e-Learning basic courses

If you perform identity checks in accordance with legal requirements and are looking for a form of training that is perfectly compatible with your everyday professional life, then our eLearning offering is just right for you.

Our eLearning basic courses "Checking ID documents", "Recognizing faces - do the picture and the person match?" and "Common counterfeiting practices" are useful for anyone who has to check ID documents and identities responsibly. In fact, this knowledge is mandatory for companies in certain industries (see below).

How long do the trainings take?

Our basic courses last between 20 and 45 minutes and are divided into compact, short lessons.

What are possible contents of the training?

You will learn all the content that is important for ID or identity verification, for example:

  •     Identity verification procedures
  •     Verification of identity documents
  •     Definition of security features in documents
  •     Recognition of forged and falsified documents
  •     Different verification methods, with and without technical aids
  •     DAS Checklist
  •     Recommendations for action in case of suspicion

Do I need certain technical requirements for this eLearning course?

No, you will receive a link and detailed instructions after booking and payment. All you need is Internet access.

Is there a certificate?

Yes, for some more comprehensive eLearning seminars you can request in certificate after completion, which is valid as proof and documentation.

How much does a eLearning course cost?

Our basic courses provide you with an efficient and inexpensive start to your continuing education: They cost from €19.95.

What are the advantages of eLearning?

  •     You can start right away and learn at your own pace.
  •     You do not need any special IT equipment. Internet access is sufficient.
  •     You can repeat or pause content and exercises as you wish during the availability period.
  •     You receive your personalized certificate upon completion of more extensive eLearning courses.
  •     You have no travel and accommodation costs.


Who is required to complete identity verification training?

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin for short, regulates the instruction of employees in its interpretation and application notes on the Money Laundering Act as follows:

Informing employees

Pursuant to Section 6 (2) No. 6 of the German Money Laundering Act (GwG), obligated parties must provide all their employees with initial and ongoing information on the typologies and current methods of money laundering and terrorist financing, the relevant money laundering regulations and obligations, and data protection provisions. The information may be provided in the form of face-to-face training sessions or by using appropriate and up-to-date IT-based training programs or training materials. Information on data protection provisions may be provided by the data protection officer or appropriately trained persons.

The obligated parties can decide independently, on a risk-oriented basis, about the types of information used, their design and scope, and the time at which they are to be carried out. In this context, in addition to the individual risk situation, event-related circumstances in particular must be taken into account (e.g. new legal regulations, significant changes in BaFin's administrative practice, findings on new forms of money laundering and terrorist financing, new employees joining the company or the frequency of incidents relevant under money laundering law or also increased error rates with regard to obligations under money laundering law). The same applies with regard to the design of the notifications.

Information on typologies and current methods of money laundering and terrorist financing results, among other things, from the exchange with the FIU pursuant to Section 28 (1) No. 9 AMLA, from the annual reports of the FIU and from the publications of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (annual reports, typology papers, etc.).

A limit to the duty to provide information may be drawn with regard to employees who perform activities that have no relation to the typical business tasks or services of the obligated party (e.g. cleaning staff).

Furthermore, the interpretative notes also explain the review of regular training:

An independent review can be performed by an internal audit, but also by other internal or external audits. The prerequisite in all cases is that the review is appropriate in view of the nature and scope of the obligated party's business activities. In this context, the independent review required under Section 6 (2) No. 7 GwG exists in addition to the monitoring obligations of the ARC and also covers the area for which the ARC is responsible.

The internal audit department or the internal/external auditing unit must verify compliance with all obligations under money laundering law. It is regularly sufficient if sub-areas are audited each year in a risk-appropriate manner, provided that all areas are audited within a three-year cycle.

The reports must assess whether the security measures taken by the obligated party to combat money laundering and terrorist financing are appropriate, functional, up-to-date and effective, and whether the ARC has fulfilled the duties assigned to it.

According to BaFin, these notes on obligations under money laundering law apply to

  •     Credit institutions
  •     Financial services institutions
  •     Payment institutions and electronic money institutions
  •     Agents and electronic money agents
  •     Self-employed traders within the meaning of the GwG
  •     Insurance companies
  •     Capital management companies and others
  •     Financial holding companies and mixed financial holding companies