FIBA Releases a Newly Updated Online AMLCA Course in Partnership with FIU 

by | Jan 12, 2022 | Education & Training

Miami, Florida – April 13, 2017 – FIBA, The Florida International Bankers Association – continues its professional development excellence but this time with a fresh, modern look. For many years, FIBA has provided professionals in the financial services sector with updated, content-specific money laundering risks and compliance education through the Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA) certification.

FIBA and Florida International University (FIU) partnered and have successfully certified thousands of specialists in both domestic and international markets. The AMLCA was developed to be taught in an online or in-person format in English and in Spanish. But now, to prioritize on each participant’s interactive learning experience – the online certification has been updated with activities and tools to stay engaged.

On May 18, 2017 FIBA and FIU Online will showcase the renewed look and feel of the online AMLCA course. This modern design was created with the learner as the focal point by offering features to encourage interactivity. The course was intentionally organized so that students actively progress with a new template that features user-friendly navigation. To maintain engagement, participants practice what they’ve learned with built-in quizzes and discussion forums after being presented with the content in each module.

In addition to the change in layout, a more personalized approach was added to promote collaboration between students and their instructors. Learners are welcomed to their online experience with a video message from FIBA’s CEO, David Schwartz, J.D., and as they advance through the course, instructors deliver personalized content with video presentations in each section.

Instructor Ana Maria de Alba, AMLCA, CPAML, has taught the online certification for several years. “The new format offers excellent tools to keep learners engaged and focused, as it does not allow for wandering around and multitasking while listening to the lessons. It is designed in a visually appealing format that is interactive and fully relevant with in-depth best practices and guidance,” she said. 

Aside from updated content, the design revamp includes modern icons, templates and ways for students to stay up-to-date with a calendar of due dates and special assignments. The 90-day course is structured so that each participant learns at his or her own pace and completes the exam once ready.

For more information about FIBA’s certifications and other professional development programs, please visit or contact Sofia Villalobos, FIBA’s Institute Director via email at or by phone at (305) 539-3746.