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The International Association of Certified Compliance Specialists (IACCS) has developed criteria to enhance competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas. The Certified Compliance Specialist (CCS)  designation heightens a certificate holder’s credibility both within his or her organization and amongst peers. It encourages continual personal and professional growth in compliance skills and recognizes individuals meeting the criteria through its internationally accredited compliance certification programme.

The IACCS will provide members with the training, information and skills for professional development and certify those who achieve and maintain the pillars of competency throughout their careers.

We are committed to you and your ongoing development, and we are committed to raising standards of professionalism throughout firms and financial centres around the world. We believe in transferring knowledge and skills so our members have confidence in their ability to continue to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

We believe in the power of networks and the global community, and it is our aim to provide you with the opportunity to realise and enhance your career ambitions.

Attaining certification with the IACCS is a mark of excellence.


IACCS Objectives

The Certified Compliance Specialist designation has been formulated to:

  • Establish a superior standard of knowledge and competence for regulatory compliance professionals working in the financial services and other related industries
  • Formally recognize those who meet this standard of excellence
  • Provide employers with a tool to identify skilled, knowledgeable professionals
  • Support the benefits of professional continuing education and development


The IACCS intends to promote greater understanding of the benefits of best compliance, CFT, anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention practice. Our objective is to establish and maintain standards for professionals through continuing education and examination programmes. We will maintain and promote the IACCS Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct within our membership by ensuring business is conducted with integrity, diligence and professionalism.