SARs Investigations: Practice like a Professional

Course level : Short courses

Designed to either complement Managing SARS Investigations Best Practice Guide or as standalone learning, this unique course will put you in the centre of an investigative scenario, providing you with direct practical experience.

You will have the opportunity to explore the key elements of investigating an internal report or alert and to use the skills and techniques required including analysis, decision making and articulating suspicions.

  • Fundamentals - demonstrate a solid understanding of SARs and be able to describe the internal investigations that can lead to the filing of a report.
  • Identify – the circumstances that led to the filing of an internal SAR in the scenario.
  • Confidence - conduct an effective and robust investigation into reported suspicious activity, applying judgement and critically assessing the information available in order to make the correct decisions.

This course and its contents, are in no way intended to constitute legal advice in the writing or submission of Suspicious Activity Reports.

This course is suitable for anyone with regulatory accountability for reporting suspicious activity. Specifically, those who reports SARs to their local Financial Intelligence Unit; including, Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs), Deputy MLROs, Nominated Officers and those in the UK holding CF11 status. 

  • 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.


"Superb. Really enjoyed doing this short course. An immersive and thought provoking experience that puts you totally into the Nominated Officer seat!"

Kier Hayes

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