Managing SARs Investigations – Best Practice Guide

Course level : Short courses

The fees for this course will increase slightly on 1 July 2023. Enrol before this date to pay the current price.

Are you doing everything you need to? Make sure you’ve got all your bases covered with this desktop guide, and get to grips with an area that can be perceived by some to be a legal minefield.

Built on extensive practitioner knowledge, this course provides tips and advice on managing investigations that are practical and have real-life relevance.

  • Understand which aspects to be aware of when reviewing and evaluating potentially suspicious or unusual activity
  • Know the process for considering an internal alert about a suspicious transaction or account activity
  • Equip yourself with the confidence to make decisions, which can have serious implications for you personally as well as others

This course is designed to either complement SARs Investigations: Practice like a Professional or as standalone learning.

This internationally applicable technical short course is suitable for: 

Anyone with regulatory accountability for reporting suspicious activity, including Money Laundering Reporting Officers, Nominated Officers and those in the UK holding CF11 status, who: 

  • Are new to their role 
  • Are experienced but would like to validate their approach to investigation 
  • Would like to refresh and update their knowledge and understanding 
  • Would like to understand best practice in this area 

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download this course outline.

  • Self-paced online (you will have access to the course for 1 month)
  • End of course quiz to test your understanding
  • Downloadable certificate of completion
per currency depending on location   
GBP  200
EUR  220
USD  260


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

Exclusive Qualification Discount for ICA Professional and Fellow Members
All ICA Professional and Fellow members are entitled to discounted rates on subsequent qualifications they choose to enrol on:

  • Professional (MICA) - 10%
  • Fellow (FICA) – 15%

Simply enter your membership number on enrolment to gain your exclusive discounted rate.

Group discounts are also available for 5 or more. Contact us at for more information.


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Past student of Managing SARs Investigations Best Practice Guide

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