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Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

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Course Overview

The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation denotes a superior level of understanding of international AML/CFT principles. Passing the CAMS examination distinguishes you as an AML/CFT authority and helps mitigate institutional financial crime risks. Internationally renowned and accepted, world governments acknowledge the CAMS Certification as the gold standard in AML/CFT compliance. Those who earn the CAMS designation reap multiple benefits, as increasing their professional value through better understanding of financial crime detection and prevention techniques, protecting their institution from money laundering threats and minimize financial crime risks, meeting mandated AML training requirements through preparation and study, and proving their AML expertise to examiners and regulators.

Key Takeaways

Demonstrates to examiners that your institution has specialized knowledge in the AML field. CAMS is recognized as the benchmark of AML certifications by regulatory agencies and the financial services industry.
Helps your organization minimize risk. Having a CAMS-certified team ensures that the colleagues share and maintain a common level of AML knowledge.
Upgrades your staff’s skills. Having a CAMS-certified team lends tremendous credibility to your AML program, thereby enhancing the commitment and diligence in the eyes of regulators.
Safeguards more effectively against financial and reputational damage

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
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ACAMS is the largest international membership organization for Anti-Financial Crime professionals. We support individuals and organizations who are dedicated to ending financial crime through thought leadership, continuing professional education, and our best-in-class peer network. ACAMS achieves our mission by: Certifying the achievements of our members Creating networking platforms to share best practices at both local and international levels Providing world-class continuing professional education for all levels of Anti-Financial Crime professionals, regardless of location, sector or industry Supporting organizations to build robust Anti-Financial Crime readiness

Course Outline

‫‪Part ‫‪1‬‬
Risks and Methods of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
→ What is money laundering?
→ The Money Laundering Cycle
→ Economic and Social Consequences ofMoney Laundering
→ Methods of Money Laundering
→ Non-Financial Businesses & Professions
→ Trade-Based Money Laundering
→ Informal Value Transfer Systems
→ New Payment Methods & Corporate Vehicles
→ Terrorist Financing & Money Laundering
→ Practice Questions
International AML Standards
→ Financial Action Task Force
• 40 Recommendations
→ Regional FATF Style Bodies
→ The Basel Committee
• Customer Due Diligence for Banks
• Consolidated KYC Risk Management
→ The Wolfsberg Group
• Wolfsberg AML Principles on Private Banking
• Wolfsberg AML Principles for Correspondent Banking
→ Egmont Group
→ 3rd & 4th EU Directives
→ Key US PATRIOT Act Sections
→ Practice Questions
→ Section Wrap-Up
Part 2: Day One Overview
AML/CFT Compliance Programs
→ AML/CFT Program Objectives
→ A Risk-Based Approach
• Customer
• Products and Services
• Geography
→ The Basic Elements of an AML/CFT Compliance Program
→ Compliance Culture
→ CDD & Beneficial Ownership
→ Transaction Monitoring and Reporting
→ Practice Questions
→ Section Wrap-Up
Conducting and Supporting Investigations
→ Common Investigation Initiators
→ Responding to a Law Enforcement Investigation
• Subpoenas
• Search Warrants
→ Internal Investigations
→ Investigations Initiated by Law Enforcement
→ FATF International Cooperation
→ Financial Intelligence Units (FIU)
Student Completion of Practice Questions
Detailed Review of Practice Questions

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ AML Officer
→ Compliance Offer/Manager
→ AML Compliance
→ Compliance Analyst
→ Auditors and Audit Managers

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