The International Compliance Association (ICA), a leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community, announced the signing of a partnership with the Czech Compliance Association (CCA) to offer the ICA’s suite of accredited qualifications in the Czech Republic.

The CCA is a non-profit membership organization for compliance and legal professionals. The partnership comes at a time of increased fraud and financial crime risk for all organizations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, underlying the importance of upskilling compliance and financial crime professionals in order to effectively detect and manage risk.

All ICA Certificates and Specialist Certificates will be offered to CCA members at a special discounted rate until September 30, along with a 15 percent discount on all other ICA qualifications. The 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.

“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,” said ICA President Bill Howarth in a press release. “ICA qualifications are designed to help financial services firms and other regulated sectors upskill 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.”

The International Compliance Association is a sister company to Compliance Week. Both organizations are under the umbrella of Wilmington plc.