This three-day course covers the fundamentals of financial investigations and incorporates some of the more advanced processes that elevate an investigation. During this course, students will learn about investigative processes, practical tools, and sources of information necessary to plan and conduct financial investigations. The course begins with a description of the basic composition of elements within illicit financial networks and how they work to compromise legitimate business and financial sectors. Course material will describe government, regulatory, and investigative actions within the United States, and by international partners to detect and investigate illicit actors and networks. The course also includes considerations for investigation planning and promoting creative thinking.
covered in this course include:
• Illicit network vulnerabilities
• Movement of money and messaging
• Bank Secrecy Act
• Value flow
• Fronts, shells, and shelf business
• Investigation preparation
complete this course and pass the post-test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
the CECFE certification.
This intermediate course is intended for investigators, analysts, regulators, and prosecutors who encounter or expect to encounter white collar or economic crimes. The course is suitable for those who have practical experience in investigation, analysis, regulation, and prosecution and are seeking additional training specific to the key concepts in this course.
NW3C may cancel any class for any reason and
NW3C is not responsible for non-refundable travel accommodations lost or rendered moot as a
result of a class cancellation.
hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the
material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your
computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your
experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other
students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software
Mandatory Operating System
• Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft windows 10 or later or macOS v10.12 or
later. Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Mandatory Software Requirements
Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live
online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our
live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand
with the Webex Meetings application.
• Dual monitors
will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view
presentations, see the instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second
monitor is needed to join and complete hands-on practical exercises. Not being
able to see both interfaces simultaneously will make it difficult,
if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large
screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will
NOT work. Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple
• Hard-wired, high-speed
Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient,
however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also
provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
• Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live training class and a microphone
is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and
provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a
headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your
If you have
any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please