Certificate for Respondent's Playbook (CRP)

About the Certification

BAFT developed the Respondent’s Playbook: Guide to Obtaining and Maintaining a Correspondent Banking Relationship to train respondent banks on international anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards and to recommended actions that may improve their ability to obtain and maintain a correspondent banking relationship.

This certification is geared toward private sector banks, primarily compliance, risk management, and transaction banking business line (trade finance and cross-border payments) staff as well as credit officers.

Earn 7 Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs) from


Certificate Structure


Comprising 9 courses, the industry-validated certificate was developed by a group of leading transaction banking experts from BAFT’s global community. Each course has been tailor-made to develop the skills needed to walk away with an understanding of the core components of transaction banking prior to diving more deeply into bank specific processes and procedures.

Course Overview


Respondent's Playbook Instructor

Samantha Pelosi

Samantha Pelosi is the Senior Vice President of Payments and Innovation at BAFT, the
preeminent global transaction banking association. Samantha defines and executes
the association’s strategy for emerging technologies (such as blockchain and artificial intelligence), payments, and financial crime compliance. Samantha joined BAFT from the Federal Reserve Board, where she led all retail payments initiatives (including FedNow) as a policymaker and implemented the Dodd-Frank Act as legal counsel. She built the compliance function of Travelex Global Business Payments (now Western Union Business Solutions) from the ground up as its global head of regulations and compliance. She advanced the anti-money laundering mission of the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following 9/11 and the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act. She began her career as a corporate and finance attorney at the Silicon Valley based law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Pelosi holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA in political science from Duke University.


To complete registration and payment you will be taken to the BAFT Learning Management System.

Access: This includes access to all 9 on-demand e-courses and the BAFT Respondent’s Playbook Certificate upon completion.

Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover. For alternative forms of payment please contact [email protected]

For group pricing please email [email protected]


Non-members who select BAFT Member pricing are responsible for the remaining balance. Verify your organization is a member of BAFT by viewing BAFT Member List prior to registering.