Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland

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Dublin 2

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Nature of Business
Representative Body for Compliance Officers in Ireland


The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) is the professional body for Compliance Officers working in financial services in Ireland. Established in 2002, ACOI is a not for profit organisation whose principal interest is in the education, training
and competency development of Compliance Officers.

ACOI has over 2,600 members and provide a range of university accredited education courses to members at Certificate, Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Masters level. Our Licentiate (LCOI) and Fellowship (FCOI) designations are considered the benchmark designations to demonstrate competence to work in compliance in financial services under the Central Bank Fitness & Probity standards. Our speciliast designations Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner (CFCPP) enable the holder to have an industry recognised professional designation. 

The principles of academic rigor with practical relevance guide the design of all our programmes. This ensures graduates possess the requisite skills, judgement and ability to deal with practical issues in the management and practice of compliance in the financial services industry. The ACOI offer programmes in partnership with UCD, DCU and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Click here to view our full suite of programmes.

ACOI also run ongoing CPD events for our members – indeed members holding our designations must complete annual CPD to maintain that designation. A key benefit of membership is the facilitation of networking between members. ACOI promotes high ethical standards among all persons engaged in regulatory compliance.

Now more than ever, the role of the compliance professional is centre stage in all financial institutions. The spotlight on compliance will continue into the future as the institutions deal with increasing regulation and the need to be open, transparent and accountable.

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