The Need for Standards, Education and Qualifications in the Investment Migration Industry
More than ever before the global Investment Migration (IM) industry needs to demonstrate transparency, responsibility, high standards of integrity and enhanced due diligence processes, given the levels of scrutiny, comment and challenge currently being experienced.
As the IM industry matures and its popularity continues to develop there is a pressing need to demonstrate that the industry can regulate itself and conduct itself in an appropriate and professional manner.
The IMC through its core objectives is a channel that can be used to gather all areas of the industry together to help establish professional standards, benchmarks, competencies, codes of conduct and best practice for those working in or associated with the industry.
Towards this end the IMC has established a global Education and Training division (IMCET) whose core objectives are:
- The development of professional competencies and standards for those working in the IM industry
- Accredited and certificated learning opportunities that lead to IMC professional status
- Education and training for all levels of staff
- Promoting integrity, ethics, transparency and best practice through education
- The delivery of cutting – edge professional training and on-going competency development.
The professionalisation of the industry via entry to the IMC by formal qualifications and experience is to be a cornerstone of responsible growth and development for the future and should be welcomed by all those within and those evaluating the status and value of the IM industry.
The new framework of Education and Training that has been created by the IMC will cater for all levels of background and experience, and the courses will be delivered by IMC Education and Training (IMCET).
IMC Qualification Structure and Levels
- Certification in Investment Migration: Cert (IM)
4-6 month course (Level – Fundamentals/ Intermediate)
- Diploma in Investment Migration: Dip (IM)
1 year course (Level – Advanced/ Professional)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Investment Migration: PG Dip (IM)
1 year course (Level – Expert/ Experienced Practitioner)
Current experienced practitioners in the industry will be eligible to continue with their professional membership or upgrade to Fellowship of the IMC.
By benchmarking those who are advisors and practitioners in the industry, (and who are committed to competency, standards and integrity), the level of professionalism and reputation of the industry will be enhanced.
All of the new range of IMC qualifications and training courses are designed to enhance the technical knowledge, competencies and expertise of those working in or associated with the industry.
The IMCET courses and training will be delivered through a flexible range of learning methods to enable individuals to study in a way that assists their lifestyle. The qualifications and training courses are international in content and focus but will involve a study of a number of individual country specific IM programs and common industry issues in order to give a complete overview of the workings of the industry.
Each course will be provided via the IMCET world class on-line Learning Management System, supported by:
- Course manuals produced by industry experts
- Digital Learning and case studies
- Workshops (face-to-face or virtual)
- Formal Assessments
Bill Howarth, Education Advisor
THE FIRST OF THE NEW QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2019.
For more information, kindly contact [email protected]