The next CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Conference, presented in partnership with the National Association of Credit Union Supervisors, will convene Nov. 12-15 in Las Vegas. Dedicated to examining the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering (AML) and credit unions’ role in fighting financial crime, the event allows attendees to earn the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) designation.
“The increasing reliance on technology and the heightened sophistication of money laundering has made credit unions highly vulnerable,” said Tracy Blaske, CUNA compliance instructional design manager. “This conference gives you the tools to identify and respond to illicit activity at your credit union while ensuring compliance with important regulations.”
The conference’s curriculum of sessions, conducted by regulatory and financial crime experts, address core BSA/AML issues such as internal controls, examinations, terrorist financing and elder abuse. Upon completing the core curriculum, attendees will be able to test for the BSACS designation. The 2016 Bank Secrecy Act Conference saw 114 attendees earn the BSACS certification and 112 attendees recertify their BSACS designation.
In addition to the in-person sessions, pre- and post-conference workshops will be offered. Cyber sessions covering special topics will also be made available for attendees to view up to 3 months after the conference.