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COURSE 1
Course name: AML/CFT Global Standards and Qatar’s Counter Illicit Finance (CIF) Framework Training Program for Public Sector Audiences

Date and time of delivery: Monday-Tuesday, 4th and 5th March, 8:00 AM to 3:00PM

Duration of the course: Two Days

Last date of registration: 27th February 2019

Course fees: QAR 6,000

Certification/ Examination: This course is not examinable and all attendees to receive a Participation certificate.

Description of the course This course focuses on preparing public sector employees to effectively implement anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) global standards and create a sustainable, world-class counter illicit finance (CIF) regime for the state of Qatar. This “boot camp” style training and education course is designed for all public sector employees involved in implementing Qatar’s AML/CFT regime, especially those who are involved with Qatar’s preparations for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation.

Objective/Training Outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed the following:

A baseline understanding of the AML/CFT mission, including evolution of the mission, current landscape, global standards, the broader strategic context, and Qatar’s role in the global AML/CFT mission;

In-depth knowledge of the current threats to the integrity of the international financial system, with a specific focus on those most pertinent to Qatar, as well as the ability to identify common vulnerabilities exploited by illicit actors, and the real and regulatory risks these actors create;

A more extensive understanding of issues related to terrorist financing and trade-based money laundering, as well as participants’ roles in Qatar’s CIF structure;

Knowledge of the sources of global standards, including an up-to-date overview of core global standards related to the CIF mission and how to apply these in Qatar, as well as best practices on interagency collaboration to achieve the CIF mission; and

A collaborative and sustainable foundation for a financial regulatory cadre at institutions tasked with carrying out CIF regulation, supervision, and examination of Qatari financial institutions and DNFBP business and professions vulnerable to illicit finance.

Course Structure The Two-Day Training will include four plenary sessions, as well as two interactive breakout sessions, designed to achieve the course objectives identified above. Each plenary will include a mixture of lecture, interactive discussion, and question and answer.

Content Highlight Module 1: Plenary #1: Introduction to the Overall Comprehensive Training Program and the “Boot Camp” Course
Module 2: Plenary #2: Evolution of the Counter Illicit Finance Mission
Module 3: Plenary #3: Illicit Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Risk
Module 4: Plenary #4: Global Standards and the CIF Mission
Module 5: Breakout #1: Specialized Global Standards Training
Module 6: Breakout #2: Integrated Global Standards Training
Module 7: Integrated Closing Discussion


Target Audience Target audience includes all public sector employees involved in implementing Qatar’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, especially those who are involved with Qatar’s preparations for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation.
Targeted departments and agencies include, but are not limited to: NAMLC; QCB; MOJ; QFIU; PPO; MCI; RACA; QFCRA; QFCA; QFMA; NCTC; MOI; SSB; GAC; ACTA; SJC; MOF; MOFA
COURSE 2
Course name: Elements of an Effective CIF Regime: Financial Sector Supervision Training

Date and time of delivery: Sunday-Thursday, 31st March to 4th April, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Five Days

Last date of registration: 26th March 2019

Course fees: QAR 15,000

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course.

Examination Structure: Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This course focuses on training Qatar’s financial sector supervisors, who are tasked with implementing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) global standards, and creating a sustainable, world-class counter illicit finance (CIF) regime for the state of Qatar. This five-day training and education course is designed for senior-level financial sector supervisors and their staffs, who are key to maintaining the AML/CFT standards for Qatar’s financial system and are responsible for ensuring that QCB-, QFMA-, and QFC-licensed financial institutions in Qatar are properly regulated.

Objective/Training Outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed the following:

  • Qatar’s CIF regime, the role of NAMLC, and the importance of an interagency approach;
  • Vulnerabilities, threats, and risks stemming from Qatar’s national risk assessment and the importance of financial supervisors in maintaining a strong CIF regime;
  • The role of financial supervisors within Qatar’s AML/CFT regime;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combat illicit finance;
  • Effective implementation of enforcement actions;
  • mportance of reporting and statistics; and
  • Financial supervisors’ role within the FATF Mutual Evaluation.


Target audience:
Target audience includes senior level financial sector supervisors and their staffs responsible for enforcing Qatar’s CIF regime. Targeted authorities include, but are not limited to, the supervisory sections of: QCB; QFCRA; QFIU; and QFMA.

Course Structure The Five-Day Training Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content Highlight Training content will include, but may not be limited to, the following topics, tailored to Financial Sector Supervision:
  • Illicit Threats, Vulnerabilities & Risks;
  • Qatar's CIF regime, NAMLC & Interagency Cooperation;
  • Preventive Measures and Adopting a Risk-Based Approach;
  • Role of Financial Supervisors in Qatar and in the FATF Mutual Evaluation;
  • Licensing: Preventing Criminals from Controlling Financial Institutions;
  • Relationship between Prudential and AML/CFT Supervision;
  • Approach to On-site AML/CFT Inspection;
  • Enforcement Actions: Effective Implementation;
  • Evidence of Effective AML/CFT Supervision;
  • Domestic and International Cooperation; and
  • Importance of Outreach to Financial Sector.
COURSE 3
Course name: Elements of an Effective CIF Regime: Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) Supervision Training

Date and time of delivery: Sunday-Thursday, 14th to 18th April, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Five Days

Last date of registration: 7th April 2019

Course fees: QAR 15,000

Attendance requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to get an attendance certificate and to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course.

Examination Structure: Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This course focuses on training Qatar’s designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) supervisors, who are tasked with implementing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) global standards, and creating a sustainable, world-class counter illicit finance (CIF) regime for the state of Qatar. This five-day training and education course is designed for senior-level DNFBP supervisors and their staffs, who are key to maintaining the AML/CFT standards for Qatar’s DNFBPs and are responsible for ensuring that DNFBPs in Qatar and the QFC are properly regulated.

Objective/Training Outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed an understanding of:
  • Qatar’s CIF regime, the role of NAMLC, and the importance of an interagency approach;
  • Vulnerabilities, threats, and risks stemming from Qatar’s national risk assessment and the importance of DNFBP supervisors in maintaining a strong CIF regime;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combat illicit finance;
  • Effective implementation of enforcement actions;
  • Role of reporting and statistics; and
  • DNFBP supervisors’ role within the FATF Mutual Evaluation.
Course Structure The Five-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content Highlight Training content will include, but may not be limited to, the following topics, tailored to DNFBP Supervision:
  • Illicit Threats, Vulnerabilities & Risks;
  • Qatar's CIF regime, NAMLC & Interagency Cooperation;
  • Preventive Measures and Adopting a Risk-Based Approach;
  • Role of DNFBP Supervisors in Qatar and in the FATF Mutual Evaluation;
  • Enforcement Actions: Effective Implementation;
  • Evidence of Effective AML/CFT Supervision;
  • Domestic and International Cooperation; and
  • Importance of Outreach to DNFBP Sector.
Target Audience Target audience includes senior level DNFBP sector supervisors and their staffs responsible for enforcing Qatar’s CIF regime. Targeted authorities include, but are not limited to, the supervisory sections of: MCI; MOJ; QFIU and QFCRA.
COURSE 4
Course name: Elements of an Effective CIF Regime: Nonprofit Organizations (NPO) and Charities Supervision Training

Date and time of delivery: Tuesday-Thursday, 30th April to 2nd May, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Three Days

Last date of registration: 21st April 2019

Course fees: QAR 9,000

Attendance requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to get an attendance certificate and to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course.

Examination Structure: Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This course focuses on training the supervisors of Qatar’s NPOs and Charities and those agencies that are tasked with implementing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) global standards in the sector, and creating a sustainable, world-class counter illicit finance (CIF) regime for the state of Qatar. This three-day training and education course is designed for senior level NPO and Charities supervisors and their staffs, who are key to maintaining the AML/CFT standards for Qatar’s NPOs and Charities and are responsible for ensuring that any entities meeting the internationally accepted definition of an NPO—whether they are formed in the State of Qatar or the Qatar Financial Center—are properly supervised. The course is also designed for agencies that provide support in implementing and enforcing the CIF regime in the NPO and Charities sector.

Objective/Training Outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed an understanding of:

  • Qatar’s CIF regime, the role of NAMLC, and the importance of an interagency approach;
  • Vulnerabilities, threats, and risks, including those more relevant to the NPO and Charities sector stemming from Qatar’s national risk assessment;
  • The internationally accepted definition of an NPO and how it applies in Qatar;
  • The importance of effectively supervising the NPO and Charities sector in maintaining a strong CIF regime;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combat illicit finance and in particular the financing of terrorism without unnecessarily restricting charitable activity;
  • Effective implementation of enforcement actions in the NPO and Charities sector; and
  • NPOs and Charitities supervisors’ role within the FATF Mutual Evaluation process.


Course Structure The Three-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content Highlight Training content will include, but may not be limited to, the following topics, tailored to NPO and Charities Supervision:
  • Illicit Threats, Vulnerabilities & Risks;
  • Qatar's CIF regime, NAMLC & Interagency Cooperation;
  • Preventive Measures and Adopting a Risk-Based Approach;
  • Role of NPO and Charities Supervisors in Qatar and in the FATF Mutual Evaluation;
  • Approach to AML/CFT Inspection and Evidence of Effective Supervision;
  • Enforcement Actions: Effective Implementation; and
  • Importance of Outreach and Cooperation.


Target Audience Target audience includes senior officials at Qatar’s supervisory authorities for NPOs and Charities and their staffs responsible for enforcing Qatar’s CIF regime, as well as officials in authorities that assist in the implementation and enforcement of the CIF regime in the sector. Targeted authorities include, but are not limited to: RACA; SSB; MOI; QFIU and the Ministry of Endowments. Officials from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Qatar Financial Center who deal with the formation of NPOs may also be interested in participating.
COURSE 5
Course name: Understanding Qatar’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) for Public Sector Audiences

Date and time of delivery: Wednesday -Thursday, 19th June and 20th June (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Two Days

Last date of registration: 4th June, 2019

Course fees: QAR 6,000

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to get an attendance certificate and to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination:This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Description of the course This Two-Day training program will consist of a series of modules that will provide foundational information on the key components of Qatar’s national risk assessment and methodology, discuss in detail Qatar’s counter-illicit finance (CIF) threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences, and outline best practices in mitigating risk.

Course Structure The Two-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon completion of this course, the participant will have developed an in-depth understanding of:

  • The core components of a national risk assessment;
  • The evolution of CIF risk globally and regionally;
  • Differences between inherent risk and residual risk;
  • Qatar’s National Risk Assessment (NRA), methodology, and the current status of the NRA process;
  • The illicit finance threats confronting Qatar today;
  • The factors that render Qatar vulnerable to illicit finance;
  • The mitigating measures Qatar employs to manage risk and protect itself;
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) expectations regarding a jurisdiction’s understanding of and its response to risk;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combatting illicit finance; and
  • Emerging CIF risks.


Target Audience Target audience includes senior officials and their staffs from all Qatari anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) stakeholder agencies, including those agencies responsible for supervision, policy-making, investigation, and prosecution. These include Qatar’s supervisors and oversight authorities that have regulatory authority over financial institutions, DNFBPs, and the non-profit sector, as well as Qatar’s investigators, prosecutors, judges, intelligence analysts, sanctions authorities, and diplomats responsible for enforcing Qatar’s CIF regime.
Targeted authorities include but are not limited to: NAMLC; QCB; MOJ; QFIU; PPO; MOCI; RACA; QFCRA; QFCA; QFMA; NCTC; MOI; MOFA; SSB; GAC; ACTA; MOF tax officials; and SJC.
COURSE 6
Course name: FATF Mutual Evaluation (ME) Training for Public Sector Audiences

Date and time of delivery: Sunday -Thursday, 23rd June to 27th June (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Five Days

Last date of registration: 18th June, 2019

Course fees: QAR 15,000

Attendance requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to get an attendance certificate and to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Description of the course This Five-Day training program will consist of a series of modules that will provide foundational and highly focused information on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the FATF Mutual Evaluation process.

Course Structure The Five-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon completion of this course, the participant will have developed an understanding of:

  • The FATF mission, purpose, structure, products, and processes;
  • FATF-identified typologies, threats, and risks;
  • The FATF Mutual Evaluation process and methodology;
  • The FATF recommendations and the elements of technical compliance;
  • The basic elements of effective implementation;
  • The importance and impact of the FATF Mutual Evaluation; and
  • An overview of Qatar’s previous FATF evaluations.


Target Audience Target audience includes all public sector senior officials and their staffs involved in implementing Qatar’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, especially those who are involved with Qatar’s preparations for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation.
Targeted authorities include but are not limited to: NAMLC; QCB; MOJ; QFIU; PPO; MOCI; RACA; QFCRA; QFCA; QFMA; MOFA; NCTC; MOI; SSB; GAC; ACTA; MOF tax officials; and SJC.
COURSE 7
Course name: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Effectiveness Training for Public Sector Audiences

Date and time of delivery: Sunday -Tuesday, 7th July to 9th July (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Three Days

Last date of registration: 2nd July, 2019

Course fees: QAR 9,000

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to get an attendance certificate and to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.
Description of the course This Three-Day training program will consist of a series of modules that will provide deeper and more focused information on the effective implemention of the global anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards, as assessed by the Financial Action Task Force.

Course Structure The Three-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed an in-depth understanding of:

  • The FATF Immediate Outcomes;
  • The FATF process for assessing the effective implementation of AML/CFT;
  • Effective application of the elements of effectiveness, including but not limited to understanding risk, interagency coordination, supervision of financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs), preventive measures, financial intelligence, investigations, prosecutions, confiscation, and targeted financial sanctions; and
  • Case studies of international best practices for demonstrating an effective CIF regime.


Target Audience Target audience includes all public sector senior officials and their staffs involved in implementing Qatar’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, especially those who are expected to present Qatar’s case during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation process.
Targeted departments and agencies include, but are not limited to: NAMLC; QCB; MOJ; QFIU; PPO; MCI; RACA; QFCRA; QFCA; QFMA; NCTC; MOI; SSB; GAC; ACTA; SJC; MOF; MOFA
COURSE 8
Course name: Illicit Finance Prosecutions Training

Date and time of delivery: Monday-Thursday, 16th to 19th September, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Four Days

Last date of registration: 11th September 2019

Course fees: QAR 12,000 per participant

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This four-day training program – designed for prosecutors and judges who are involved in combating illicit finance in Qatar – focuses on the evaluation of the “effectiveness” of Qatar’s illicit finance prosecutions regime, with references to best practices.

Course Structure The Four-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed the following:

  • Observed vulnerabilities, threats, and risks and the role and use of investigations, prosecutions, convictions, and confiscations in the Qatari AML/CFT regime to mitigate the risks;
  • Best practices in preparing effective money laundering and terrorism finance cases;
  • The need for prioritizing financial investigations in almost all cases;
  • Importance of freezing and confiscation as tools in countering illicit finance;
  • The legal elements of money laundering and terrorist financing offenses, how to prove same and the challenges this can present; and
  • Best practices in international legal assistance.


Target Audience Target audience includes all public sector senior officials and their staffs involved in implementing Qatar’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, especially those who are expected to present Qatar’s case during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation process.
Targeted departments and agencies include, but are not limited to: NAMLC; QCB; MOJ; QFIU; PPO; MCI; RACA; QFCRA; QFCA; QFMA; NCTC; MOI; SSB; GAC; ACTA; SJC; MOF; MOFA
COURSE 9
Course name: Intelligence and Law Enforcement Targeted Measures Training

Date and time of delivery: Sunday – Wednesday, 22nd to 25th September, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Four Days

Last date of registration: 17th September 2019

Course fees: QAR 12,000 per participant

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This Four-Day training program will focus on effective intelligence and law enforcement targeted measures, tailored especially for investigators and analysts who are involved in combating illicit finance in Qatar, including economic crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing.

Course Structure The Four-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed the following:

  • The vulnerabilities, threats, and risks facing banks, NBFIs, and DNFBPs stemming from Qatar’s National Risk Assessment and the role of the Qatari counter illicit finance (CIF) regime in mitigating risk;
  • Targeted measures and analysis in intelligence and law enforcement to combat illicit finance;
  • Anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) analysis and investigation;
  • Best practices in gathering evidence of illicit finance; and
  • Best practices in analyzing illicit networks and building an effective money laundering and terrorism finance cases.


Target Audience Target audience includes law enforcement officials as well as investigators and analysts, and support staff, who are involved in combating illicit finance in Qatar.
Targeted authorities include, but are not limited to: NAMLC; SSB; MOI; QFIU; PPO; NCTC; GAC.
COURSE 10
Course name: Elements of an Effective Counter Illicit Finance (CIF) Regime: Private Financial Sector Training

Date and time of delivery:First session: Sunday – Thursday, 29th September to 3rd October, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)
Second session: Sunday – Thursday,13th to 17th October, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)
Third session: Sunday – Thursday, 27th to 31st October, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)

Duration of the course: Five Days

Last date of registration: First session: 24th September 2019
Second session: 8th October 2019
Third session: 22nd October 2019

Course fees: QAR 7500 per participant

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This Five-Day course focuses on strengthening the subject matter expertise, leadership, and judgment of Qatar’s financial sector representatives in combating illicit finance.

Course Structure The Five-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed the following:

  • The evolution of the global CIF mission, the global standards that came out of its development, and how these necessitate a culture of compliance;
  • The vulnerabilities, threats, and risks stemming from Qatar’s National Risk Assessment and the role of the Qatari counter illicit finance (CIF) regime in mitigating risk;
  • Qatar’s CIF regime, including supervisory authorities, law enforcement, and new anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) law;
  • The foundations of money-laundering, including that related to drugs and cash, wires and fraud, and other higher risk concepts;
  • Best practices for effective AML/CFT compliance for financial institutions;
  • The basics of sanctions; and
  • The role of the private financial sector in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation process.


Target Audience Target audience is Qatar’s private sector financial sector representatives, including but not limited to: AML/CFT risk managers, Compliance Officers, Money Laundering Reporting Officers, auditors, select relationship managers, and other private financial sector representatives involved in combating illicit finance. The types of private sector entities that are the target of this training include banks and non-bank financial institutions, including exchange houses, money services businesses, insurance brokers, investment companies, brokerage firms, etc.
Note: This course will focus on private sector financial institutions. Since financial institutions and their supervisors will be assessed separately in the FATF process, and to foster an open conversation with the private sector, regulators and other public officials should not enroll in this course (C10).
COURSE 11
Course name: Elements of an Effective Counter Illicit Finance (CIF) Regime: Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) Training

Date and time of delivery:Sunday – Thursday, 10th to 14th November, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)


Duration of the course: Five Days

Last date of registration: 6th November 2019


Course fees: QAR 15,000 per participant (50% discount applicable)

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This Five-Day course focuses on strengthening the subject matter expertise, leadership, and judgment of Qatar’s DNFBP sector representatives in combating illicit finance.

Course Structure The Five-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have developed an understanding of:

  • The vulnerabilities, threats, and risks stemming from Qatar’s National Risk Assessment and the role of the Qatari counter illicit finance (CIF) regime in mitigating risk;
  • The roles and responsibilities that comprise Qatar’s CIF regime, including supervisory authorities, law enforcement, and new anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) law;
  • Best practices for effective AML/CFT compliance for DNFBPs;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combat illicit finance;
  • Sanctions programs and associated requirements and prohibitions;
  • The role and importance of the risk assessment process; and
  • The role of the DNFBP sector in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation process.


Target Audience Target audience is Qatar’s DNFBP sector representatives (lawyers, auditors, external accountants, tax advisors, company service providers, dealers in precious metals/stones, real estate agents, and any individuals serving as notaries public who are not government employees) with a focus on those who are acting as compliance or risk management officers for their associated profession. Note: Since DNFBPs and their supervisors will be assessed separately in the FATF process, and in order to foster an open conversation with DNFBP sector representatives, DNFBP supervisors should not enroll in this course (C11).
COURSE 12
Course name: Elements of an Effective Counter Illicit Finance (CIF) Regime: Nonprofit Organizations (NPO) and Charities Training

Date and time of delivery:Sunday – Tuesday, 8th to 10th December, (8:00 AM to 3:00PM)


Duration of the course: Three Days

Last date of registration: 4th December 2019

Course fees: QAR 9,000 per participant (50% discount applicable)

Attendance requirement:Minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory to sit for the examination.

Certification/ Examination: This Course has a required examination for all participants. The exam will be administered on the last day of the Course beginning at 3:30pm

Examination Structure:Multiple-choice questions. All tests required as part of the Comprehensive Training Program will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and, in general, will have 30-60 questions. The exact number of questions, however, will vary by Training Course and be based on the length of the specific Course, the learning objectives for the Course, and the amount of training material presented in each Course.

Description of the course This Three-Day course focuses on strengthening the subject matter expertise, leadership, and judgment of Qatar’s NPO and Charities sector representatives in combating illicit finance.

Course Structure The Three-Day Course will employ a variety of training modalities. These may include plenary and lecture-based sessions, interactive discussions and scenario-based exercises, and question and answer periods.

Content highlight and training objectives and outcomes for the course Upon completion of this course, the participant will have developed an understanding of:

  • The vulnerabilities, threats, and risks stemming from Qatar’s National Risk Assessment and the role of the Qatari counter illicit finance (CIF) regime in mitigating risk;
  • Qatar’s CIF regime, including supervisory authorities, law enforcement, and new anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) law;
  • Terrorist financing and how it works;
  • Best practices for effective AML/CFT compliance for NPOs and charities;
  • Applying preventive measures and adopting a risk-based approach to combat illicit finance; and
  • The role of the NPO and charitable sector in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation process.


Target Audience Target audience is Qatar’s NPO and Charities sector representatives, including but not limited to: AML/CFT risk managers, compliance officers, auditors, NPO employees involved in staff and partner due diligence and vetting, and other NPO and charitable sector representatives involved in combating illicit finance. Note: Since NPOs and their supervisors will be assessed separately in the FATF process, and in order to foster an open conversation with the charitable sector, NPO supervisors should not enroll in this course (C12).