Train–the–Trainer (TTT)

Given its inherent long-term sustainability, ICAR designs and delivers country-specific Train–the–Trainer (TTT) training. The goal is to train selected candidates as Certified Trainers for the Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery programme whilst training other participants in the process. Through the use of an extensive hands-on practical exercise, participants conduct a country-specific simulated investigation involving complex corruption and money laundering schemes.

The Train–the–Trainer (TTT) programme comprises a series of four training workshops designed to develop four to five candidates as Certifed Trainers in the Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery programme. Participants who wish to become certifed trainers must express their interest and ensure that their agencies make a commitment to allowing them to attend all four workshops.

The training of the future trainers evolves gradually over the course of the four workshops, which cover the same training material at each workshop. It commences with the selection of four to five potential candidates during the first session whilst simultaneously training them and the remaining group of participants.

At the second workshop and with a new group of participants, the potential trainers participate as observers. This process aims to achieve their future independent facilitation of the practical exercise, and learning of the lecture modules. In addition to this, they receive a personal three-day instruction programme to increase their technical knowledge, develop their presentation skills and learn the unique ICAR training methodology.

At the third workshop the selected trainers already deliver two lecture modules each to the new group of participants and facilitate the practical exercise. This time, they receive a two-day mentoring session to address all problems encountered, technical issues, programme management and suggestions for improvement. They also learn new lecture modules to be presented at the subsequent and last training workshop.

The purpose of the fourth workshop for the future local trainers is to deliver all lecture modules, facilitate the practical exercise and manage the classroom activities.

Find out more

Only candidates who have attended all four workshops and received a satisfactory evaluation are awarded a certificate as a Certified Trainer for the Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery programme.

The costs of our training programmes include fees and trainer expenses, and are negotiated on a case-by-case basis in close cooperation with the partner country or funding institution, which has requested our training services. For more information, please contact us at: + 41 61 205 55 11 or

Target audience: Investigators, prosecutors, FIU representatives, judges

Number of participants: 25 to 35 per workshop; totalling around 100 

Duration: 5 days per workshop; totalling 20 days plus 6 additional mentoring days for the selected trainers only 

Location: On-site only

Programme language: English