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Course description

As BSA officer you manage the prevention and reporting of financial crimes at your financial institution.  This BSA officer 101 will help you get your arms around this enormous job.  Anything that involves money and attempted crime is under your jurisdiction. It is way past just filing Currency Transaction Reporting and looking for exchanges of currencies. Your job involves identifying shell companies, trade-based money laundering, hiding funds in real estate and many other avenues that criminals use today. How can you use your systems and your program to prevent loss and crime at your financial institution? A look at building a BSA program that will be effective is at the heart of this webinar. 

Understanding and managing the BSA Officer function is an enormous responsibility.  Congratulations your institution values your skills and thinks you can do the job. So now what? Let's use this two-hour webinar to explore the way that a BSA program is laid out. How to use the regulation, the exam manual, your system, your frontline to build an effective program. You will receive step by step guidance on how to make it in BSA. 

What you will learn:

  • Where do I start? Checklist and map for compliance
  • How to develop and maintain a risk assessments
  • Review your policy and procedures
  • Breaking down the examination manual
  • Breaking down the regulation
  • Receive an audit worksheet
  • Common acronyms
  • Know your Customer programs-CDD and CIP
  • Reports that must be generated-CTRs and SARS
  • Records that must be kept-Monetary Instruments and Funds transfers
  • Information Sharing and law enforcement requests
  • Dealing with law enforcement
  • Working with your Board of Directors
  • Identification of crime and attempted crime
  • Training, Internal Controls, Audit and BSA Officer responsibilities
  • What's new and what's hot that you should work on right now

You will receive: 

  • Extensive policy checklist
  • Audit worksheet-70 pages
  • Exam manual and regulation in word document for searches


Deborah Crawford

Deborah Crawford is the President of gettechnical inc. She specializes in compliance and regulations for the deposit side of financial institutions. Her 27+ year career in banking and training began at Hibernia National Bank. She has been a seminar leader for many state associations and credit union groups across the nation. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees from Louisiana State University.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • New BSA Officer Training

  • 2


    • Slides

    • Policy Checklist

    • Regulation

    • Exam Manual

    • Audit Worksheet

    • Webinar Q & A Document