ACI provides a suite of specialized examinations targeting Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Money Markets, Derivatives, Repos, Asset Liability and Risk Management for front, middle and back-office staff. All of the ACI exams are in English and computer based.

(i) ACI Dealing Certificate

The ACI Dealing Certificate is a foundation program that allows candidates to acquire a working knowledge of the structure and operation of the major foreign exchange and money markets, including the ability to apply the fundamental mathematics used in these markets, and their core products (cash, forwards and derivatives), and the basic skills required for competent participation, including the ability to apply the fundamental mathematics used in these markets. Candidates should also be able to apply The Model Code to their situation.

The course is designed for the following groups:

  • New entrants and junior dealers (0-18 Month’s Experience) in the dealing room
  • Middle office and operations personnel
  • Auditors and compliance officers

(ii) ACI Operations Certificate

No transaction can take place without the back-office. It provides a vital service to the front office by ensuring that all funds flow in a timely and correct manner and all the necessary documentation is completed. This examination has been designed to provide a benchmark for competency in all aspects of the operations process.

The ACI Operations Certificate supports treasury operations teams and related groups to efficiently cope with stronger competition in the financial markets and to smooth co-operation with supervisory bodies. Candidates will become up-to-date with the latest developments that affect the treasury operations. It also helps candidates to develop a front to end treasury view in terms of process promoting a better understanding between trading community and operations staff.

The course is designed for the following groups:

  • Operations staff with at least 2 years of experience and seniors
  • Other Trading Room Support Areas
  • Internal and external Auditors
  • Compliance and Risk Officers
  • Product Control
  • Vendors

(iii) ACI Model Code Certificate

The Model Code is ACI’s Code of Conduct and describes market best practices and conventions for global financial markets. It is recognized by many central banks and financial institutions around the globe as market standard. The Model Code examination aims at promoting the ACI best practices and conventions amongst market practitioners.

This new Model Code exam is based on the Model Code including FX Best Practices Operations.

The course is designed for the following groups:

  • Market practitioners in FXMM
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Senior practitioners who wish to sit the ACI Diploma
  • ACI Operations Certificate holders who wish to sit the ACI Diploma

Advanced Level

Diploma — The ACI Diploma is the advanced level learning for Financial Market practitioners.

The new ACI Suite of Diplomas is comprised of several modules covering core topics of the global financial markets.

  • Diploma 1: Foreign Exchange & FX Options
  • Diploma 2: Fixed Income & Money Markets
  • Diploma 3: Asset, Liability & Risk Management
  • Diploma 4: Advanced Derivatives

The new ACI Suite of Diplomas builds on the ACI Dealing Certificate and the ACI Operations Certificate as well as on the ACI Model Code exam. It is designed to ensure that candidates acquire a deep theoretical and practical knowledge of financial markets with emphasis on currency, interest rate and credit derivative instruments, and the linkages that exist between those markets and risk management. It stresses the importance of best practice and market conduct in addition to technical skills. Candidates are expected to have acquired a solid grounding in the core subject areas and have the requisite skills in financial mathematics prior to matriculating for the Diploma.

The course is designed for the following groups:

  • Senior foreign exchange and money market dealers
  • Currency, interest rate and credit derivatives traders and risk managers
  • Corporate, institutional and bank treasurers
  • Senior operations staff (middle & back office)
  • Professional investors and hedge fund managers
  • Risk controllers (market risk and model validation)
  • Portfolio managers
  • Asset-liability managers


In order to become eligible for one of the new ACI Diplomas you either need to be a holder of the ACI Dealing Certificate or the ACI Operations Certificate or the ACI Model Code Certificate.

Dates for conducting ACI examinations January– June 2019







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Examination time

  • Time : 11.00am (Local time) Venue:
  • The Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services, Plot 10, Buganda Road

For Registration and details of the cost,

Please contact The ACI Education Team at the email address: or call Tel : +33 1 42 97 51 15

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Contact Info

Plot 10 Buganda Road, P.O Box 4986, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: (+256) 414-233628

Fax: (+256) 414-234259


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