ACI FMA Education - Globally Acknowledged, Portable, Professional Qualifications

ACI FMA 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 FMA communicates regularly with a wide range of national Regulators on the education and training of market participants. ACI FMA also works closely with regulatory bodies in a number of countries to ensure that market standards, ACI FMA examinations and regulatory requirements all find common ground.

Exam registration

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


Certificates & Diplomas

ACI FMA 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 FMA exams are in English and computer based. The ACI Dealing Certificate and the ACI Operations Certificate 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 New Version — The ACI Dealing Certificate New Version Exam has been designed to cover the basic competence skills for the new entrants in dealing floors and all other financial markets roles related to foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities instruments.

ACI Dealing Certificate New Version

ACI Dealing Certificate — The ACI Dealing Certificate Exam is a foundation programme that allows candidates to acquire a working knowledge of the structure and operation of the major foreign exchange and money markets as well as their core products.

ACI Dealing Certificate

ACI Operations Certificate New Version — The ACI Operations Certificate New Version Exam has been designed to cover the basic competence skills for the new entrants in roles of Back and Middle Office environments, as a well-trained and efficiently organised Treasury Operations Department is essential to complete every financial markets transaction.

ACI Operations Certificate New Version

ACI Operations Certificate — The ACI Operations Certificate Exam has been designed to provide a benchmark for competency in all aspects of the operations and settlement processes.

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

ACI Diploma New Version — The ACI Diploma New Version s an advanced level, continuing professional development qualification for Financial Market practitioners.

 ACI Diploma New Version 

Continuing Professional Development


ELAC — The E-Learning Attestation and Certification portal allows demonstration of adherence to Codes of Conduct on a continuous basis through a Personal Accreditation rating (PAR). 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.

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ACI Online FX Global Code Certificate

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

Online FX Global Code Certificate 

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 FMA 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 FMA 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 FMA 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

  • Chris Howlett (ACI Australia)
  • Daniel Varni (ACI Suisse)
  • Elena Trimceska (ACI Macedonia, Vice Chair)
  • Faris Ababneh (ACI Jordan)
  • Hayley Brooks (ACI United Kingdom)
  • Kennedy Bwalya (ACI Zambia)
  • Martin Runo (ACI Kenya)
  • Michael Guarino (ACI Americas)
  • Perry Savundranayagam (Sri Lanka Forex Association)
  • R Ravichandran (ACI Singapore)
  • Rui Correia (ACI Portugal, Chair)
  • Sharma Rambocus (ACI South Africa)
  • Sladjana Sredojevic (ACI Serbia)
  • Tamer Khalifa (ACI Egypt)

Contact us

Tel : + 33 1 42 97 51 15