STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering

Wherever you are located, the STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering provides you with all of the essential knowledge you need to establish a successful career in this field.

What does this qualification cover and how is it delivered?

What does this qualification cover?

The Certificate covers:

  • The International Context
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • AML in Practice
  • Sanctions
  • Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
  • Managing the Risk of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
  • Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Framework
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Emerging Industry Sectors
  • Escalations and Exits


How is it delivered?

Offering you a flexible and convenient way of studying, this course is delivered through an online learning platform, with support resources, such as two interactive virtual classrooms that you can participate in.

Students should allow 6 months to complete the certificate, which is a part-time course.

What are the benefits to me and my employer?

How will I benefit from this course?

Successful completion of this certificate will help you to:

  • Understand the international standards set by the IMF, UN and World Bank for combating money laundering
  • Explain the vulnerabilities of some financial services and products to money laundering
  • Identify potentially suspicious transactions
  • Assess when and how to report any suspicious activities, based on legal obligations to regulators and clients

How will my employer benefit?

Successful completion of the Certificate will enable you to:

  • Protect yourself and your employer with your knowledge of identifying and preventing money laundering
  • Demonstrate your firm's commitment to anti-money laundering
  • Apply your knowledge to risk-based transaction monitoring and filtering activities

Entry advice and requirements

Who would find this qualification useful?

This Certificate has been designed for those who work in the international private wealth management field. The course will particularly benefit those whose roles involve compliance, regulatory matters, internal audit and money laundering reporting.

What are the entry requirements?

This is an Entry Level Certificate and therefore open entry, as outlined in the Qualifications and Membership Framework. Applicants are advised that they should possess good written English skills.

Further course details

How much will it cost?

There are two versions of this course that you can study: an online course, and the online course with two interactive virtual classroom sessions. The fees for both versions of the course can be found below:

Online course with an assignment and an examination

  • Non-STEP member: £895 (+ UK VAT)
  • Full STEP Member discounted rate: £850 (+ UK VAT)

Online course with two virtual classrooms, an assignment and an examination

  • Non-STEP members: £1,100 (+ UK VAT)
  • Full STEP Member discounted rate: £1,045 (+ UK VAT)

Where and when is it available?

This course is purely online. You can find further details and course dates on the CLTI website

How do I apply?

Register online or download and return the enrolment form (PDF 157KB)

Help and advice

If you have any queries and would like to speak to someone you can either call  CLTI on +44 (0)121 362 7733  or email

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