Compliance, Risk & Governance

Certified Compliance Officer Advanced – Financial Crime Compliance

Programme Overview

Financial Crime Compliance has emerged as a key area of focus for regulators worldwide. Significant fines and penalties have been applied to global and local organisations. This programme provides an introduction to Singapore regulation, an overview of the key financial crime risks in the industry, and how financial institutions should be designing their programs and adapting to the changing technological landscape. Participants will acquire an understanding of Singapore and relevant international rules and regulations including in the arena of innovative payment services, current and emerging threats including with digital/virtual assets and new technologies, and be able to facilitate their organisation’s compliance with such rules and regulations, including through the deployment of new technologies. Participants will also gain insights into AML changes in the broader financial sector and newer business models. 


You will have direct exposure to seasoned compliance industry specialists and leaders who are experts in the particular area. All sessions are interactive including teaching, case studies, group breakouts and discussions and assessments are similarly designed to ensure skills learnt are thoroughly understood and grasped in practice and can be applied to work-life circumstances. Successful completion of the programme qualifies you for a Certified Compliance Officer (Financial Crimes Compliance) qualification as well as eligibility to apply to IBF for the Financial Crime Compliance Level 2 Certification*, recognizing your achievement


*subject to T&Cs

Register for Online Information Session

Get a chance to speak with our team in an online information session to learn more about WMI’s Certified Compliance Officer Advanced – Financial Crime Compliance programme. We are happy to offer an overview of the programme and any enquiries you may have about WMI in this one-hour virtual session.

Upcoming Dates

7 Sep 2023, Thursday, 5pm
14 Sep 2023, Thursday, 5pm
21 Sep 2023, Thursday, 5pm


Participants must complete 6 compulsory modules:

  • Compliance Risk and Compliance Culture
  • Compliance Strategy, Policy and Advice
  • Financial Crime Regulation
  • Compliance Monitoring, Surveillance and Controls
  • Compliance/Regtech and Project Management
  • Handling Serious Compliance Incidents & Performance Management

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for compliance professionals within the financial services sector with at least 3 years of relevant experience, including legal, enterprise/operational risk, audit professionals and those in control functions in the first line of defence. It is also relevant for external lawyers, consultants and accountants advising financial services sector.

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Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded: 



IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS) 


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Singapore Institute of Legal Education Accreditation
Module: Compliance Risk and Culture
Eligible Public CPD Points: Day 1= 4, Day 2= 4.5. Total = 8.5 (TBC)
Practice Area: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Training Level: Intermediate

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to for more information.



Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded: 


WMI Certification

  • Certified Compliance Officer (Financial Crime Compliance)
  • CPD hours (IBF-STS and Core FAA/SFA CPD)


IBF Certification

  • Eligible for the IBF Advanced (Level 2) Certification in Financial Crime Compliance, and Monitoring, Surveillance and Testing. T&Cs apply.


In addition to Course Fees, each participant will also be charged a non-refundable and non-claimable application fee of S$85 (including GST).


SkillsFuture Credits can be utilised to offset the balance of the programme fees after IBF subsidy. Do note that SkillsFuture Credits cannot be used to offset Application Fees.


Click here to read more about the terms & conditions governing registration, payment, cancellation, deferment and no-show.


The information above is correct at the time of publication. The Wealth Management Institute reserves the right to amend the fees and/or terms and conditions as appropriate. 


Financial Crime Regulation - 2 & 3 Apr 2024
Compliance/Regtech and Project Management - 23 & 24 May 2024
Compliance Monitoring, Surveillance and Controls - 13 & 14 Jun 2024
Handling Serious Compliance Incidents & Performance Management - 27 & 28 Jun 2024
Compliance Risk and Compliance Culture - 29 & 30 Aug 2024
Compliance Strategy, Policy and Advice - 16 & 17 Sep 2024


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It was a privilege to tap on the wealth of experience across the training team and guest advisors. Professor Urs Zulauf and Ms Sharon Craggs were able to share specific learning points across jurisdictional approaches and bank practices.

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I am really pleased with the quality of the trainers and guest speakers. Not only are they truly knowledgeable in their area of expertise, the open sharing and willingness to answer questions help me learn deeply and broadly.

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It was illuminating to hear from Mabel and Wee Soon, who were forthcoming in sharing from their vast experience and specifically their concerns and views on managing emerging risks with crypto-assets.

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