STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering

Elevate your professional acumen with the STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering, gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of AML regulations and practices.

Course details

The STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering is designed for those who work in the international private wealth management field and are looking to develop their understanding of anti-money laundering.  

  • Gain specialist knowledge and skills in anti-money laundering. 
  • Protect your firm with enhanced insight. 
  • Earn 30 Entry Level credits towards STEP Membership. 
  • Obtain an internationally-recognised certification.  


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Become a member of STEP

This course is open-entry and therefore anyone is eligible to enrol.

This is a STEP qualification. STEP membership is required to study this course and must be maintained throughout the duration of your studies. STEP will contact you regarding membership 6-8 weeks after course enrolment. 

Successful completion of this course will provide 30 Entry Level credits towards membership.


What will I learn?

  • What money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions risks must be managed
  • The international bodies and standard setters
  • National legal and regulatory frameworks
  • How to take an AML/CFT risk-based approach and manage risks
  • Initial and ‘ongoing’ customer due diligence (CDD)
  • How to monitor activity and transactions
  • How to recognise and report suspicions
  • The vulnerabilities of specific services and products

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for: 

  • MLROs and financial crime/risk officers 
  • funds managers/officers 
  • compliance officers/managers 
  • auditors 
  • trust managers/assistants/officers 
  • trustees/fiduciaries 
  • corporate administrators 
  • lawyers/solicitors/attorneys 
  • wealth managers 
  • accountants 
  • tax advisers 
  • client relations/marketing/sales 

Course format

This course runs twice a year. 

A flexible, part-time, four-month course, comprising: 

  • online guided study, including self-assessment questions 
  • three-hour online workshop 

This course is assessed by a one-hour multiple choice examination. 

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will gain 30 Entry Level credits towards STEP membership and be awarded the STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering.