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ICA Specialist Certificate in Trade Based Money Laundering


The huge volumes of international trade and associated transactions (which increases the scope for suspect trade transactions to be camouflaged) offers opportunities for facilitating large-scale money laundering.  And criminals are able to distance themselves from the activity due to the complexity of the money trail, making oversight and enforcement difficult.

The amounts criminals are laundering through trade based money laundering is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars per year.

The ICA Specialist Certificate in Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) explores the anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing risks that exist within the international trade environment, giving you or your teams the skills and tools to manage this risk effectively.

View Wolfsberg 2018 Trade Based Money Laundering video here >

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Compliance professionals who are keen to enhance their existing expertise by learning about another risk discipline
  • Practitioners within the international trade environment who wish to certify their knowledge 
  • Operational staff, working specifically within the international trade environment, who need to develop their understanding of money laundering risks relating to international trade and finance
  • Compliance Assurance professionals who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the risks that they are testing and monitoring
  • Anyone with an interest in the subject matter

What will you learn?

In addition to the essential concepts of AML and CTF, you will also cover the following areas:

  • International trade and receivables finance
  • Introduction to money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation
  • International laws, regulations and industry guidance
  • Managing risk
  • Money laundering typologies
  • Terrorist financing, resourcing and sanctions
  • Further financial crime risk considerations


Entry requirements

The course is specifically designed to be detailed yet accessible. Prior subject matter knowledge will be useful, but is not essential.

To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required.

How will you be assessed?

At the end of the online course, you will take a one-hour multiple choice closed book examination. 

Specialist Certificate courses count as 15 hours of ICA CPD credit.


Membership of ICA

In order to study any ICA course you will need to become a member of ICA




What does it cost?

ICA Membership Fee £30
Course Fee** £595 (+VAT)





All costs are (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable). 

**Students currently residing in certain low GDP countries receive a 15% discount on this fee. View list of applicable countries here. This price may differ in countries where the course is priced in local currency. These fees include a printable certificate once you have completed the course.

This course appears on the approved training providers for the Oil & Gas Transition Training Fund in Scotland. Interested applicants should contact Skills Development Scotland www.transitiontrainingfund.co.uk


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When and where can I study?

Visit International Compliance Training's website, our dedicated training partner, for information on the locations and dates for this course. 

Find out more about this course at a free briefing session ►  

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Help and support

Alternatively contact us on +44(0)121 362 7534 / studentservices@int-comp.org (Qualifications)
or +44(0)121 362 7747 / membership@int-comp.org (Membership)