Certificate in Counter-Terrorist Financing

Enroll in the Certificate in Counter-Terrorist Financing and take your Anti-Money Laundering Career to the next level!

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Course Description

In the last few years, terrorism has evolved as it has become one of the biggest threats nations face today. Firms have a crucial role to play in identifying activity linked to terrorism. This course will explore terrorists raise and use funds to advance their goals and achieve their objectives and the various countermeasures that have been developed to curtail terrorist activity.

This certificate program will cover all these as it incorporates routes and stages of terrorist financing, frameworks, regulations, and legislations in place, and case studies of specific countries and regions worldwide.

This certificate program is a specialist training that offers three modules covering terrorist financing and counter-terrorist financing compliance programs. It also includes preventive measures to avoid terrorist financing and practical examples that you can use in real-life scenarios.

By examining best practice case studies and recent initiatives to prevent terrorism financing, participants will leave equipped to develop action plans that identify effective regulatory frameworks and practices, supported by interagency collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

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.

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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 terrorism and terrorist financing
  • Explain how terrorist financing works in practice
  • Comprehend terrorist financing examples and the routes of financial flows
  • Understand intergovernmental frameworks and policies to prevent terrorist financing
  • Identify key CTF compliance concepts in practice
  • Learn about the risk-based approach (RBA) in conjunction with terrorist financing
  • Understand how terrorist financing relates to financial crime
  • Identify different levels of risk and customer due diligence

Target Audience

  • Professionals wanting to acquire and demonstrate specialized knowledge in CTF and Compliance
  • Professionals wanting to increase their value through a better understanding of CTF and Compliance
  • Professionals wanting to build a comprehensive CTF and Compliance knowledge
  • Career starters and students wanting to get an edge in CTF 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: Terrorist Financing Fundamentals

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What is Terrorist Financing?
  • Direct and Indirect Costs of Terrorist Organizations
  • Legal Sources of Terrorist Financing
  • Illegal Sources of Terrorist financing
  • Typologies and Trends of Terrorist Financing
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 2: Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) Fundamentals

  • Introduction to This Module
  • What is Counter Terrorist financing (CTF)?
  • Differentiating Between Terrorist financing and Money Laundering
  • Benefits of Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF)
  • The United Nations’ (UN) Framework to Combat Terrorist Financing
  • How 9/11 Impacted CTF Activities
  • Multiple Choice Quiz

Module 3: Effective Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) Risk Management and Compliance Measures

  • Introduction to This Module
  • How is Terrorist Financing a Part of Financial Crime?
  • Case Study: Terrorist Financing as a Financial Crime in the USA
  • Methods of Preventing Terrorist Financing
  • CTF Risk Management
  • CTF Compliance Methods and Tools Used by Institutions
  • Terrorist financing Red Flags and Suspicion
  • 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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