Our BSA/AML Virtual School, designed for Community Banks and Credit Unions, will be a three day event that will cover BSA for financial institutions from the basics to a deep dive into key areas of BSA. Included in the basics, Day 1 will show how to conduct transaction monitoring, CTRs and SARs Step-by-Step, 314(a), 314(b), and OFAC requirements. In depth discussions on the advanced days will include CDD/EDD, risk assessments, cannabis, virtual currency, human trafficking, and more. Attendees will be provided with specific tools and resources that assist in setting up a BSA program and enhance both their Risk Assessment and BSA program. In addition to the tools and resources, attendees will also be given a SAR guidance filing summary sheet and approximately 200 slides of material per day!

You can join us for one, two, or all three days of our BSA/AML Virtual School. Discount pricing is available for those attending two or three days.
Our AML-ology Mentor Members will receive special pricing and must log in to take advantage of this discount!

Tue, Oct. 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

This session is designed for the new BSA personnel or those wanting a refresher on the basics. We will cover an overview of the BSA, what drives your program and what to include in your program. The morning will cover 314(a), 314(b), Customer Identification Program (CIP) basics, CTRs Step-by-Step and Monetary Instrument/Funds Transfers requirements.   

In the afternoon session, we will cover the basics of monitoring, software/data overview and conducting customer reviews. We will also cover SARs Step-by-Step and conclude the day with an overview of the OFAC requirements.  

Attendees will be given tools to assist in setting up a solid BSA program. 


9:00 am – 9:30 amIntroduction to BSA
9:30 am – 9:45 am314(a) and 314(b)
9:45 am – 10:30 amCIP (Customer Identification Program) Basics
10:30 am – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 11:45 amCTRs Step-by-Step
11:45 am– 12:00 pmMonetary Instruments/Funds Transfers
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pmMonitoring Basics & Software/Data Overview
2:15 pm – 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm – 2:45 pmConducting Customer Reviews
2:45 pm – 3:45 pmSARs Step-by-Step
3:45 pm – 4:30 pmOverview of OFAC


Wed, Oct. 20, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

We will begin the day with a reminder of the key foundations of your BSA program and how that drives your policy and procedures when onboarding customers. We will delve into non-U.S. citizens, synthetic ID Theft, and various types of risks to consider when determining your onboarding policies and procedures. We will also cover entity concerns and beneficial ownership recent guidance and the AML provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act. We will conclude the morning with COVID Related Fraud/Cyber Security cases and red flags. 

The afternoon will cover an overview of OFAC including the new list issued in December 2020. We will cover a host of BSA news articles and conclude with SAR narrative writing and FinCEN guidance issued during COVID. 

Attendees will be given a variety of resources to enhance their BSA program including a SAR guidance filing summary sheet. 


9:00 am – 9:15 amIntroduction
9:15 am – 10:30 amCustomer Onboarding (CIP/Synthetic ID Theft/Risk Considerations – Customers, Products, Services, Geographies CDD/EDD)
10:30 am – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 11:00 amBeneficial Ownership Recent Guidance/Shell/Shelf Companies
11:00 am– 11:40 pmThe NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) AML Provisions
11:40 am– 12:00 pmCOVID – Fraud & Cyber Crime
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pmLessons Learned from Recent BSA/OFAC Consent Orders
1:45 pm – 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 pm – 2:30 pmOFAC
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmBSA Recent News
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmSARs (Narrative Discussion & Guidance Issued During COVID with a Guide Sheet Provided)


Thu, Oct. 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Since risk assessments are the driving force behind your entire BSA program, understanding what they are, what should be included and how to write them are critical pieces to the development of your institution’s risk assessment. We will begin the day by covering those elements as well as types of risks to consider. The second half of the morning will be identification of data points, understanding your data and accurately measuring your risks. The morning will conclude with ways to ensure you are effectively presenting those risks to your SR Management and Board of Directors to enable them to understand the policy and procedures you have implemented to mitigate those risks. 

The afternoon will cover three key topics: Human Trafficking, Virtual Currency and Cannabis. We will give definitions for each, recent regulatory updates, red flags, and program suggestions to assist you in managing the risks of all three of these areas. 

Attendees will be given a variety of tools to enhance their Risk assessment and BSA program.


9:00 am – 10:30 amDeep Dive into Risk Assessments (What are they? What should be included? What types of risk do you consider?)
10:30 am – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – 12:00 amDeep Dive into Risk Assessments cont. (High Risk Customer Management and Understanding and Evaluating Your Data)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmHuman Trafficking (Defined/Victim Stories/Case Study/Red Flags for Branch Personnel/Back Office/BSA Monitoring
2:00 pm – 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 pm – 3:15 pmOverview of Virtual Currency (Definitions/Guidance/Concerns)
3:15 pm – 4:30 pmAll About Cannabis (Including Marijuana/Hemp/CBD)

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