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Counter-Terrorist Financing

Course format: live online

    Counter-Terrorist Financing Course Content

    By completing this CTF course, you will learn how to look at terrorism from an anti-financial crime perspective. The course will teach you how to distinguish between the processes and motives associated with terrorist financing, versus those associated with money laundering or proliferation financing.


    Throughout the course, you’ll explore key anti-financial crime considerations, including identifying red flags, the importance of a risk-based approach, and the value of a rapid response team in an emergency situation.


    Counter-Terrorist Financing Certificate learning objectives:

    • Describe how terrorism works – including how it’s financed
    • Identify possible threats to your institution through situational awareness
    • Mitigate the organization’s risk of being involved in terrorist financing
    • Build a capable rapid response team


    The CTF course content has been written by global subject matter experts, pulling examples from many countries and contexts. Case studies are used throughout the course to provide real-life examples. Lessons and examples are relevant to any industry, but the primary focus of study is financial institutions, including:

    • Banks
    • Credit unions
    • Asset managers
    • Insurance
    • Money services businesses (MSBs)
    • Securities broker-dealers
    • Credit card issuers
    • Alternate payment systems


    Virtual Classrooms

    This CTF training course includes two 90-minute, live Virtual Classrooms. The Virtual Classroom sessions are pre-scheduled before you purchase the course.


    The live counter-terrorist financing classes are designed to help you retain key concepts from the training course. During the Virtual Classrooms, you can interact with fellow participants and the instructor to receive advice and answers to any questions you have.


    Prices are subject to local taxes.


    We are in the process of updating our Counter-Terrorist Financing Certificate course from a live online class to a convenient, self-paced, online course. The revised certificate course will be available in its new format this fall.

    Intended audience:

    The ACAMS CTF training course focuses on the needs of professionals responsible for analyzing and identifying suspicious activity. It is suitable for anyone looking to expand and evidence their knowledge by earning a CTF training certificate, including both new and experienced employees. The intended audience for this certificate includes:

    • Intermediate-career AML professionals
    • Compliance professionals
    • CTF teams
    • Sanctions professionals
    • Crime risk management teams
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    Course structure:

    • Four-week online CTF certificate course
    • Available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • 30-minute introductory video featuring case studies and foundational principles
    • Two 90-minute live, interactive Virtual Classroom sessions
    • Pass a short, 20-question final assessment to receive your ACAMS CTF training certificate
    • Results available immediately


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