ACI Education - Globally Acknowledged, Portable, Professional Qualifications

ACI Education Programme

Global wholesale financial markets are dynamic and fast changing and these conditions demand highly qualified people with wide-ranging market skills and knowledge.

ACI's Education Programme provides globally acknowledged, portable, professional qualifications that enhance career prospects, improve job performance and set benchmarks within the industry. ACI communicates regularly with a wide range of national Regulators on the education and training of market participants. ACI also works closely with regulatory bodies in a number of countries to ensure that market standards, ACI examinations and regulatory requirements all find common ground.

Exam registration

Registration and booking for ACI Certificates and Diploma can be made through our Global Education Centre.



Certificates & Diplomas

ACI provides a suite of specialised examinations targeting Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Money Markets, Derivatives, Repos, Asset Liability, Risk Management and Conduct for front, middle and back-office staff. All ACI exams are in English and computer based. The ACI Dealing Certificate, the ACI Operations Certificate and the ACI Diploma are also available in German. Training companies and business schools provide classroom training and distance learning materials which help you prepare for your exam.. Study packs and trainers are available to help you prepare for your exam.

Introductory Level

ACI Dealing Certificate — The ACI Dealing Certificate offers delegates both technical and practical learning in as well as ethical behaviour principles expected from someone working within a front office role, the syllabus...

ACI Dealing Certificate

ACI Operations Certificate — The ACI operation Certificate offers delegates both technical and operational learning as well as ethical behaviour principles expected from someone working within Middle and back Office, the syllabus...

ACI Operations Certificate

ACI FX Global Code Certificate — The ACI FX Global Code Certificate offers formal testing and qualification of an individual’s comprehensive understanding of the 6 themes and 55 principles set out in the Global Code.

FX Global Code Certificate

 Advanced Level

Diploma — the ACI Diploma is an advanced level, continuing professional development qualification for Financial Market practitioners.

 ACI Diploma

Continuing Professional Development (ELAC)

ELAC provides employers and individuals operating in professional financial markets with a high-quality, accredited, continuing professional development solution that encourages the highest standards of conduct and industry best practice. 

With the support of the ACI members network, and engagement with the industry, ELAC empowers employers to demonstrate the concrete steps [taken] to ensure that staff are educated continuously on ethical conduct standards. ELAC provides firms with the assurance that staff are not only aware of industry best practice, they also understand their individual adherence obligations.

Read more about ELAC

"ELAC- a true state of the art continuing learning portal that keeps market practitioners up to date with industry codes of conduct and best market practice" 


Board of Education

The Board of Education (BOE) is responsible for and advises ACI’s Executive Board on all decisions concerning formal education within ACI that is of an international nature. It proposes an ongoing strategy, defines the format and content, and also implements a marketing and communication policy of ACI’s education and examination program.

The BOE evaluates publications and study materials to be published under the ACI logo or in relation to ACI’s examinations, monitors examination centres or the relationship with the supplier of examination centres. It is an advisory body for all education matters of a domestic (national) nature. It advises all local ACI associations in the organisation of International Dealer Seminars and oversees the relationships with Academic partners.

Mission Statement

ACI’s education mission is to promote the highest global standards of professionalism, competence and ethics in activities and products in financial markets through ongoing educational programs and examinations.

Board of Education composition

Voting Members:

  • Chair of the Board of Education
  • Regional Representatives
  • Chairman ACI Market Expert Committee
  • Market Expert Operations
  • Market Expert Regulatory/Central Bank
  • Training Expert

Non Voting members:

  • ACI Director of Education
  • ACI Deputy Director of Education