Banques et Finance

CAMS - Certified AML Specialist

Registration - Special Instruction

To register for this course please download the application form, fill it in and send it to customer@houseoftraining.lu together with all the supporting documents requested. The applications will have to be validated by ACAMS. Once we receive their approval, we will contact you to inform you of the following steps of registering. 

Introduction

Ever since the recommendations made in 1987 by the Basel Committee on Rules and Practices for the Verification of Banking Transactions, Luxembourg has been on the forefront of legislation in this field. Since 1993, training its staff in AML and TF is a legal obligation for all the institutions of the financial sector in Luxembourg. The IFBL (now House of Training) has a long tradition of teaching training courses at different levels in this field and up to now the Institute is also the only one in Luxembourg to offer a complete preparation to the worldwide recognized CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist®) examination.

Dates and Fees

Dates: 9th - 13th October 2017

Exam: 16th October 2017

Fees: 2,950 € (+3 % VAT)

Deadline registration: 3 months prior to the beginning of the course
Structure and contents

Candidates are required to possess a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of AML and terrorism preventing (such as taught in the course "AML & TF: Foundation Level", or equivalent).
The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) programme comprises:
- the principal seminar: ACAMS Laws and Regulations (4 days)
- the ACAMS Exam Taking Techniques seminar (1 day)
- the ACAM Certification examination (4 hours)

Contents:

  • Introduction to ACAMS and the Certification Exam
  • Money Laundering Risks and Methods
    • What is money laundering: definition, knowledge criteria, three stages, effects
    • Money laundering methods through banks: electronic transfers, correspondent banking, payable through accounts, private banking, lending, credit unions
    • Trade price manipulation, Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE), Hawala
    • Other money laundering methods: MSBs, credit/debit cards, cash & prepaid cards, corporate vehicles, gatekeepers, real estate, casinos, securities, insurance
    • Terrorism vs. other criminal acts
  • International AML Standards
    • FATF: goals, membership, revised 40 Recommendations, other FATF initiatives
    • Regional FATF bodies: APG, CFATF, GAFISUD, MENA
    • Basel Committee: Customer Due Diligence (CDD) & Consolidated KYC
    • Wolfsberg Group: correspondent & private banking principles, beneficial owner
    • 4th EU Directive
    • United States laws
  • Anti-Money Laundering Programs
    • Assessing risk: businesses, products
    • AML Programs: basic elements
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) program
    • Know Your Employee (KYE)
    • Suspicious activity red flags
    • Automated AML solutions
  • Conducting and Supporting Investigations
    • Cooperation between financial institutions and law enforcement agencies
    • Conducting internal investigations
    • Cooperation between countries: MLAT, FIU, FATF 40 Recommendations
    • Setting up a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Wrap up, Exam Taking Techniques and Questions & Answers
  • Examination : Official computer-based examination organized in a specialized IT examination centre in Luxembourg.
Audience and objectives

By the end of the courses participants will :
- have a good understanding of the key elements and aims of laws and regulations, money laundering strategies, methods and techniques;
- have a sharp awareness of money laundering practices
- be able to implement a dynamic AML system including KYC and to understand due diligence
- be acquainted with AML best practices in leading international banks through procedures and supporting tools

Exams

At the end of this training programme, participants will sit a 4-hour-examination in order to obtain their certificate. This is the official, computer-based ACAMS examination which is organized in a specialized IT examination centre in Luxembourg.
Recognized worldwide by employers in both private industry and government and acknowledged by regulators and examiners, the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) credential denotes proven knowledge in the detection and prevention of money laundering.

Language

All courses of this programme are held in English.

Venue

Centre de Formation House of Training / Chambre de Commerce
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg

An underground parking (paying) is available in the building. Several buses stop nearby. Details are to be found on www.mobiliteit.lu

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