Certificate in Environmental Crimes and Money Laundering

Enroll in the Certificate in Environmental Crimes and Money Laundering and take your Anti-Money Laundering Career to the next level!

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Course Description

Environmental crime generates between 110 to 281 billion US dollars in annual illegitimate proceeds. Environmental criminals have deep connections with financial sectors. Criminals and transactions must be identified and verified by organizations such as banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other entities. Environmental criminals and individuals who indulge in money laundering, bribery, and corruption should be avoided from being onboarded by the organizations.

Environmental crimes are incorporated into financial crimes. Thus, there are measures to prevent the occurrence of money laundering and terrorist financing risks and incidents. Enforcement strategies will also be vital in these circumstances.

This certificate program is a training program including the core concepts of environmental crime and how it impacts the environment, humans, society, and the economy. It will also cover how environmental crimes are carried out, the financial crimes linked with environmental crimes, and the intervention to assess and prevent these.

What You Will Get From This Course

In-demand Skills

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Career Credential

Get a certificate from the FCA Financial Crime Academy.


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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

The learning objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of environment crimes and how they are linked to financial crimes. By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of environmental crime and different forms of environmental crime, including their impact on the environment, humans, society, and the economy.
  • Understand how environmental crimes are carried out, including the transport routes used for trafficking environmental products, hotspots of different environmental crimes, and the involvement of individuals, officials, organized criminal groups, and legitimate businesses in these crimes.
  • Understand the link between environmental crimes and financial crimes, including money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, and corruption. Learners will also understand the detailed process of each of these crimes and how they are incorporated into the environmental crime sector.
  • Understand the measures and strategies that can be implemented to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing risks, including various compliance frameworks and regulations that help to detect and prevent financial crimes.
  • Understand enforcement strategies and investigative techniques used by law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute financial crimes related to environmental crimes.
  • Understand the interventions which can help authorities to tackle environmental crimes, including monitoring approaches, the use of new emerging technology for better monitoring and detection of environmental crimes, and enforcement measures for the prevention of environmental crimes.

Target Audience

  • Professionals working in compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-financial crime, risk management, internal controls, and internal audit functions.
  • Professionals and students who are interested to learn about the core concepts of Environmental crimes and environment conservation.


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 Environmental Crimes

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is an Environmental Crime?
  • What are the Different Types of Environmental Crimes?
  • How is Environmental Trade Done Legally?
  • Impacts of Environmental Crimes
  • What are the Main Drivers of Environmental Crimes?
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 2: How Environmental Crimes are Carried Out?

  • Introduction to this Module
  • The Exploitation of Legitimate Transport Routes for Different Types of Illegal Products
  • Hotspots of Environmental Crimes
  • Who are the Key Offenders in Environmental Crimes?
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 3: Financial Crimes Linked with Environmental Crimes: Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Bribery & Corruption

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Financial Crimes related to Environmental Crimes
  • Money Laundering: Definition and Process
  • Money Laundering: Relation to Environmental Crimes Trade and Examples
  • Terrorist Financing: Definition and Process
  • Terrorist Financing: Relation to Environmental Crimes and Examples
  • Bribery and Corruption: Definition and Process
  • Bribery and Corruption: Relation to Environmental Crimes and Examples
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 4: Interventions to Assess Environmental Crimes and their Prevention

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Different Monitoring Approaches, Use of Innovative Technologies, and Compliance Programs
  • Trade Patterns and Red Flags
  • Transaction Monitoring and Pattern Analyses, Suspicious Activity Reports and Investigations
  • Enforcement Measures to Tackle Environmental Crimes
  • 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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