The ICA Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in New Payment Products and Services (NPPS) is designed to provide an understanding of the key anti money laundering issues related to the rapidly developing range of new payment methods, such as prepaid/stored value cards, internet/e-payment systems (including crypto-currencies) and mobile money.

NPPS is a dynamic environment, approached in different ways across the world and all too often in the news (Bitcoin, for example). It is also a consideration in respect of both financial integrity and financial inclusion – factors both recognised by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in their June 2013 report on NPPS.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Senior practitioners who are keen to enhance their existing expertise by learning about another a rapidly developing industry sector
  • Senior managers within the NPPS environment who wish to certify their knowledge
  • Operational staff, working specifically within the NPPS sector, who need to understand the inherent risks they face
  • Regulators or Consultants working within the NPPS sector
  • MLROs, Compliance Managers, Risk Managers, CDD Managers
  • Anyone with an interest in the subject matter


What will you learn?

When you undertake the course, in addition to the essential concepts of AML and CTF, you will cover the following areas:

  • The fundamentals of NPPS
  • The particular issues around e-payments, prepaid cards and mobile financial services
  • Balancing financial inclusion against financial integrity
  • The vulnerabilities of specific markets, products and services
  • The best practice related to customer due diligence
  • How to identify suspicious activity
  • Identifying suspicions and managing risk
  • Case Studies (including Bitcoin)


Entry requirements

The qualification is specifically designed to be detailed yet accessible. Prior subject matter knowledge will be useful, but is not essential.

To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required.

How and where can you study?

The course is fully online so can be studied at any time, wherever you are in the world. You will have 3 months to complete the course.

How will you be assessed?

At the end of the online course you will take a one hour multiple choice exam of 15 short-form questions.

ICA qualifications are awarded in association with Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Does this count towards ICA CPD?

Specialist Certificate courses count as 15 hours of ICA CPD credit.

Can this course be taught in-house?

If you have a training requirement for more than ten employees, why not contact us to discuss delivering the training in-house at your firm? It’s the ideal way to maximise your budget, minimise disruption and tailor content to your specific needs. In-house training from ICT is available all over the world. They’ve worked with hundreds of clients and can do the same for you. Call the dedicated in-house training team on +44(0) 121 362 7678 to discuss your training needs.


What does it cost?

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining an international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals.  The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership is £30 payable to ICA* and includes your assessment and access to invaluable knowledge resources that will help with your course as well as many other member benefits and services (view the list of membership services and benefits that you’ll receive here ). Become an Affiliate Member

The course fee is £595 + VAT payable to ICT (ICA’s training provider).

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*unless you are a member of the ICA already.
These fees include a printable certificate once you have completed the course.