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On line anti money laundering certification

FIBA : 24 July, 2008  (New Product)
Florida International Bankers Association offers on line certification programme for anti money laundering programmes
Anti-money laundering professionals throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America now have the opportunity to earn a prestigious AML certification online from the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) and Florida International University (FIU). The FIBA-FIU Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AML/CA) certification program, which has helped many compliance officers to hone their skills and improve their resumes, is now available online.

'Right now, there are many people working in compliance with totally different levels of knowledge and experience,' said Pat Roth, FIBA's Executive Director. 'We have seen that there is a genuine need to create a foundation of knowledge which is standard across the industry. The AML professionals can rely upon to do their extremely important work.'

The basic foundation upon which all US compliance officers must build their AML knowledge is the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual. But banks outside the US also need this critical knowledge in order to do business internationally. They too need a standard foundation of knowledge to do business with the US and globally.

The FIBA AML Institute's top-notch trainers lay down this vital groundwork and then build on this with an array of real-world examples that ensure students see the details of AML compliance and how it all fits into the 'big picture.'

'This is the strength of the FIBA-FIU AML Certification,' Roth said. 'People recognise in the course the same situations and examples that they see in their financial institutions, and they finally see how everything fits together.'
When designing the AML/CA online certification program and exam, FIBA and FIU took into account the hectic nature of compliance officers' schedules. The online program gives participants the flexibility to work at their own pace when completing the reading requirements, power point narratives, discussion questions, practice quizzes, and the examination. The only requirement is that all of the work be finished within a 12-week period. Passing the final exam to earn the prestigious FIBA-FIU AML Certified Associate designation shows that the participant has acquired the fundamentals of AML compliance in a financial institution.

AML compliance officers can now choose between classroom learning or the online 'learn at your own pace.'
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