Certification Overview

About Certification

Whether it’s cyber fraudsters or human traffickers, corrupt officials or tax evaders, financial crime professionals are facing a wider and more complex landscape of risks and threats than ever before. The Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential is the only certification to respond to this need for professionals with diverse skills and broad-based knowledge across the financial crime spectrum.

We are excited to offer a new and improved CFCS exam and updated prep materials. The exam has undergone its most extensive revision since 2013, and prep materials have been modernized to cover current issues like beneficial ownership, cryptocurrencies, trends in terrorist financing, cybercrime typologies, and more. Together, these changes have produced a CFCS 2.0 that is stronger and more comprehensive than ever before – Learn more here

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Exam Construction

The exam is constructed with the help of financial crime experts under the strict auspices of a psychometric firm and a worldwide survey. Learn More

Exam Topics

CFCS exam topics include: AML, sanctions, asset recovery, investigations, cybersecurity, fraud, corruption, terrorist financing and more. Learn More

Eligibility

Certification eligibility requires a specific amount of credits with documentation and references for professional experience, education and training. Learn More

Recertification

Certified Financial Crime Specialist are required to earn qualifying continuing education credits through experience, training and education. Learn More

FAQs

Learn more about CFCS Certification and view frequently asked questions including details on eligibility, recertification, expired certifications and more. View FAQs

Find a Testing Center

The CFCS exam is available year-round at nearly 850 Kryterion Testing Centers around the world.Find a Testing Center Near You

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CERTIFICATION PRICING OVERVIEW

The CFCS Certification Package includes:

  • Newly revised CFCS Exam Preparation Manual – 5th Edition
  • CFCS Online Prep Course
  • Online Practice Exam
  • CFCS Exam Prep Webinar (live – held quarterly)
  • Brand new 11 hour Online Prep Course
  • 1-year ACFCS Membership
  • CFCS Exam

To learn more about updates to the prep materials, please click here. To learn how to prepare for the exam, download our suggested CFCS Study Plan.

For a Limited Time, Take Advantage of Special Pricing to Mark the Release of the CFCS 2.0.

CFCS Certification Package (Professional) $1,695    $1,295
CFCS Certification Package (Government) $1,345   $995
Member Pricing: CFCS Certification Package (Professional) $995
Member Pricing: CFCS Certification Package (Government) $795

Existing ACFCS Members – Upgrade your membership to the CFCS Candidate Package by changing your membership during the renewal process. Select the CFCS Candidate Membership from the dropdown on the renewal page and your total at the payment portion of the checkout will automatically be reduced to the pricing above.

*Please note that while the CFCS Study Manual and examination are available in Arabic, the online prep course and CFCS orientation materials are presented in English. In addition, exam scheduling instructions and any communications with customer support will be presented in English. As a result, it is highly recommended that CFCS candidates possess at least an intermediate level of proficiency in written English-language communication.

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Download The CFCS Certification Brochure

Download the CFCS Brochure now to learn more about getting certified. The CFCS Brochure includes information on:

  • The Certification Structure
  • What the Exam Covers
  • Certification Pricing
  • Recertification

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