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Trade-Based Money Laundering

Course format: self-paced online

    What is Trade-Based Money Laundering?

    Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is one of the three main methods used by criminal organizations and terrorist financiers to move money and hide its illicit roots. It involves the laundering of money through the physical movement of goods through the trade system.


    FATF describes trade-based money laundering as: “the process of disguising the proceeds of crime and moving value through the use of trade transactions in an attempt to legitimize their illicit origins”.


    Anti-financial crime professionals need to understand the wide range of risks associated with the international trade system, and their indicators, in order to effectively prevent TBML. The ACAMS Trade-Based Money Laundering course breaks this complex topic down into a bite-size learning path, so participants can confidently define TBML, assess the associated risks, and act to mitigate them.

    ACAMS Trade-Based Money Laundering Course Content

    The content for this certificate course has been written by global subject matter experts, pulling examples from many countries and contexts. 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



    Learning objectives of this course:

    • Describe the purpose, appeal, and methods of trade-based money laundering
    • Assess the AML risk profile of proposed trade transactions
    • Integrate TBML controls with your existing AML/CTF program



    Virtual Classrooms

    This course includes two 90-minute, live Virtual Classrooms. These Virtual Classrooms are pre-scheduled before you purchase the course.


    The classroom sessions are designed to help you retain key concepts from the Trade-Based Money Laundering 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.

    Członkowie ACAMS

    595,00 $

    Osoby nienależące do ACAMS

    795,00 $


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    Intended audience for Trade-Based Money Laundering training

    The ACAMS Trade-Based Money Laundering Certificate has been designed primarily for front-line analysts, but is suitable for anyone involved in anti-money laundering compliance. The certificate course teaches skills that will benefit new and experienced employees alike. The intended audience for this certificate includes:

    • Compliance professionals
    • Sanctions professionals
    • Fraud professionals
    • Intermediate career AML professionals
    • Finance and accounting professionals
    • Board members
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    Course structure:

    • Four-week online trade-based money laundering course
    • Available on desktop or mobile (and most other devices)
    • 30-minute introductory video featuring case studies and foundational principles
    • Two 90-minute interactive live virtual classrooms
    • Pass a short, 20-question final assessment to receive your Trade-Based Money Laundering Certificate
    • Results available immediately


    How does trade-based money laundering work?
    What are some examples of trade-based money laundering?
    How do you identify trade-based money laundering?
    Why choose ACAMS for trade-based money laundering training?
    Are there any prerequisites for taking the ACAMS Trade-Based Money Laundering Certificate course?
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    In what languages is the Trade-Based Money Laundering Certificate course available?
    How long is the TBML Certificate valid once earned?