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Academic Council


  • Professional/Fellow Members will elect an Academic Council to provide inputs. SFCCA will also nominate 2 persons. The term shall be 3 years at one go.

  • The Academic Council shall work with SFCCA Management through different Working Groups setup to review its recommendations based on coverage, practicality, ease of learning, and testing quality. 

  • Our courses will remain Singapore and Hong Kong focussed irrespective of where the Council members are from.

  • SFCCA will always lead on the actual technical content used and our view is the final one. Hence, the focus of the Academic Council is on "Learner experience".


No Advisory Board

  • We have chosen to go down the Academic Council route as opposed to the Advisory Board route which tends to be ineffective as members are too senior to take out any real time to add value.

  • In place of an Advisory Board we plan a Honorary Fellow status conferred on some of the senior leaders in the FCC space. This more accurately reflects the unidirectional relationship of recognition and benefits.


Hands-On Manager's Inputs

  • We want hands-on middle/senior managers who have completed our Professional/Fellow Programmes to facilitate the course's evolution, i.e., people who get their hands dirty in the field and actually manage the day-to-day risks of ML/TF.

  • Our Learners provide the best inputs. e.g., we enhanced the Professional course's practise tests from 57 to 100 questions, included an instalment plan, and are adopting new payment options, based on their suggestions.

  • We believe that this approach will help to balance the theoretical with the practical.


The Academic Council will be listed below.