Seat Time: 3.25hrs
This course will introduce the learner to the role of the Branch Manager in ensuring that his/her institution remains compliant with all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). The course will familiarize the learner with the Act itself, as well as how and when to file Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), and why this is important. In addition, the course will discuss how to apply BSA requirements to other aspects of the institution’s operations. After completing this course, the learner will understand:
- How to complete and file a CTR and a SAR.
- How to maintain an effective Customer Identification Program (CIP).
- How the USA PATRIOT Act affects BSA requirements.
T1. Bank Secrecy Act: This topic will educate the learner on the recent progress of money laundering detection and prevention, the purpose of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and information regarding the penalties for violating the BSA.
T2. Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs): This topic will inform the learner about the use of Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) definitions of currency transactions, multiple transactions, completing a CTR, CTR exemptions, exempt and non-exempt businesses, and designating CTR exemptions.
T3. Filing a CTR Overview and Demo: This topic will provide the learner with detailed information and graphics of a CTR and will demonstrate how to properly fill out a CTR.
T4. Completing a CTR Assessment: This topic will provide the learner with the opportunity to complete a CTR on their own using the provided information.
T5. Suspicious Activity Reports SARs: This topic will inform the learner on reporting suspicious activity, when to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR), examples of suspicious situations, completing a SAR, exceptions, and confidentiality of SARS.
T6. Filing a SAR Overview and Demo: This topic will provide the learner with detailed information and graphics of a SAR and will demonstrate how to properly fill out a SAR.
T7. Completing a SAR Assessment: This topic will provide the learner with the opportunity to complete a SAR on their own using the provided information.
T8. Monetary Instrument Purchases: This topic will educate the learner about reporting detailed records of all cash purchases of monetary instruments to the government, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) definitions of money instruments, multiple purchases and transactions, and recording monetary instrument purchases.
T9. Funds Transfers: This topic will explain how funds transfers are essential tools of the global financial community, parties of transfer, using correspondent institutions, and funds transfer systems.
T10. Foreign Relations: This topic will enumerate the specific requirements set for by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) for relationships with foreign financial institutions, including correspondent foreign accounts, certification and recertification, verification of information, and examination procedures.
T11. Customer Identification Program: This topic will educate the learner about identifying customers, the purpose of a Customer Identification Program (CIP), verifying customersÆ identities, obtaining required identifying information about a customer from a third-party source when establishing a credit card account, and recordkeeping procedures.
T12. USA PATRIOT Act: This topic will educate the learner on the provisions and background of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act, amendments to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), primary money laundering concerns, and the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act.
T13. BM Your Role in BSA: This topic will familiarize the learner with his/her role as a branch manager at the institution in regard to ensuring compliance with the BSA.