ACFCS is a leading provider of practical tools and knowledge to help professionals improve results in financial crime detection and prevention.

Through membership, live and online training, and the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential, our goal is to deliver resources that enable better performance in financial crime compliance, investigations, regulation and enforcement.

The ACFCS Approach

Over the last three decades, the financial crime risk landscape has expanded dramatically for private and public sector organizations. So too have regulatory expectations, and public and media attention on financial crime issues.

The silo’ed approach of the past is gradually giving way to a wider view that treats financial crime risks like money laundering, fraud and corruption as parts of an interconnected whole.

In response to this shift in compliance, regulation, and enforcement toward a converged approach to financial crime, The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) focuses its content, training and assessment on all aspects of the financial crime.

ACFCS Membership

ACFCS membership supports your organization and your career by providing you with training opportunities, vital information and analysis that let you do your job better, live and virtual networking and a worldwide community of colleagues and counterparts. The goal of ACFCS membership is to provide organizations and individuals with insights into emerging trends and challenges across the financial crime spectrum, first-class job tools, and connections to a global community of like-minded professionals in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions.

Membership benefits include:

  • News, guidance and analysis through the Daily Brief and weekly Financial Crime 360 ezine
  • Bimonthly members webinars
  • Archived resources
  • Live and online opportunities to connect and network with other financial crime professionals
  • Preferred pricing on ACFCS live events and online training modules

To become a member today, please click here.

CFCS Certification

The Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) designation responds to the increasing need for professionals with a broad-based understanding of all financial crime threats, and is the only credential to validate knowledge and skill across the financial crime spectrum.

Candidates for CFCS certification must pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate required levels of education, training and professional experience in a financial crime compliance, enforcement or regulatory role. Professionals at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies in more than 75 countries have obtained or registered for CFCS certification, reflecting the global spread of the converged approach to financial crime detection and prevention.

Visit the CFCS certification page to learn more and start your journey toward becoming CFCS-certified.

Enterprise Training Packages

For private and public sector organizations seeking cost-effective, timely and adaptive solutions for their financial crime training needs, ACFCS offers customized enterprise training packages. Enterprise partnerships are tailored to fit your organization’s staffing, key challenges, and profile, and offer a “one-stop-shop” for financial crime training and awareness. Please click here to learn more and request further information.

Online Training Courses

ACFCS offers in-depth online courses on two of the most critical financial crime initiatives in recent decades – the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Both courses feature several hours of interactive learning and include scenario-based and knowledge assessments to measure key objectives and track progress throughout the courses. The courses are designed to contain relevant material for a variety of levels of expertise.

Click here to learn more about the FATCA online course, and here for the FCPA online course.

Questions and Contact Information

Have questions about ACFCS services and products, or want to speak with a customer service representative to learn more? Please email us at or call us at 786-517-2701.