Professional Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering in a Fintech Environment 


Programme Overview

As technological innovation continues to drive the evolution of Financial Services (Fintech), ACOI and Professional Accountancy Training (PAT) have collaborated to design a contemporary practitioner focused course that specifically addresses operational and strategic Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements – in an increasingly data-driven Fintech environment. This programme will ensure ACOI members have the necessary skills and competencies to address AML compliance frameworks and supports a culture of AML compliance in this new environment that in turn establishes Ireland as a centre of both European and global AML/CTF excellence and innovation.


The programme identifies the core requirements and contemporary (technologically enhanced) best practice in the risk assessment, client onboarding, and life cycle management of client accounts from the perspective of a variety of sectors – for example: Credit and Financial Institutions (‘Firms’) and Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions (DNFBP’s).

How you will benefit:

On successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering in a Fintech Environment, graduates will be able to: 

  1. Assess the evolution of EU AML Directives and their transposition into Irish (national) legislation; 
  2. Evaluate the role of FATF and the national FIU’s in investigating and implementing effective AML/CTF enforcement;
  3. Identify the critical elements of a contemporary AML programme in an evolving Fintech (digital) environment;
  4. Contextualise the importance of culture and collaboration in the Irish AML Compliance Framework;
  5. Evaluate the critical inter-related stages of the AML Compliance Cycle and the perspective of the key stakeholders in the Irish AML Framework;
  6. Assess the AML/CTF regulatory requirements, Central Bank of Ireland’s guidance, and contemporary best practice for the risk assessment of new counterparties and customers;
  7. Demonstrate contemporary best practice in the onboarding, and lifecycle management of new counterparties/ clients in an evolving regulatory and technological (Fintech) environment;
  8. Analyse the effectiveness of transaction monitoring processes, the quality of STR information, and the potential of technologically enabled solutions in the AML Compliance Framework;
  9. Identify the challenges (regulatory, information sharing, and optimising resources) in investigating STRs and enforcing AML sanctions; and
  10. Contextualise the importance of stakeholder co-operation and analyse the potential for technologically enhanced solutions to enhance the effectiveness of the AML prevention and enforcement. 
Taking up an ACOI Designation:


The course is approved by ACOI and participants will receive a Professional Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering in a Fintech Environment on successfully passing the continuous assessments and final exam.

Education Partners:

The Professional Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering in a Fintech Environment is delivered by Professional Accountancy Training (PAT)


The fee for this programme is €3,300 


This programme also has IFS Skillnet funding available for certain companies. You should check if your company has IFS Skillnet approval. IFS Skillnet price is €2,310.


How to Apply

  1. You will need to be a current member of ACOI to register for this programme.
  2. Register for this programme through our Education Partner, PAT.

Any Questions?

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