Suspicious Activity Reports

Learn the Fundamentals of SAR Filing in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance/KYC & How to write a stellar SAR Narrative!


What you’ll learn


Understand Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in the context of Anti-Money Laundering (AML)


Learn WHEN and HOW to file a SAR (not covering particular filing systems e.g., GoAML, etc.)


Learn how to write a stellar SAR narrative


Identify sources for suspicious activity and related red flags


Avoid common pitfalls in SAR filing (e.g., Tipping-Off, Timing, etc.)


Understand what to do AFTER a SAR has been filed





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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!

Who this course is for

  • 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

Certificate of Completion

Completing this course shows your dedication to fight money laundering and protect your organization. Why not show that you have acquired specialized knowledge in the field of AML/SAR filing? This courses comes with a Certificate of Completion that you can use to show your newly acquired skills and improved professional value through a better understanding of AML compliance. Start the course and earn your AML certificate today!


Bonus Material

Community Access

Get access to our exclusive LinkedIn community, where you can exchange and connect with like-minded anti-financial crime professionals and expand your network.

Quiz Questions

This online training contains several quizzes with numerous quiz questions so that you can test your newly acquired knowledge right away and determine which skills you have mastered!

Download Material

This online training includes the entire course script, the course slides, and several other resources as additional download material for later reference and further use.


I work as a compliance officer in a mid-sized US bank and this online training provided a good and intermediate introduction to the topic of SAR filing. Also good to brush up on anti-money laundering skills.
Scott Wesley

Very well structured course with a lot of useful information.
Anastasiia Sabova

Good for compliance and AML professionals. Enjoyed the course. Recommended.
Corinne Linette

Good experience. The course included some SAR-filing basics, but went on to explain some advanced pieces of information. Definitely deserves this rating. Good for beginner/intermediate level to gain an understanding of SAR filing practice. I’d recommend this course.
Anton Marvyn

Good course and SAR filing is important for anti-money laundering compliance. I learned a lot!
Steffi Heintze

Meet Your Instructor

Florian Haufe

Instructor & Founder

Florian is a compliance and anti-financial crime expert. He works internationally as a management consultant and advises clients cross-industry in highly critical situations. Florian was an inhouse compliance officer in the past.

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