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  1. Why should I opt for a course in AML/CFT?

    The heightened complexity and importance of the counter illicit finance mission challenges global authorities and financial institutions to understand and manage a growing array of illicit financing risks. These risks – which have expanded to include fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, proliferation financing, bribery and corruption, and tax crimes – increasingly threaten global security and the integrity of the financial system. The State of Qatar and the Qatari financial community, in partnership with the Financial Integrity Network, are committed to enhancing the ability of Qatar to combat illicit finance in all its forms, and this Comprehensive Training Program is an important element of that effort.

  2. How is this training different from other AML/CFT Trainings available in the market?

    The Financial Integrity Network has collaborated closely with the Qatar Central Bank, the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee and the Qatar Finance and Business Academy to create a tailored, specialized, and integrated comprehensive training program that focuses on key public and private sector audiences in Qatar. By drawing on unparalleled expertise in the design and application of global AML/CFT standards as well as by employing a unique analytical approach to understanding risk associated with illicit finance, the Comprehensive Training Program is designed to enhance the AML/CFT capabilities across multiple public sector authorities and within the financial system. The courses are designed for the various elements of the Qatari counter illicit finance regime that are charged with protecting the financial system from abuse. Courses will include elements related to implementing global counter illicit finance standards, as well as specific modules focused on Qatar’s domestic laws, regulations, and unique economic situation.

  3. How are the courses tailored to the local market?

    The Comprehensive Training Program includes courses that are tailored for the various elements of the Qatari counter illicit finance regime charged with protecting the financial system from abuse. Courses will include elements focused on the implementation of global standards related to the counter illicit finance mission, as well as specific modules focused on Qatar’s domestic laws, regulations, and unique economic situation.

  4. Do I need to undertake all the 12 courses listed on the website? How should I know which course do I need to register for?

    Courses within the Comprehensive Training Program are designed with specific audiences in mind. Some courses are tailored for Qatari authorities, for example, while others are tailored to the private financial sector. Proposed audiences for each course is clearly identified in the course outline


  1. In which language the training be delivered?

    All training courses offered in the Comprehensive Training Program will be delivered in English, with simultaneous Arabic translation.

  2. Are all the courses examinable?

    Testing is mandatory for Courses Two through Twelve (C2-C12) in the Comprehensive Training Program.

  3. How many questions will be there? Are these subjective questions or multiple-choice questions?

    All tests will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions.  The exact number of questions, however, will vary and be based on the length of the Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of Training Material presented in each Course

  4. What is the duration of the test?

    Participants will have approximately 1-2 hours to complete the examination.

  5. How do I prepare for the test? Is there any training material provided for these certifications?

    Test questions will be drawn from the concepts and information presented in the Training Materials for each Course.  Trainees should prepare for the examination by reading all Training Materials before they arrive for the Course, actively listen and participate during the Course, and ask questions throughout the Course in order to clarify or better understand key concepts and information.

  6. Will the exam be conducted on the last day of the training?

    Yes, the exam will be conducted on the last day of the training.

  7. Where is the exam conducted?

    Testing will occur on-site at the training venue

  8. Do I need to bring my own device for the training and exam?

    No, you need not bring the device. The testing will be administered on paper. 

  9. Are the exam available in language other than English?

    Tests will be offered in both English and Arabic.

  10. What is the passing grade for the exams?

    Please see section below on Certification

  11. When and how shall I receive my grades for the exam?

    After FIN completes grading for each particular Course, FIN will share the grades with NAMLC and QFBA.  QFBA will distribute grades to each trainee, approximately two weeks after the test is taken.


  13. Will I receive certification on undertaking the training?

    The Comprehensive Training Program will adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Certification.The required examinations enable participants to demonstrate they understand the learning objectives for that particular Course. A participant’s score on the test determines the appropriate level:

      • Certificate of Passing with Merit. Participants with a test score > 75% will receive a Certificate of Passing with Merit and be Certified for the foundational elements of that particular Training Course.Participants who receive a Certificate of Merit will be eligible to register for advanced FIN courses in that same subject matter in the future.

      • Certificate of Completion (Passing).Participants with a test score between 65% - 75% will receive a Certificate of Completion (Passing) for that particular Course.

      • No Certificate. Participants with a test score between 0-65% will not receive a certificate.
  14. For non-examinable courses, will I receive a participation certificate?

    Beyond the initial course (C1) in the Comprehensive Training Program, all courses require examination.  All participants with at least 80% attendance for a particular Training Course will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of that Course. 

  15. Is the certificate internationally recognized?
    Certification by FIN has been recognized as an important Certification by global banks and financial centers around the world.


  1. What happens if I not able to undertake the examination due to unforeseen reasons?

    Participants who fail to undertake the examination will be allowed to sit for the re-test and notification pertaining to the same will be communicated through the registered e-mail address.

  2. What happens if I do not pass in the examination? Can I get a re-test?

    Participants who fail the required examination are permitted to take one re-test.  Additionally, those participants who earn a passing certificate of Course Completion but who would like to be Certified may also attempt a re-test. 

  3. When will re-testing occur?

    Re-tests will be administered by a local authority in Doha at a date and time to be determined. 

  4. Do I need to pay for the re-test?

    No, Participants do not have to pay for the re-test examination.

  5. How many re-test exams will be conducted per training course?
    There will be only one re-test exam per training course.  




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