Foundational Certificate in AML and KYC
Enroll in the foundational Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) Program and take your Anti-Financial Crime Career to the next level!
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Did you know that 2-5 % of the global GDP is related to money laundering? In 2019, global GDP was at 145$ trillion — 5 % of it is over 7$ trillion; that's roughly the size of Japan's economy. Similarly, terror organizations have long threatened our lives. It is estimated that terrorists kill an average of 21,000 people worldwide each year.
Money laundering and terrorist financing are global challenges, and the prevention of these crimes is a core area for many regulators and organizations worldwide. In this Certificate Program, you will acquire relevant foundational knowledge about money laundering and anti-money laundering (AML) as well as terrorist financing and counter-terrorist financing (CTF). In addition, you will learn practical concepts to implement AML/CTF measures, including policies/procedures and suspicious activity reports (SAR).
This Certificate Program also covers foundational knowledge of customer due diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC). Understanding CDD/KYC in the context of AML/CTF is crucial for organizations and professionals working in compliance and anti-financial crime.
- Understand money laundering and terrorist financing
- Explain how money laundering and terrorist financing work in practice
- Comprehend money laundering and terrorist financing examples
- Understand Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF)
- Identify key AML/CTF compliance concepts in practice
- Learn about the risk-based approach (RBA), policies/procedures, suspicious activity reports (RBA), etc.
- Understand customer due diligence (CDD) and know your customer (KYC)
- Identify different levels of risk and customer due diligence
- Professionals wanting to acquire and demonstrate specialized knowledge in AML and Compliance
- Professionals wanting to increase their value through a better understanding of AML and Compliance
- Professionals wanting to build a comprehensive AML and Compliance knowledge
- Career starters and students wanting to get an edge in AML and Compliance
For participating in this Certificate Program, you will need an electronic device with online video-viewing capabilities (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, etc.). You will need no previous knowledge in compliance or anti-financial crime, although this is helpful. A background in business, legal, or finance might also be beneficial but is not required.
This Certification Program is presented entirely online. Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for Certification Programs.
What You Will Get From This Course
Gain the relevant knowledge to ensure that you are supporting your firm and progressing your career.
Get a certificate from the FCA Financial Crime Academy and SSBM Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva.
Study on-demand and at your own time and pace, regardless of where you are in the world with this flexible online course.
Get access to our exclusive LinkedIn group with 1,500+ like-minded professionals and experts.
Download supplementary course material such as the comprehensive course study guide.
Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions and determine which skills you have mastered!
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Tangible Career Impact
If you have been in the industry for years and want to polish your skills, or if you are just starting out and want to acquire comprehensive knowledge, this online training is for you. Accelerate your corporate risk management, compliance, and anti-financial crime career by acquiring in-demand skills with this on-demand training!
Accelerate your career by acquiring in-demand skills with this on-demand training.
Increase your knowledge and learn to effectively mitigate AML/KYC risk in a corporate environment.
Obtain the course certificate to improve your resumé and get access to stellar opportunities.
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Is this Course for You?
Upon successful completion of the program, course participants will be awarded the Foundational Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer by the Financial Crime Academy and the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva.
Learn from seasoned Industry Experts
This Training is steered by the global FCA Advisory Board to ensure Educational Quality and Practical Relevance for Program Participants.
Salih is a seasoned internal auditor and experienced fraud examiner with over 20+ years of professional experience. He has a wide range of industry experience including textile, iron and steel, petroleum, construction, FMCG, and retail industry. Salih has extensive experience in fields such as internal audit, risk management, internal controls, business process improvement, and organizational analysis.
Anna has 10+ years of experience in communications and is a specialist at YouControl Academy — which has already educated more than 12,000 people around the world and is a cooperation partner of the Financial Crime Academy. Previously, Anna has worked in the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, educating people on the importance of establishing democratic values in Ukraine.
Omer is an experienced senior auditor with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry in the MENA region. Omer has worked for several of the "Big 4" accounting firms on matters of internal audit, external audit, corporate investigations, and others.
Usman is an experienced compliance and risk management professional. In the past, he worked on projects related to regulatory compliance, risk management, finance, and internal audit. Usman specializes, in particular, in regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audit, policies and procedures, and SOP development.
Christiaan is a jurist, compliance counsel, and anti-financial crime specialist. Christiaan is uniquely experienced in international banking and in the dynamic global FinTech space across multiple jurisdictions.
Ahsan is an experienced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) expert. Currently, Ahsan is responsible for matters of operational AML compliance and governance, working for a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company. He also holds an MBA degree and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Mario has over 20 years of professional experience in various senior management positions, working for several international corporations. Mario holds an MBA and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of St. Gallen. His research motivation focuses on the fields of information security, open-source software, and mobile. He is currently the Academic Director at the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM) and Postdoc at the University of St. Gallen.
William is a seasoned researcher at the Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute, where he works to find solutions surrounding the global poaching crisis. William is highly skilled in analysis, feature engineering, and machine learning, which he leverages to analyze anti-poaching/wildlife trafficking and the convergence with transnational crime and global terror.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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On the pricing table, choose the option that is right for you and click on the "Enroll Now" button. Alternatively, click on the "Enroll Now" button on top of the page to directly enroll in the Standard option. After you have completed the purchase, you will be automatically enrolled in the course.
You can pay with a variety of different credit cards. The supported card brands include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, China UnionPay (CUP), and Japan Credit Bureau (JCB).
There are no formally required homework assignments, although it is recommended that you repeat relevant study materials at your own pace.
You don't have to take an exam or test as part of this online training. You are, however, required to complete several multiple-choice questions as part of the course. The number of attempts is unlimited.
You will get your official Certificate after you have completed all lessons of this course. The Certificate does not expire.
Prerequisites are rare and are identified in the syllabus for each course. Most courses start with the “Essentials” and work up to just the right depth for staff at all levels to apply to your specific programs and systems.
This course is a self-paced video course that is structured in individual modules. The course also comprises multiple choice questions and you can complete the entire content at your own pace.
The course is written and presented by subject matter experts working around the world. It pulls examples from many countries and is globally appropriate.
Yes, the lessons and examples are relevant to any industry.
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On a Final Note
At Financial Crime Academy, we believe that education is the key to solving every challenge in the world. This is true especially for corporate risk management, compliance, and anti-financial crime. We are dedicated to delivering applicable educational programs to improve the knowledge, skills, and careers of professionals working in relevant functions. Altogether, I am certain that we can make a difference – Fighting financial crime with online education.