About ICMA Education

ICMA views education as an essential part of its commitment to setting high professional standards in the industry. The ICMA Fixed Income certificate has been an essential qualification for many years and indeed many of today’s industry leaders are graduates of the course. We work in a highly innovative sector of the finance industry and as we have continued to develop international standards which will support the growth and adoption of new products, such as green and social bonds, we have extended our education offering to keep pace with market needs.

You can now choose from more than 20 courses across the spectrum of fixed income activity and beyond, with newly developed virtual and online self-study courses at different levels to match your requirements. Whether you are starting out in financial markets or looking to progress your career by acquiring a higher level qualification a programme from ICMA is backed by our market knowledge and experience.  

ICMA courses are designed and delivered by industry professionals and fall into the following categories:
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Fixed Income Trading & Strategies
  • Financial Markets Operations
  • Repo & Collateral Markets
  • Green, Social and Sustainable Bonds
In addition to covering the breadth of capital market content, we offer professional development training for participants at every stage of their career and our courses are delivered at the following levels:
  • Foundation  –  examined and certified courses designed to provide an overview of various sectors of the capital markets
  • Advanced    –  examined and certified courses designed for those with five years or more experience in the field
  • Specialist    –  non-assessed courses designed as deep dives into specific topics
  • Workshop   –  non-assessed courses based on specific ICMA documentation and activities  

Study with ICMA Education to benefit from:
  • Recognition and experience
    ICMA has provided internationally recognised courses developed in conjunction with ICMA’s team of experts in market practice documentation and regulation for over 40 years.
  • Accreditation
    Co-certified by ICMA and the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading, our courses are also CPD™ certified and eligible for industry and organisational CPD requirements.
  • Relevance
    Our trainers are leading experts in their fields, with courses supported by ICMA’s expertise ensuring content is kept up to date with current market and regulatory practice.

Methods of Delivery

Public courses
We run our most popular courses throughout the year in main European financial centres and via a livestreamed format. Our public courses are a great opportunity to network with peers, whether face to face or via our digital learning platform.

In-house courses
If your company is looking to train a full department in a specific area, the in-house option is the most cost-effective way to receive training that is tailored and relevant, and we also offer all of our off-the-shelf courses on an in-house basis.
In-house courses can be delivered face-to-face, or remotely on a livestreamed version.

Online courses
We offer all our Foundation courses and our flagship Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) fully online as a self-study option that incorporates pre-recorded videos, downloadable pdfs, mock quizzes to check your understanding of the course and a fully online examination that can be taken from the comfort of your own home or office.

All staff from ICMA member firms are eligible for highly discounted rates.
Join ICMA Executive Education on:

ICMA Zurich

T: +41 44 363 4222
Dreikönigstrasse 8
8002 Zurich
ICMA London

T: +44 20 7213 0310
110 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6EU
ICMA Paris

T: +33 1 70 17 64 72
62 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris
ICMA Brussels

T: +32 2 801 13 88
Avenue des Arts 56
1000 Brussels
ICMA Hong Kong

T: +852 2531 6592
Unit 3603, Tower 2
Lippo Centre
89 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong
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