Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention application form

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Application process

Step 1
Please choose which entry route you would like to be considered under for this programme:
You must be a current member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland, or become a member, to register for this programme. Membership is currently €150 per year.
Step 2
Please attach the following supporting documentation
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.

Please find the Declaration form here

IMPORTANT: Official results transcripts and declaration of work experience forms can be scanned for application purposes, however, if accepted on to the programme originals will need to be sighted before being registered to the programme. Please note, if results transcripts are in a foreign language, we will require an official translated version.

If you have any queries in filling out this application form please email [email protected]

Step 3
Complete this online application form
Application Form Details
fields marked with an asterix are mandatory
Personal details

** Institute programmes are delivered through English and students are expected to be proficient in English. This proficiency is typically evidenced by use in the daily working environment, through passing English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination/equivalent, by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test or through other documented verifiable means. This minimum standard is an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band in the academic version) or equivalent. Further information is available from Registry or [email protected].

Education/work experience

Name and address of
institutions attended 





Programmes or
subjects passed


(e.g. BA, Bsc, MBA)

NFQ Level *

(e.g. 6,7,8,9)

Class of qualification
e.g.1st class honours


* Please see Irish National Framework of Qualification


Employer name





Title and brief job description


Professional association





Grade/Category of membership

Give the names and contact details of two professional/academic referees who may be contacted in support of your application. (Referees will not be contacted without advising you in advance).
Where did you hear about this programme
Data protection notice

About this data protection notice

This data protection notice sets out details of the personal data relating to you that is collected by the Institute of Banking and how that data is processed.


Who collects your data?

Your data is collected by The Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 (trading as The Institute of Banking) (‘the Institute’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’). The Institute is a Data Controller and is committed to protecting your rights in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


What information do we collect about you?

In order to provide our services to you, we collect personal details, contact information, details of previous qualifications and work experience, and other identifying and supporting information that you supply in support of your application. We may need to collect personal data relating to you from third party sources, such as your employer. The data we collect from you will be used by the Institute only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this privacy notice.


We may collect your data in the following manner:

  • Electronic form e.g. online application form, attachments, email

  • Verbal e.g. telephone conversation

  • Written form e.g. any documentation in support of your application to include but not limited to; letter of support, transcript of results, CV, details of previous qualifications including English language certification where relevant.


Are you required to provide the information?

We require you to complete the mandatory fields identified in this online application for the purposes of entering into a contract with you. If you do not provide us with the information required in these fields, we may be unable to process your application.


How will your information be used?


The information collected in this online application may be shared with the following areas of the Institute:


  • Programme Management Team: for the purpose of providing further information on the programme of study for which you have applied

  • Programme Subcommittee: for the purpose of verifying your eligibility and suitability for the programme of study

  • Registry Department: for the purpose of registering you to the programme and advising you of upcoming registration closing dates and semester start dates for the programme

  • Finance Department: for the purpose of collection of fees.


The data we collect about you will be used to:


  • access your eligibility and suitability for the programme of study for which you applied

  • verify your previous educational qualifications, work experience and language competency

  • provide information on schedules and timetables including lecture dates, webinar information and exam dates and venues

  • provide information to UCD in support of your application where necessary.


The legal basis for collecting your data

For the purposes outlined in this privacy notice your personal data will be processed on the basis of your legitimate interests.


How we store and secure your data

Any data we collect from you will be stored confidentially and securely. In keeping with the data protection principles, we will store your application related data for a period of five academic years.

When we store your personal data on our systems the data will be stored either on the Institute’s secure I.T. platforms within the EEA which are also subject to European data protection requirements.


Who receives your information?

The Institute will share your data with third parties service providers where necessary for example I.T. support, other professional advisors and may disclose your information to other legal and regulatory bodies where requested or required by law. In certain circumstances, the Institute may also disclose your information to UCD, and third-party disclosure may also take place to funding bodies and agencies that support or sponsor your application.


In connection with the above purposes, we may transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area, including to a jurisdiction which is not recognised by the European Commission as providing for an equivalent level of protection for personal data as is provided for in the European Union. If and to the extent that we do so, we will ensure that appropriate measures are in place to comply with our obligations under applicable law governing such transfers, which may include entering into a contract governing the transfer which contains the “standard contractual clauses” approved for this purpose by the European Commission, or in respect of transfers to the United States of America, ensuring that the transfer is covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Further details of the measures that we have taken in this regard and the territories to which your personal data may be transferred are available by contacting our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].


When we share your data with the third parties outlined here the Institute will ensure that the data is only processed according to our specific instructions and that the same standards of confidentiality and security are maintained. Once the processing of the data is complete any third parties with whom data was shared will be required to return the data to the Institute save where they are required to retain it by law.


What are your rights?

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions:


  • You are entitled to ask for a copy of the personal data, which the Institute of Banking holds

about you.

  • The right to have any inaccuracies in your personal data amended

  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data

  • The right to have the personal data that we hold about you erased

  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data

  • The right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly

used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller

  • Where processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any




If you want to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below. If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed you may in the first instance contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.


The Institute of Banking has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through [email protected] or by writing to: The Data Protection Officer, The Institute of Banking, IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.


If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Data Protection Commission for a decision. The Data Protection Commission can be contacted at:


Data Protection Commission

Canal House

Station Road


R32 AP23 Co. Laois