CSBS BAI Online Course Catalog

BSA Reporting: CTRs and Suspicious Activity 45 minutes This interactive course covers currency transaction reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act, including a close look at the CTR form and how to complete it. It also provides an overview of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and how personnel can recognize suspicious activity. The course is recommended for teller supervisors, branch managers, auditors, staff trainers, compliance officers and all personnel involved in reviewing and/or completing CTRs. 45 minutes This course, designed for personnel needing a basic understanding of BSA, gives a brief overview of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) including background on CIP, CTR, and SAR as well as penalties for non-compliance with BSA. 30 minutes This course, recommended for front-line employees who handle cash, BSA officers, compliance officers, and appropriate audit staff, covers the Bank Secrecy Act as it relates to the exemption system and the Customer Identification Program. Employees will learn what the exemption system is and why it exists, what procedures must be followed with exempt accounts, which businesses may never be exempt as well as why it is so crucial to properly identify customers. 45 minutes This BSA course, recommended for teller supervisors, branch managers, auditors, staff trainers, compliance officers, and anyone involved in CTRs, covers Parts I-III of the CTR. This course will teach you to determine which transactions require a CTR, to complete the CTR, including required information, and to identify scenarios that may warrant the completion of a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). 60 minutes This comprehensive course, intended for management personnel, examines the background and purpose of the Bank Secrecy Act, and identifies the major BSA/AML risk categories upon which management must base a financial institution's BSA compliance program. Additionally, the course also addresses the minimum requirements to which a financial institution BSA compliance program must adhere, and management's role concerning information sharing and Suspicious Activity Reporting. 30 minutes Money Services Businesses (MSBs) serve individuals without banking relationships who need to cash checks, transmit or receive money (often from other countries), and purchase products such as money orders and traveler's checks, and are thus an exceptionally high risk for money laundering. This course, recommended for supervisors, managers, and compliance officers, will explain the risks behind MSB accounts, differentiate between high- and low-risk MSBs, and provide steps that financial institutions can take to protect themselves from risk. 45 minutes Lenders can play a crucial role in BSA requirements because of their customer contact and knowledge of customer transactions. Become familiar with the appropriate sections of BSA, learn how to identify and report suspicious activity, and familiarize yourself with the penalties for violating the Bank Secrecy Act. 60 minutes In this course, learners will determine how operations and support personnel can best comply with BSA regulations. After providing a brief introduction to the background and purpose of the Act, this course covers BSA/AML: The Basics BSA: Exemptions and Customer Identification BSA: How to Comply BSA: Management's Perspective BSA: Money Services Businesses BSA: Responsibilities for Lenders BSA: The Role of Operations


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