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Finance, Trust

STEP CPD Learning: Automatic Exchange of Information

Course details

CPD Points





Online self-study for 30 hours – begin at any time.

Course Overview

The course syllabus provides a detailed review of the current reporting requirements as well as comprehensive summary on previous initiatives. As more jurisdictions are participating in the automatic exchange of information it is important for practitioners in the field to ensure they have the up-to-date technical knowledge and tools for effective implementation and compliance.

Students of this course typically include:

  • Professionals working in the international trusts industry.
  • Those working in the private banking and wealth management industry, including financial advisors, accountants, senior executives, compliance professionals and operational staff working in financial services firms.
  • Individuals working in an international commercial business or organisation.
  • Lawyers/legal professionals.


  • Interactive eLearning course which is delivered entirely online and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  • Flexible study – there are no exams/assessments for this course, students can study and learn at their own pace.
  • Students are provided with 12 months access to the course material and are able to refer back to the content as and when needed for the purpose of their practice.
  • The course material has been written by an industry expert in the field.
  • The course can be adopted in-house and provided as part of a training programme for employers.
  • Successful completion of this course enables students to appreciate the need for AEOI and understand the key principles behind FATCA and CRS.
  • Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the information required to be reported.
  • The course has been tailored to trust practitioners providing two modules covering the impact on trusts.
  • The content of the course covers regulatory and statutory developments which have been implemented over time as well as the future positon on AEOI.

Course price: £595 (£545 STEP discounted fee).

Course Content

Following this course you will learn how to:

  • Appreciate the need for “Automatic Exchange of Information”.
  • Understand the key principles and purpose behind FATCA and CRS.
  • Know the information required to be reported under FATCA and CRS and timetables for reporting.
  • Explain the impact of FATCA and CRS on trusts.
  • Reflect on the positive and negatives of FATCA and CRS.
  • Consider the possible future direction of AEOI.
  • Discuss the other international AEOI initiatives.

This course is delivered through an online learning platform, providing you with twelve months’ access to bespoke, interactive course material written by an industry expert. There is no formal assessment for this course, allowing you to study and learn at your own pace and refer back to the content as and when needed for the purpose of practice. There are 30 nominal hours of study recommended for this course.

Course Benefits

This innovative and engaging eLearning course has been designed to provide the busy practitioner with a comprehensive commentary on FATCA, CRS and other earlier and proposed AEOI initiatives.

Next Steps

Whilst we at the GTA promote and facilitate the STEP programmes, bookings are made directly with CLT International, STEP’s exclusive training provider. To enrol please book online.

Course Tutor

  • CLT International

    CLT International has been providing certificated training and qualifications to professionals in the private client and wealth management industry since 1999. As an international company operating in over 90 global centres, we provide training to over 3,000 delegates per year and are also the exclusive provider for STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations.

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