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KYC Intermediate

Course format: self-paced online

    KYC Intermediate Course Content

    This KYC CDD intermediate compliance course covers the complex risks you should be aware of when working in an intermediate-level KYC or CDD role. The program will help you identify sources of customer wealth and flag potential criminal activity hidden behind opaque and complex structures.


    You will learn how to implement robust controls, assess complex client cases, and conduct ongoing due diligence to keep your business safe from financial and reputational damage.


    Course content is written by ACAMS subject matter experts. It includes real-life case examples and review questions so you can test your knowledge as you progress through each training module.


    You will learn how to:

    • Manage high-risk clients and conduct risk-based escalation
    • Categorize your risk into customer, jurisdiction, product, and channel
    • Review customers that are difficult to identify, including shell companies and ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs)
    • Spot inconsistencies in information
    • Use open-source information to validate your findings
    • Identify customers that are high-risk for bribery, tax evasion, and sanctions violations
    • Produce and maintain customer profiles and conduct ongoing due diligence
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    Prices are subject to local tax.


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    Intended audience:

    This ACAMS KYC CDD intermediate training course is designed for professionals who have existing experience in know your customer and customer due diligence processes. The intended audience for this course includes:

    • Compliance professionals looking to enhance their KYC/CDD knowledge
    • Those working in front line KYC positions
    • Those who have already completed a foundation-level KYC certificate or CDD certificate, such as ACAMS KYC Foundations, or have similar experience
    • Professionals looking for to progress toward the Certified KYC Associate (CKYCA) designation
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    Course structure:

    • Four-week KYC intermediate course online
    • Available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • Complete at your own pace
    • Pass a short, 20-question final assessment to receive a recognized KYC certificate
    • Results available immediately

    Did you know?

    ACAMS associate-level certifications are modular and built from a basis of our certificate courses.


    Both our KYC Foundations Certificate and our KYC Intermediate Certificate give you credit which counts toward your CKYCA Certification. By completing the KYC foundations and KYC intermediate courses online, and then passing the proctored certification exam, you can earn the full CKYCA designation.



    Foundations Certificate
    Intermediate Certificate
    Proctored Exam
    Associate Level Certification


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