Compliance Institute Designation will help advance your career.
  3. Compliance Institute Designations are considered to be the benchmark designation for many roles in the compliance, risk, regulatory and finance sectors and are recognised by the Irish regulators: the Central Bank of Ireland and the Data Protection Commission.
  4. The Compliance Institute’s LCOI Designation satisfies the Central Bank’s Minimum Competency Code  which ‘ sets out the minimum professional standards for persons providing certain financial services, in particular when dealing with consumers.
  5. Recipients of the Compliance Institute’s LCOI Designation are recognised by International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA) members as ICCP (Internationally Certified Compliance Professional).
Taking up an ACOI Designation:

Taking up a Compliance Institute Designation:

On graduating from a Compliance Institute Education Programme , you will be invited to take up a Compliance Institute Designation and use the associated designation title.

In order to continue using your designation title, you are required to meet the Compliance Institute’s Designation criteria annually. 

Maintaing your Compliance Institute designation:

  1. You must be a current member of the the Compliance Institute, (membership runs from August to July each year). Click here to become a member/renew your membership; and
  2. You must obtain and log the minimum CPD credits required for your designation each year (CPD runs from January to December each year).
Maintaing your ACOI designation:

Compliance Institute Designatory Letters, Titles and Associated Programmes:

Designation Letters Designation Title Associated Programme Notes 
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland MSc in Compliance  The highest-level designation the Compliance Institute offers to its members
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) The highest-level designation the Compliance Institute offers to its members
CFCPP Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention  
CDPO Certified Data Protection Officer Professional Certificate in Data Protection  
CECA Certified Ethics and Culture Advisor Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services   
LCOI Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Professional Diploma in Compliance Designation satisfies the Central Bank of Ireland's Minimum Competency Code and those holding the LCOI designation are recognised by IFCA (International Foundation of Compliance Officers) as Internationally Certified Compliance Professionals (ICCP).
Designation Letters Designation Title Associated Programme Notes 
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland MSc in Compliance  The highest-level designation the Compliance Institute offers to its members
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) The highest-level designation the Institute offers to its members
CFCPP Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention  
CDPO Certified Data Protection Officer Professional Certificate in Data Protection  
CECA Certified Ethics and Culture Advisor Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services   
LCOI Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Professional Diploma in Compliance Designation satisfies the Central Bank of Ireland's Minimum Competency Code and those holding the LCOI designation are recognised by IFCA (International Foundation of Compliance Officers) as Internationally Certified Compliance Professionals (ICCP).

How should I use qualifying letters in my professional title?

Generally, the sequence is as follows;

First Second Third
Academic Qualifications Professional Membership Category Professional Designations
From the Highest to the lowest Just one category applies Designations are first ordered by the level of designation (from highest to lowest)
First Second Third
Academic Qualifications Professional Membership Category Professional Designations
From the Highest to the lowest Just one category applies Designations are first ordered by the level of designation (from highest to lowest)

Example : Tess Mullen PhD MSc BA FIB FCOI CDPO CFCPP LCOI

Final rule: Use spaces and not commas to separate your qualifying letters.

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