ACOI is the leading compliance association for professionals in Ireland. Over 3,000 plus members benefit from our regular access to regulators, specialist insights and responsive approaches for better business outcomes. Our evolving professional development training and accreditation programmes delivered by our educational partners have set the standard for compliance in Ireland; advancing businesses and developing careers.
ACOI membership offers you a robust, in-built, diverse community where you can engage in online and in-person events. Meet with industry peers in a friendly, collaborative and trusted business environment.
With ACOI you're in good company.
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1. Benefits of becoming an ACOI member:
Discounted rates to the ACOI’s extensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events:
Continuous professional development (CPD) is a major factor when carving out a career in compliance, particularly when taking in to account the ever-changing regulatory environment with new and emerging legislation constantly on the agenda. The ACOI is the leading provider of CPD events for compliance professionals in Ireland. Last year, over 4,000 professionals working in the compliance, risk, regulation, and finance sectors attended ACOI CPD events which covered over 70 CPD hours.
As an ACOI member you will benefit from discounted and free access, to the ACOI’s wide range of CPD events which includes interactive workshops and webinars delivered by industry leaders and experts.
Excel in your career with industry recognition:
Your association with the ACOI demonstrates your commitment to the compliance profession and standards of the role. Those who take up an ACOI Professional Designation will further benefit from this.
Access to industry standard Education Programmes:
In conjunction with our education partners, the ACOI offer a broad range of accredited graduate and post graduate education in the various fields of compliance and business ethics, from level 7 to level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). These programmes aim to equip compliance professionals and those who deal with compliance and regulation with the necessary competence and skills to undertake their roles in a professional and effective manner.
The Education Programmes ACOI offers, are considered the industry standard for those working in the area of compliance, risk, regulation and finance in Ireland.
Advance your career with international recognition:
ACOI is a founding member of IFCA (International Federation of Compliance Associations). IFCA is an umbrella organisation for professional bodies that specialise in the practice of compliance.
The ACOI’s LCOI designation , is recognised internationally as ICCP (Internationally Certified Compliance Professional).
Build up your network of industry peers (both in Ireland and internationally):
ACOI regularly host events that relate directly to the concerns and interests of members. ACOI’s range of networking opportunities focus on bringing the compliance community together and facilitates effective networking and helps you build a contact base that can support you in your role and career.
Being part of ACOI also means you are part of a diverse global network of compliance professionals. The ACOI is connected with international associations, providing members with the opportunity to connect with professionals from all around the world.
The ACOI is a founding member of the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA) which was founded in Dublin in December 2010. IFCA is the umbrella organisation for professional bodies that specialise in the practice of compliance. Membership comprises of national compliance bodies from around the world that have been established for the benefit of their members. The purpose of the alliance is to co-ordinate and collaborate in ways that benefit business ethics and compliance professionals worldwide.
ACOI a member of ENFCO (European Network for Compliance Professionals) . ENFCO is a network of not-for-profit associations for in-house compliance professionals across Europe. As part of your membership you can also participate in ENFCO's relevant working groups to gain further knowledge or to offer your own expertise.
Be part of the voice of compliance in Ireland - have your voice heard:
One of ACOI’s strategic objectives, as set out in our three-year strategic plan, is that ACOI becomes the ‘voice of compliance’. In the past year we have receive widespread coverage in national and regional media, appearing in over 120 articles on a range of topics. ACOI is now seen by certain media outlets as the ‘Go To’ Association for commentary on matters relating to compliance.
As an ACOI member, you will have the opportunity to have your voice heard through ACOI’s Membership Surveys and therefore, contribute to the overall voice of the compliance industry in Ireland.
Hear about relevant career opportunities:
As the leading association for compliance professionals in the country, ACOI receives requests periodically from employers looking to fill positions in the compliance or data protection sector. Our members can request to be added to either the Professional Compliance Register or the Data Protection Officer Register by completing and returning the relevant forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of new opportunities will be sent to you to review, and you can then apply directly to the company.
Gain access to member-only CPD and educational resources:
ACOI members are granted access to member only areas of acoi.ie which include presentations and speeches from expert speakers in the area of compliance, risk, regulation and finance. These resources will prove extremely useful to anyone undertaking an ACOI Education Programme or anyone looking to improve their knowledge on a particular topic.
Keep up to date with the latest industry developments:
Getting and staying up to speed on the latest compliance matters requires a significant investment of your time. In a quickly changing regulatory landscape when new procedures, standards, directives and enforcements requires rapid business responses ACOI supports you with continuous compliance clarity.
The ACOI has a wide variety of working groups, made up of industry experts, which serve to provide members with the latest insights on current and pending issues of relevance. As an ACOI member, you will have access to top-class insight and knowledge from our working groups and through our various member communications:
As an ACOI member you will receive our monthly newsletter containing updates and insights on all the latest work of the ACOI along with upcoming opportunities that may be beneficial to you and/or your organisation.
The ACOI is the trusted voice of compliance in Ireland. The Irish Compliance Quarterly, ACOI’s quarterly magazine, is an extremely valuable resource to those working and studying in the area of compliance, risk, regulation and finance.
The ICQ features relevant articles from subject matter experts on regulatory updates and detailed analysis of compliance regulation and legislation in financial services plus, information about the ACOI's ongoing educational and professional development initiatives. Whatever stage your career is at, you will benefit from reading the ICQ Magazine.
Compliance Files podcast series:
In a quickly evolving regulatory landscape with new legislation, regulations, codes and enforcements constantly being developed and entering into force, getting and staying up to speed on the latest compliance developments requires a significant investment of your time and effort.
Whether you are a student, a compliance professional, a head of compliance, a regulator or board member, the ACOI’s Compliance Files podcast series will support you in keeping up to date on all the latest industry changes and talking points in convenient format.
2. Types of ACOI membership:
Affiliate Membership is for you if:
The ACOI invites all those with an interest in the area of compliance, risk and finance to become an affiliate member of the ACOI.
Ordinary Membership is for you if:
Have successfully completed one of the following ACOI Education Programmes but have not yet taken up the relevant designation:
In order to maintain your Ordinary Membership, you must:
Designate Membership is for you if:
In order to maintain your Designate Membership, you must:
Are members who have been recognised by the ACOI for their contribution to the field of compliance and business ethics. This is the highest level of membership offered by the ACOI and is awarded to members who are considered for their position, experience or by reason of their eminence in regulatory compliance or business ethics.
3. How to Become an ACOI Member: (new members)
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4. Cost of ACOI Membership:
Annual Subscription for:
Designate subscription is capped at €250 regardless of how many designations a member holds.
Annual Subscription Rates have remained the same for the past 3 years.
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5. How to Renew your ACOI Membership: (current members)
Note: at the end of October 2021, the ACOI will remove the online payment option and the renewal invoice. After this, members will need to contact the ACOI office directly or make the payment through EFT to renew their membership.
Questions about ACOI Membership?
If you have further queries regarding a new membership subscription or renewal of an existing membership, please call us on
+353 1 779 0200 or email email@example.com with subject title 'Membership Query'.