Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations

Enroll in the Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations and take your Anti-Money Laundering Career to the next level!

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Course Description

Did you know that money laundering accounts for 2-5% of the global GDP? This equates to over 7 trillion US dollars, a shocking figure larger than the entire economy of Japan. Money laundering and terrorist financing pose serious threats to the stability of financial systems and the safety of people worldwide.

Navigating the complex landscape of financial crime prevention can be a daunting task. Criminal networks are continually innovating, devising new ways to launder money, fund terrorism, and evade detection. As a business professional, you’re on the front line, and being uninformed can lead to inadvertent facilitation of these crimes, regulatory penalties, and harm to your reputation.

We offer a comprehensive solution: The “Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations” course. This AML certification course, crafted for business professionals and those starting their careers, equips you with the knowledge and tools to recognize and combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Accelerate Your Career

In today’s risk-laden financial landscape, a solid understanding of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) principles is not just a nice-to-have, but a must-have. By successfully completing our certified AML course, you’ll not only acquire essential knowledge and skills but also gain a competitive edge in your career.

Whether you’re an aspiring financial analyst, a compliance officer, a risk manager, or a banking professional, our AML certification will significantly enhance your profile. As a certified professional, you’ll be viewed as a trusted asset by employers, capable of safeguarding their businesses against financial crimes. This certification can open doors to new job opportunities, promotions, and higher salary packages within the banking, finance, legal, and regulatory sectors.

Furthermore, your certification demonstrates your commitment to maintaining high professional standards and ethical practices, making you a desirable candidate in an industry that values trust and integrity. Armed with the insights and practical skills from our AML compliance course, you’ll be ready to take on challenging roles and make a real difference in the fight against financial crime.

Your Key Benefits

  • In-Depth Understanding: This AML online course provides a clear comprehension of the basics of money laundering and terrorist financing. Real-world examples help you grasp these concepts better.
  • Hands-On Skills: As an AML specialist course, it equips you with the tools to implement effective AML and CTF measures. You’ll learn to recognize and respond to red flags and prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
  • Master Due Diligence: The AML training course delves into Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC) concepts. These are critical tools in the fight against financial crimes, ensuring your organization remains compliant and protected.
  • Flexible Learning: The online format of our AML courses allows you to learn at your own pace, fitting your education around your schedule. This is an AML course designed for the busy professional.
  • Certification: After successfully completing this certified AML course, you’ll receive an official certificate, enhancing your professional credibility and marketability.
  • Continued Support: Our commitment doesn’t end when the course does. We encourage your feedback to continually improve our course content and ensure our training remains at the forefront of financial crime prevention education.

How To Enroll

By subscribing to the Financial Crime Academy learning platform, you’re unlocking an expansive universe of knowledge. Your subscription not only gives you access to the “Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations” course but also to over 30 other comprehensive AML and KYC courses, along with related subjects.

This means thousands of videos, hundreds of hours of expertly designed content, and over 50 webinars as part of our expert talk series, all at your disposal. This wealth of resources equips you with the skills and insights to navigate the complex landscape of financial crime prevention and compliance.

As a subscriber, you’ll be at the forefront of your profession, armed with the knowledge to tackle real-world challenges, anticipate future trends, and contribute significantly to the fight against financial crime. Whether you’re looking to delve deeper into your current role, considering a career pivot, or simply keen on staying updated, our platform offers the flexibility and depth of content to meet your goals.

In the ever-evolving finance world, continuous learning is the key to career advancement. With our platform, you’re not only investing in your career growth but also making a significant impact in promoting safer, cleaner global economies. Embark on this learning journey with us today. Your career success is just a subscription away.

Become a Certified Money Laundering Prevention Professional (CMLP)

As a professional member of the Financial Crime Academy learning platform, you are signing up for an expansive learning journey. Your membership provides access to our comprehensive “Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations” course, which is an integral part of the esteemed Certified Money Laundering Prevention Professional (CMLP) program.

The CMLP program comprises an array of AML and KYC courses, designed to provide a deep understanding of financial crime prevention. Upon successful completion of all the courses within this program, you’ll earn the distinguished CMLP credential, a testament to your proficiency in the domain.

These credentials do more than just showcase your knowledge; they offer a significant boost to your professional standing. As a CMLP-certified professional, you will be recognized for your advanced skills and commitment to upholding the highest standards in combating financial crime. This recognition can open doors to new opportunities, promotions, and higher salary brackets within the banking, finance, legal, and regulatory sectors.

Get Started Today

Enroll in our “Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Foundations” course today. Stand against financial crime, protect your organization, and contribute to a safer, cleaner global economy. Invest in your career growth today with our professional membership and take a significant stride towards achieving the coveted CMLP credentials. Your journey to becoming an acclaimed professional in the fight against financial crime is just a membership away.

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.


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

  • Explain the terms money laundering and terrorist financing and mechanics
  • Exemplify various common and uncommon methods of ML and TF cross-industry
  • Discuss the negative consequences of money laundering and terrorist financing at large
  • Understand the differences between money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Explain why and how AML regulation became a priority on the global political agenda
  • Identify relevant international standard-setters in the field of anti-money laundering
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AML regulation in the EU and US
  • Build an effective AML Compliance Program to better protect organizations
  • Understand additional relevant terms and concepts that are commonly used in practice
  • Discuss how cryptocurrencies are used for financial crimes, including money laundering
  • Understand Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in the context of Anti-Money Laundering
  • Identify sources for suspicious activity and related red flags

Target Audience

  • Professionals wanting to acquire and demonstrate expertise and specialized knowledge in AML/CTF and Compliance
  • Professionals wanting to increase their value through an advanced and comprehensive understanding of AML and Compliance
  • Professionals wanting to build meaningful AML and Compliance knowledge to be used effectively in organizational AML/CTF and compliance practice
  • 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.

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: Understanding Money Laundering

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What is Money Laundering?
  • How Does Money Laundering Work?
  • Money Laundering Examples
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 2: Understanding Terrorist Financing

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What is Terrorist Financing?
  • How does Terrorist Financing Work?
  • Terrorist Financing Examples
  • Terrorist Financing vs. Money Laundering
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 3: Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF)

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)?
  • What is Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF)?
  • Consequences of Money Laundering
  • Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 4: Practical AML and CTF Compliance Concepts

  • Introduction to This Module
  • Risk-based Approach
  • AML/CTF Risk Assessment
  • AML/CTF Compliance Program
  • AML/CTF Policies and Procedures
  • AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring and Screening
  • AML/CTF Red Flags and Indicia for Suspicious Activities
  • Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 5: Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC)

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What are Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC)?
  • CDD/KYC Levels: Simplified, Regular, Enhanced
  • AML/CTF Risk Factors for CDD/KYC
  • Politically Exposed Persons
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment

Completing the Program

  • Completing the Program

Certification Track

Complete all courses of the certification track to become a Certified Money Laundering Prevention Professional (CMLP).

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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 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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