Financial Regulation → Anti-Money Laundering

AML 4th and 5th Directives Overview (AML1808H120)

When the EU issues an anti money laundering directive, it also sets an implementation date by which appropriate AML/CFT legislation must be in place within member states. Since implementation periods can last several years, new money laundering and terrorism financing threats may emerge during that time: accordingly, the EU issues new anti money laundering directives regularly to reflect changes in criminal methodology and in AML/CFT best practices.


This course offers an introduction to the key points of the 4th AML Directive and an overview of the proposed amendments that will be implemented with the 5th Directive. It also provides an optional learning unit to briefly examine the role of the Financial Investigation Unit.

Training Duration

This course may take up to 2 hours to be completed. However, actual study time differs as each learner uses their own training pace.


This course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to the Anti-Money Laundering regulatory regime and their respective Directives (4th and 5th). It is also suitable to professionals pursuing regulatory CPD in Financial Regulation.

Training Method

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units are based on reading material. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

At the end of the training, participants take a Quiz to complete their learning and earn a Certificate of Completion.

Accreditation and CPD Recognition

This programme has been developed by the European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF), a globally-recognised training institution.

The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and can be accredited by regulators and other bodies for 2 CPD Units that approve education in financial regulation. The course may be also approved for CPD Units by institutions which approve general financial and AML training, such as the CISI, ICA and ACAMS.

Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.

Registration and Access

To register to this course, click on the Get this course button to pay online and receive your access instantly. If you are purchasing this course on behalf of others, please be advised that you will need to create or use their personal profile before finalising your payment.

Access to the course is valid for 180 days.

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  • AML 4th Directive Overview Training Content
  • AML 4th Directive Overview Multiple-Choice Questions
  • AML 5th Directive
  • AML 5th Directive: Overview Proposed Amendments Training Content
  • AML 5th Directive Multiple-Choice Questions
  • MOKAS Unit for Combating Money Laundering in Cyprus
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "AML 4th Directive Overview Multiple-Choice Questions, AML 5th Directive Multiple-Choice Questions"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever