Certificate in AML/CTF Suspicious Activity Reports

Enroll in the Certificate in AML/CTF Suspicious Activity Reports and take your Anti-Money Laundering Career to the next level!

Course Description

Financial crime is a threat that is becoming ever more widespread, is increasingly hard to detect and often a worrying unknown. Aside from the threat it poses to the security of societies worldwide, it poses a real risk in terms of reputation, process integrity and compliance for the financial community as a whole and for individual financial institutions and organizations.

One of the most practical steps you can take to mitigate these risks is having a proper Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance program in place that is capable of identifying and filing suspicious activity reports (SARs).

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of everything that is relevant in terms of suspicious activity reports.

Your learning journey will cover a number of important concepts, including:

  • What is a suspicious activity report (SARs) and how is it related to money laundering prevention?
  • How to identify suspicious activity and what are common red flags?
  • WHEN and HOW to file a SAR?
  • What are international regulatory/legal requirements?
  • What to watch out for? (Timing, Tipping-Off, etc.)
  • How to write a stellar SAR narrative?
  • What to do after a SAR has been filed?

Throughout this course you can test your newly acquired knowledge with quiz questions. You will also find a great deal of additional resources as part of this course, including cheat sheets, checklists, questionnaires, tables, and more!

There are no prerequisites for this course and it can be completed in just 1 to 2 hours of your time. That’s a very good time investment!


What You Will Get From This Course

In-demand Skills

Gain the relevant knowledge to ensure that you are supporting your firm and progressing your career.

Career Credential

Get a certificate from the FCA Financial Crime Academy.

Flexibility

Study on-demand and at your own time and pace, regardless of where you are in the world with this flexible online course.

Global Community

Get access to our exclusive LinkedIn group with 1,500+ like-minded professionals and experts.

Course Material

Download supplementary course material such as the comprehensive course study guide.

Quiz Questions

Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions and determine which skills you have mastered!


Course Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in the context of Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Identify sources for suspicious activity and related red flags
  • Learn WHEN and HOW to file a SAR (not covering particular filing systems e.g., GoAML, etc.)
  • Avoid common pitfalls in SAR filing (e.g., Tipping-Off, Timing, etc.)
  • Learn how to write a stellar SAR narrative
  • Understand what to do AFTER a SAR has been filed

Target Audience

  • Professionals wanting to acquire and demonstrate specialized knowledge in AML and Compliance
  • Professionals wanting to increase their value through 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 (might be a challenge without prior knowledge)

Requirements

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.

Learning Method

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.


Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Program

  • Introduction to the Program

Module 1: Introduction to Suspicious Activity and SARs

  • Money Laundering Prevention
  • Introducing Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Sources for identifying suspicious activity
  • Red Flags and atypical customer behavior

Module 2: When and how to file a SAR

  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Role of the FIU
  • Organizational considerations
  • SAR decision making process
  • Determining suspicious activity
  • SAR Timing
  • Confidentiality of SARs and Tipping-Off
  • Documentation requirements
  • Consequences of noncompliance including case studies
  • Test your Knowledge

Module 3: How to write a stellar SAR narrative

  • Know your audience
  • SAR Narrative Introduction
  • SAR Narrative Body
  • SAR Narrative Conclusion
  • Assignment: Comment this Conclusion
  • Quality and Accuracy
  • Test your Knowledge

Module 4: Post-SAR

  • How to deal with the client relationship
  • Notifying senior management

Completing the Program

  • Completing the Program


Certification Track

Complete all courses of the certification track to become a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional (CAMP).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to take the courses?

All of our certification programs are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. Our curriculum is designed to teach what you need to know from basic fundamentals to advanced practical case studies. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, a smartphone or table, and a stable internet connection.

Can I download course files and resources for the course?

Absolutely! All the files (including study guide, audiobook, course slides, etc.) in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows the files within a course.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

You will have yearly access to the courses as long as you maintain an active subscription. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines.

Are FCA courses officially accredited?

Yes, FCA is accredited by the CPD Standards Office® (CPD) to maintain training standards.

Are there any additional fees or costs?

None! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification.

What currency are your courses priced in?

All our online courses are priced in USD. As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I earn my certificates?

Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 60% passing grade.

How are the exams conducted?

Students are required to complete an online assessment (mostly multiple choice questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 60% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I email the instructor if I have questions?

While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries.

Will these courses help me advance my career?

Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how the Financial Crime Academy’s courses have helped so many people advance their anti-financial crime, compliance, and risk management careers. Our courses are designed to teach in-demand skills and relevant background knowledge of subject matter expertise needed in practice.

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10 Learning Hours

Unlimited Lifetime Access

Access on Mobile and TV

Certificate of Completion



Interested in Group Training?

Empower your teams with the leading anti-financial crime, compliance, and risk management training and certifications.


This course is part of the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional (CAMP) program.

10 Learning Hours

Unlimited Lifetime Access

Access on Mobile and TV

Certificate of Completion



Interested in Group Training?

Empower your teams with the leading anti-financial crime, compliance, and risk management training and certifications.


This course is part of the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional (CAMP) program.

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