Anti-Money Laundering

Anti-money Laundering & Counter Terrorist Financing


CityLearning’s premier product is Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, an eLearning course that teaches your staff how to spot and prevent financial crime such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

Broken down into six 10-minute modules, your staff will get the knowledge and skills they need to stay one step ahead of financial crime.

Book a short demo of Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to learn more about money laundering training from  CityLearning.

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Anti Money Laundering Training Courses in Ireland

CityLearning has provided eLearning compliance courses to nearly all major financial institutions in Ireland along with other large corporations and organisations such as key government bodies, law firms and many more.

Anti money laundering training was one of the first courses developed by CityLearning in 1998, and the course has gone through 25 years of continuous improvement ever since. The Irish version of the course covers the obligations on your company to fight financial crime under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 as amended. The course tells your staff exactly what they need to do to ensure compliance with these obligations.

Who is the Target Audience for This AML eLearning Course?

Tailored versions of our anti-money laundering eLearning course are available for different sectors. This includes:

  • Accountancy Firms
  • Asset Management
  • Aviation Leasing
  • Credit Unions
  • Fintech
  • General Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Law Firms
  • Leasing and Finance
  • Life Assurance
  • Mortgage Providers
  • Retail Banking
  • Stockbroking
  • Treasury
  • Wholesale Banking
Learning Objectives

Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing training from CityLearning is built around a set of learning objectives to ensure your staff are trained in anti money laundering compliance.


After completing this course, you will be able to:


Module 1: Why Combat Money Laundering?

  • outline the characteristics and stages of money laundering.
  • describe the impact of financial crime on society and on you.
  • list the basic traits of terrorist financing.

Module 2: Your Legal Obligations

  • summarise the main legal obligations to stop money laundering.
  • explain the potential consequences of not fulfilling legal obligations.

Module 3: CDD and Risk

  • define Customer Due Diligence (CDD).
  • identify the four main risk categories to consider when assessing a customer’s risk profile.

Module 4: Different Levels of CDD

  • classify the different levels of CDD.
  • illustrate the essential steps in identifying and verifying a customer.

Module 5: Identifying and Verifying a Customer

  • recognise the three types of information necessary for verifying the identity of a natural person.
  • define what a beneficial owner is.
  • list the documentation required for verifying a corporate customer.
  • explain your company’s responsibilities when using a third party to verify a customer.

Module 6: Records and Reporting

  • comply with record-keeping obligations.
  • recognise the characteristics of potential money laundering transactions.
  • describe the signs of potential terrorist financing transactions.
  • identify situations which could lead to tipping off a customer.

What Does Compliance Training Cover?

Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing covers the legislation regulating anti-money laundering and terrorist financing in the relevant jurisdiction and the obligations on your company and your staff to fight financial crime. This online eLearning course consists of six modules.


Module One introduces money laundering and terrorist financing and explains why preventing them is so important. It contains real life case studies to demonstrate the possible consequences if you don’t meet your anti-money laundering obligations.


Module Two lists all the anti-money laundering laws, regulations and guidelines that apply to your company. It outlines the obligations your company must fulfil.


These obligations are to:

  • Check for financial sanctions
  • Avoid tipping-off
  • Carry out Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
  • Follow procedures
  • Keep records
  • Report suspicious transactions

The remaining four modules explain in detail what actions your staff should take to comply with these obligations. Rather than focus on confusing regulations, Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing is designed to teach concrete and practical actions to help you embed a risk-based approach to preventing financial crime in your company.


Module Three explains what customer due diligence (CDD) is and what information your staff should consider when deciding what level of money laundering risk a customer poses.


Module Four outlines each of the three levels of CDD based on a customer’s risk level.


Module Five looks at how to identify a customer and verify their identify, for both individual and corporate customers. It also contains a branching scenario which leads learners through the process of assessing a customer for risk and applying appropriate customer due diligence based on the customer’s risk level.


Module Six explains how to recognise and report potential money laundering and terrorist financing transactions, and how to avoid tipping off a customer.


Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing ends in a 12-question course test. Learners must answer at least 10/12 questions correctly to pass the course. Their score will be automatically saved in CityLearning’s Learning Management System (LMS) CityREPORTs, so that compliance with anti money laundering training requirements can easily be proven.  

Course Features

Rigorous Testing: Spot questions are used throughout the course to increase user engagement with the learning material. These questions either probe to expand on a learner’s existing knowledge of the subject matter or reinforce key learning points. Each module ends in a short quiz. The course ends with a 12-question course test with an 80% pass mark. Questions in the course are randomised from a choice of three so that learners may retake without getting the same questions.


Customised Content: CityLearning offers versions of Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing tailored to different financial sectors. Additionally, this eLearning course can be customised with content specific to your company.


Accessibility: This course contains audio narration throughout.


Glossary of Terms: Unfamiliar terms are linked to this glossary when they are first used in the course. The glossary can be accessed at any time.


Multimedia Design: This course gets the message across with a mix of text, images, animation and video.


Interactive Content: We design our courses to keep learners engaged and thinking.

Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing contains:

  • navigational interactive elements, such as next/back buttons and icons that reveal more content once clicked.
  • learning interactive elements, including a scenario that lets learners practice assessing a customer for risk and performing customer due diligence.


Modular Structure: This course is broken down into short modules that take 10-15 minutes to complete, so learners can easily finish this course at their own pace.


Real Life Case Studies: Learners benefit from studying recent examples of money laundering cases. These highlight the importance of preventing financial crime.

Available Countries

Our money laundering and terrorist financing prevention course is available in off-the-shelf versions for the following countries and regions, with content tailored to each jurisdiction:


  • Ireland
  • UK
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • The Cayman Islands
  • Bermuda
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Global

If you need anti money laundering training for a different jurisdiction, we can tailor Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to suit your needs.

Quality Assurance

CityLearning enjoys a longstanding reputation for the highest quality course content. We are committed to continuous improvement and have a well-established Quality Assurance System in place to measure and enhance our performance.

All project personnel are highly experienced in developing generic, customised and bespoke eLearning solutions for our clients.


Our courses are regularly reviewed by Subject Matter Experts at our client companies, a UK-based financial services regulatory consultancy and a leading Irish law firm.

Why Choose CityLearning for AML Training?

CityLearning has been creating eLearning compliance training courses for 25 years. Our courses are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Ireland by the Institute of Bankers (IOB), Life Insurance Association (LIA) and Insurance Institute of Ireland (III), and by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in the UK.

Case Study

A leading Irish law firm required a turnkey solution for distributing compliance courseware, including AML training, to their current and future clients. After a short consultation period, we provided a tailored online platform which fit the company’s specific requirements. We continue to have a strong relationship as they grow their customer base, and the firm provides CityLearning’s Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing course to their clients annually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course approved for CPD?

Yes, this AML training course has been approved for one hour of CPD by the following bodies:


  • In Ireland:
    • Institute of Bankers (IOB)
    • Life Insurance Association (LIA)
    • Insurance Institute of Ireland (III)
  • In the UK:
    • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

We can request CPD accreditation from other bodies if necessary.

How long will it take to complete this course?

Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing should take just over one hour to complete.


A Lite version of the course is also available which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and carries half an hour of CPD.

How is this course delivered?

Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing is an eLearning course that should be taken online using a Learning Management System (LMS). This can be either our propriety LMS, CityREPORTs, or an LMS already in place in your company.

CityLearning courses are fully SCORM-compliant for easy upload to another LMS.

Can I customise this course?

Yes, Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing can be customised to meet any anti-money laundering or anti-financial crime compliance training needs specific to your company.

How much does this course cost?

The cost per user of CityLearning’s AML eLearning compliance course depends on the number of users taking the course and whether you take only this course or other CityLearning courses in addition to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Get in touch with us today for a quote. Please be sure to let us know how many users will be taking the course(s) and which course(s) you are interested in.  

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