Certificate for Respondent's Playbook (CRP)

About the Certification

We are pleased to announce an updated version of the BAFT Certificate for Respondent’s Playbook (CRP), the 2.0 version is now available!

We designed this resource to train respondent banks on international anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards and to recommend actions that may improve their ability to obtain and maintain a correspondent banking relationship.

It outlines the decision-making process of correspondents establishing new and reviewing existing relationships and the measures that respondents may take to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

The newest version incorporates current regulatory changes in the marketplace and includes a new section on the ISO 20022 migration in addition to sections covering:

  • An Introduction on the Current State of Correspondent Banking
  • Establishing a New Correspondent Relationship
  • Maintaining an Existing Correspondent Relationship
  • Options for Respondent Banks Unable to Obtain or Maintain a Relationship
  • Special Considerations for Money Services Businesses and Fintechs
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Respondent Banks

This certification is geared toward banks, primarily compliance, risk management, credit officers, and transaction banking business line staff who typically serve as the first line of defense.

Earn Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs)

CRP has been approved for 9 CPDs from the American Bankers Association and 7 CPDs from the ICC Academy.

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


CRP Certificate

CRP Instructor

Samantha Pelosi
Senior Director, Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Samantha Pelosi is the  former Senior Vice President of Payments and Innovation at BAFT. Samantha was responsible for defining and executing 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 a Certificate for Respondent’s Playbook upon completion.

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

Group Rates: 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 the BAFT Member List prior to registering.

Complete Registration

BAFT Member Price: $399 USD
Non-Member Price: $499 USD
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