What is a designation?

After a member has completed an academic qualification with one of our academic partners, Institute of Banking or DCU they may be eligible to take-up an industry recognised professional designation offered by the ACOI.

By accepting the invitation to take up one of these designations the holder embraces an ethos of life-long learning by keeping abreast of developments in the dynamic field of regulatory compliance and ethics. It is a statement that they have attained a level of technical competence.

Once you keep up to date by undertaking your CPD, your technical competence to do the job will be a given. Competence is one of the cornerstones of any profession.

Designation Letter Designation Title Associated Programme
LCOI Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Professional Diploma in Compliance
CDPO Certified Data Protection Officer Professional Certificate in Data Protection
CFCPP Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland MSc in Compliance 
FCOI Fellow of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland  MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility)
First Second Third
Academic Qualifications Professional Membership Category Professional Designations
From the Highest to the lowest Just one category applies Designations are first ordered by the level of designation (from highest to lowest)


Final rule: Use spaces and not commas to separate your qualifying letters.