Certificate in AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring

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Course Description

The Certificate in AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively monitor financial transactions for potential money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CTF) activities. This course provides a deep understanding of the principles, practices, and regulations governing transaction monitoring in the context of AML/CTF.

The program begins with Module 1, Introduction to AML/CTF, which explores the concepts of money laundering, predicate offenses, and the various stages and methods employed in money laundering and terrorist financing. Through a detailed case study, learners gain insights into the activities performed by terrorist groups to fund their operations.

Module 2, Transaction Monitoring Fundamentals, delves into the fundamentals of transaction monitoring. Students will learn about the definition of transactions, the history and importance of transaction monitoring, and the different types and categories of financial transactions. A case study on transactions initiated by financial institutions provides practical examples for better understanding.

Organizational AML/CTF and Risk Mitigation Measures are covered in Module 3. Learners will explore the requirements for transaction monitoring and due diligence, identify the risks addressed by transaction monitoring, and understand which organizations are mandated to perform transaction monitoring. The module also explores the relevance of real-time and offsite transaction monitoring, and a case study illustrates how an organization conducts off-site transaction monitoring.

Module 4, Transaction Monitoring, Investigations, and Reporting, focuses on the identification of indicators for money laundering and terrorist financing in transaction monitoring. Students will learn about red flags, conducting transaction investigations, and the process of identifying suspicious activity and filing suspicious activity reports. The module also covers record keeping and documentation requirements, emphasizing the importance of maintaining proper AML/KYC transaction monitoring documentation.

The program concludes with a final assessment to evaluate the students’ understanding of the course material. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring, acknowledging their expertise in effectively monitoring financial transactions to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

The Certificate in AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring provides a solid foundation for individuals seeking to pursue careers in compliance, risk management, or AML/CTF-related roles within financial institutions, regulatory bodies, or law enforcement agencies. With this certification, students will have the necessary skills to contribute to the prevention and detection of financial crimes, safeguarding the integrity of the global financial system.

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Course Material

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Quiz Questions

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Course Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concepts of money laundering and terrorist financing, and differentiate between money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Learn different stages of money laundering and terrorist financing activities.
  • Understand the concepts of transaction, transaction monitoring and importance of performing transaction monitoring for AML compliance.
  • Understand different Types and Categories of Financial Transactions.
  • Understand the risks to be addressed by the transaction monitoring, and which organizations need to perform transaction monitoring.
  • Understand the relevance of transaction monitoring to Customer Due Diligence measures and AML Compliance.
  • Understand the concepts of Real Time and Offsite Transactions Monitoring
  • Learn abut the ML/TF risk indicators and red flags that necessitate the performance of transaction investigation
  • Understand the concept of identification of Suspicious Activities and Filing Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Learn about the record keeping and documentation requirements

Target Audience

  • Compliance professionals that want to acquire a solid understanding of AML/CTF
  • Risk management professionals that want to effectively manage AML/CTF risks
  • Ambitious AML/CTF compliance personnel looking to broaden knowledge and skills
  • Career starters seeking career opportunities in the AML/CTF compliance industry.


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 AML/CTF

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is Money Laundering? What are Predicate Offenses?
  • Stages of Money Laundering
  • Exemplary Methods of Money Laundering
  • What is Terrorist Financing?
  • Stages of Terrorist Financing
  • Exemplary Methods of Terrorist Financing
  • Case Study: Terrorist Financing Activities Performed by Terrorist Group
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 2: Transaction Monitoring Fundamentals

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is a Transaction?
  • What is Transaction Monitoring?
  • History of Transaction Monitoring
  • Importance of Transaction Monitoring
  • Different Types and Categories of Financial Transactions
  • Case Study: Different Types of Transactions Initiated or Occurred by Financial Institutions
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 3: Organizational AML/CTF and Risk Mitigation Measures

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Transaction Monitoring and Due Diligence Requirements
  • What Risks are addressed by Transaction Monitoring
  • Which Organizations are required to Perform Transaction Monitoring
  • Relevance of Transaction Monitoring to AML
  • Real-Time and Offsite Transactions Monitoring
  • Case Study: How an Organization Performs Off-Site Transaction Monitoring
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 4: Transaction Monitoring, Investigations, and Reporting

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Indicators for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Transaction Monitoring
  • What Red Flags are considered in Transaction Monitoring
  • Performing Transaction Investigations
  • Identification of Suspicious Activity and Filing Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Record Keeping and Documentation Requirements
  • Case Study: AML/KYC Transaction Monitoring Documentation
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment

Completing the Program

  • Completing the Program

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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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