STEP Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering

Protect your firm with an enhanced insight as to how to identify and prevent money laundering.

All STEP courses are open for enrolment with delivery adjusted to ensure continuity of access to learning during the COVID 19 crisis. For courses not previously delivered online, teaching will be delivered through online classrooms and examinations via online assessment. For further information, please see advice on our primary education partner, CLT International’s, website

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?

The course is delivered online and includes two virtual classrooms as part of their studies. The course takes around six months to complete and will be assessed by an online multiple choice examination.

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?

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

The course is also suitable for:

  • New/recently appointed MLROs and deputies
  • New/recently appointed financial crime and risk officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Internal auditors assuming responsibilities for money laundering/financial crime issues
  • All individuals engaged in financial services and who aspire to a career in anti-money laundering

What are the entry requirements?

This is an Entry Level Certificate and therefore open entry, as outlined in the Qualifications and Membership Framework. The course is delivered in English and therefore delegates will need to have a good standard of English language. 

Further course details

The standard course fee for this Certificate is:

  • £1,100 + UK VAT (if applicable) including access to two virtual classrooms as part of your study.

Full Members of STEP receive discounted course fees:

  • £1,045 + UK VAT (if applicable) including access to two virtual classrooms as part of your study.

Where and when is it available?

You can find further details and course dates on the CLTI website

How do I apply?

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

CPD Policy

Members are required to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills to ensure a high standard of practice.

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CLT International

Our training partner CLT International provides a range of courses for those working in the UK trust and estates industry.

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