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ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence (CDD)

Course level : Intermediate

On 6th March 2020, the FATF published official guidance recognising the need for CDD teams to acknowledge the requirement that organisations may need to onboard customers virtually. It has therefore never been more important to have robust controls and procedures in place to Know Your Customer (KYC). Adequate due diligence on new and existing customers is a key part of these controls. Without this due diligence, your firm can become subject to reputational, operational, legal and financial risks. 

We have successfully created an engagingpractical and informative learning journey that is proven to work for virtual CDD teams onboarding in a virtual world. 

This qualification has been designed for KYC Analysts and professionals at all stages in their career who manage risk in the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process. The only professional qualification in practical CDD, it’s vital to understand the threat and mitigate the risk. 

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

 

The next intake for this online course begins in June 2020 so hurry to secure your place.

 

 

This Advanced Certificate is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the discipline. However, the content of the programme requires students to possess:

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer with headphones and microphone in order to access the virtual format of the programme (cannot dial-in or use audio only) 
  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills

This course is suitable for:

  • Those engaged in practical CDD - in an onboarding or remediation function
  • Contractors who wish to enter the CDD environment
  • Managers who oversee CDD teams
  • Those responsible for creating/developing CDD frameworks
  • New/recently appointed MLROs and deputies
  • Internal auditors assuming responsibilities for money laundering/financial crime issues
  • All individuals engaged who aspire to a career in anti money laundering

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  • Outcomes and success criteria of KYC

  • Identification and verification

  • Understanding the customer

  • Understanding the relationship

  • Beneficial ownership

  • Understanding the control structure of the entity

  • Customer screening

  • Risk acceptance

  • Enhanced due diligence

  • Six month course assessed by three hour examination which comprises multiple choice questions and short form written response questions (including a section where you will be provided with a set of CDD documentation and asked to assess the information/respond to questions based upon them.)
  • Pre-reading/exercises/tasks to be completed in advance of virtual workshops, delivered via the online learning platform. 
  • Two compulsory virtual classrooms covering key areas and embedding them through discussions and practical exercises (workshops are compulsory as part of the exam is based on the case study used in the workshops). The innovative workshop exercises that use mock CDD documents, genuinely reflecting the practical issues encountered in the CDD environment. Virtual classes take place across different time zones enabling engagement at an appropriate local time

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus.

 Course fees 

per currency depending on location   
GBP 1775
EUR     2055
USD 2308

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax, this will be added to your basket at the checkout if applicable.

If you are funding the course yourself, we offer an interest-free instalment plan of four equal monthly payments. 

 

 

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