ACI’s Education Programme

“The wholesale financial markets are dynamic and fast changing. These conditions demand qualified, highly professional people with wide-ranging market skills and knowledge.”

As the largest international professional body for dealers and back office personnel in the wholesale financial markets, with membership in over 60 countries, ACI is committed to providing globally acknowledged, portable, professional qualifications and educational opportunities that enhance career prospects, improve job performance and set benchmarks of professionalism for 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’s examinations and regulatory requirements are aligned on common ground.

In today’s markets, it is particularly relevant for market participants to be able to qualify their professionalism and adherence to industry best practice through appropriate ACI Certificates and Diplomas. It is equally important that employers recognise ACI qualifications as a quality indicator of market knowledge and through the ACI Board of Education we are working hard to establish the ACI suite of qualifications as an essential element in the training and professional development of all staff working for institutions and firms engaged in financial markets activities.

ACI Ireland has been making this vision real for hundreds of financial markets professionals for four decades. Complementing our professional examinations in Ireland are a breadth of formal and informal education options – from Lunch and Learns and Leaders’ Breakfast events to the enormously successful and globally acknowledged ACI Dealing Simulation Course and the ACI’s new ACI FMA Model Code eLearning and Certification portal.

The ELAC Portal provides employers and individual market practitioners in the financial sector with a high-quality, accredited continuing professional development solution, helping the industry reclaim professional standards in ethical conduct in a sustainable manner.

Education Courses available:


ACI Dealing Certificate          for further and registration details

ACI Operations Certificate    for further and registration details

ACI Model Code Certificate    for further and registration details

ACI Diploma                             for further and registration details


Or contact ACI Ireland Education officer Jonathan Weir at