About ACFCS

Building a Better Financial Crime
Fighting Community

About ACFCS

Building a Better Financial Crime
Fighting Community

Our Story

ACFCS was conceptualized by a group of esteemed representatives from regulatory, law enforcement, banking, securities firms and other institutions. They concluded that financial crime detection and prevention as well as online training were ready to evolve to meet the new reality of financial crime. They updated their training courses with a broader focus—anti-money laundering (AML) knowledge was no longer enough.

The result: ACFCS was borne along with its Certified Financial Crime Specialist, CFCS, examination covering a robust AML training program in addition to addressing cyber-crimes, fraud, bribery, corruption, tax evasion, sanctions, terrorist financing, compliance programs, asset recovery, crypto crimes, and investigations.

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OUR PURPOSE

At ACFCS, our purpose is to arm financial crime specialists with the tools and resources they need to fight financial crime, build a wealth of knowledge, and advance in their careers. In order to accomplish this, we make crime detection and prevention our top priority. Collaboration is key in being able to assess criminal risk which is why we place our full trust in our online training courses and the financial crime community.

There’s always more to learn with ACFCS.

We offer engagement with the community through webinars, events, and our new, quarterly CFCS scholarship program. 10 CFCS certifications will be awarded to those who have made an impact in fighting financial crime. Our goal is to engage young professionals looking to further their career as a certified financial crime specialist which is why we have founded our new, NEXT GEN Program.

OUR CULTURE

The ACFCS environment is built on optimal insight and encouragement. We do this by creating a culture that promotes honesty, mental health, and continued determination. Our community believes in the power of transparency, open-mindedness, and listening to other regardless of position or differences in opinions. Collective intelligence is truly the center of great ideas and a passionate team. With an environment that’s agile and innovative, we seek to constantly improve our work in building a stronger financial crime fighting community.

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See What Certified Financial Crime Specialists Are Saying

"The CFCS tests the skills necessary to fight financial crime. It's comprehensive. Passing it should be considered a mark of high achievement, distinguishing qualified experts in this growing specialty area."

KENNETH E. BARDEN 

(JD, Washington)

"It's a vigorous exam. Anyone passing it should have a great sense of achievement."

DANIEL DWAIN

(CFCS, Official Superior

de Cumplimiento Cidel

Bank & Trust Inc. Nueva York)

"The exam tests one's ability to apply concepts in practical scenarios. Passing it can be a great asset for professionals in the converging disciplines of financial crime."

MORRIS GUY

(CFCS, Royal Band of

Canada, Montreal)

"The Exam is far-reaching. I love that the questions are scenario based. I recommend it to anyone in the financial crime detection and prevention profession."

BECKI LAPORTE

(CFCS, CAMS Lead Compliance

Trainer, FINRA, Member Regulation

Training, Washington, DC)

"This certification comes at a very ripe time. Professionals can no longer get away with having siloed knowledge. Compliance is all-encompassing and enterprise-driven."

KATYA HIROSE
CFCS, CAMS, CFE, CSAR
Director, Global Risk
& Investigation Practice
FTI Consulting, Los Angeles

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